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Wood replacement iPhone back

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by devildog2067, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. devildog2067

    devildog2067

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    Gratuitous luxury item of the day: wood replacement iPhone 4/4s back panel.

    Everyone at work carries an iPhone, so there's like 600 of them in the office. I wanted some way to make mine look different without using a case. Found a company called material6 that makes replacement back panels for the iPhone and does custom engraving.

    Oddly enough for an Apple product, the back panel comes off with the removal of just two screws. Actually you could replace the battery on a 4/4s in about 10 minutes, and it's about damn time.

    Expensive for what they are, but other than that pretty happy with it.

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    Gizmodo review of this product
     
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    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    That is so cool! I would buy one right now if it were 1/3 the current price...
     
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    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    I love it, but boy $90 minimum is a big price for just decoration. :wow:
     
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    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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  8. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    Very Nice! What's the character on it?
     
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    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    It's the chinese character for "gumby"... :cool:
     
  11. devildog2067

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    You 1%ers and your decadent extravagances...

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    looks good , especially the Mahogany they have on their website
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    They had a great online article yesterday on those and others. It's amazing what backs (and fronts) you can get for your iPhone now.

    How bad was the install?
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Very cool looking, if pricey. I couldn't give up my case though.
     
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    Stop playing with primitive items like wood and screwdrivers and go smash some atoms together!!! :tongueout:




    Edit: forgot to say, that does look pretty cool.
     
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    void your warranty?
     
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    Maybe 3 minutes. Super easy.
     
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    Don't know. If I ever have to take it to an apple store I'll reinstall the factory back first.
     
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    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Oh, you are a very bad man!!! :drool: