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DIY: OtterBox Defender + Samsung Car Dock = Otterbox Car Dock

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By cypho, Member on 31st March 2012, 08:04 PM
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This Mod/DIY project will work for any phone that OtterBox makes a Defender series case for. Assuming you already have the phone and the OtterBox Defender case, this project will cost around $6 and take 20 minutes to complete.

What you need:
OtterBox Defender case - Price: free since you already purchased the case to protect your phone.
Samsung Vehicle Mount - Price: $4:90 with free shipping (buy the cheapest one - it does not need to be a model made for your phone)
Dremel/Saw/some other cutting tool - Price: Free (if you don't have one borrow one from a friend)
Super Glue/Epoxy/plastic adhesive - Price: $1


Step 1

Samsung Car mounts are made of two pieces. The Suction Cup Stand, and the part that the phone snaps into. If the two parts are connected, take them apart.

Step 2

Use a dremel tool to cut the away the phone bracket from the clip that attaches to the suction cup stand. The part you need is highlighted in this picture. Pictured is a mount for the Captivate, depending on which vehicle mount you purchased the bracket may look slightly different.

Step 3 (optional)

Remove the belt clip from the holster that came with your OtterBox Defender case.
See Step 1 in this instructables for a description on how to remove the clip
This picture is from the link above.

Step 4

Glue the piece you retrieved in step 2 to the OtterBox Holster.

Step 5

The OtterBox holster will now just snap on to the Suction Cup Stand

Step 5

Put it in your car. Place Phone in Holster. And enjoy.

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28th April 2012, 02:46 AM |#2  
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Great idea I am going to try something similar thanks for the inspiration except using a CD player mount
30th April 2012, 11:23 PM |#3  
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Definitely giving this a shot soon.

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