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protohyp

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think twice. you are right

Thats a great idea just wish I had the nerve to drill a hole in my iPhone

thanks...there isn't a lot of room in there to do it. i should have documented the process but I actually wanted to discourage people from taking apart their iPhones. at the same time I really wanted to protect my phone from all the damage that can occur from a 3 foot drop. My treo survived about 100 drops but i don't feel as safe with the iPhone. I dropped it once already but luckily it was on carpet. so really guys and gals, if you want to do it make sure you have the proper tools and the patience and the willingness to accept that you could easily break the phone and not have warranty coverage.
 

protohyp

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i knew I HAD to do it. putting a case on an iPhone is like putting a full length trench coat on jessica alba when she is wearing a bikini. it's just something you don't do to something so beautiful. i knew what I had to work with when I opened the case and I have done millions of mods to my 3 of my $3,000.00 mackbooks and powerbooks so I was never worried about destroying anything personally. but for those of you who have not done mods then think carefuly and make sure you know what you are doing. i haven't dropped my phone since and it's great holding jessica alba in a bikini in the palm of your hand. haha!
 

pokeysan

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USB necklace lanyard

I am using a do-it-yourself necklace lanyard I made originally for the iPod nano from a cheap USB connector. I got the idea from this website:

http://todd.dailey.info/archives/2005/09/18/diy-ipod-nano-lanyard/

I wound up using a squeezable cord lock to secure the end. This avoids the need for epoxy, and I suppose makes it adjustable. Wearing the iPhone makes it easier to control while listening to the iPod. I don't know how well a similar lanyard might work around the wrist.
 

protohyp

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thats cool work. I like the thought process. when i google'd iPhone lanyard it came

I am using a do-it-yourself necklace lanyard I made originally for the iPod nano from a cheap USB connector. I got the idea from this website:

http://todd.dailey.info/archives/2005/09/18/diy-ipod-nano-lanyard/

I wound up using a squeezable cord lock to secure the end. This avoids the need for epoxy, and I suppose makes it adjustable. Wearing the iPhone makes it easier to control while listening to the iPod. I don't know how well a similar lanyard might work around the wrist.
thats cool work. I like the thought process. when i google'd iPhone lanyard it came with a patent application for something simliar that they did for the nano lanyard and applied it to the iPhone...im glad you put your disclaimer on there...keep rockin the mods...
 

jjvaldez

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I am using a do-it-yourself necklace lanyard I made originally for the iPod nano from a cheap USB connector. I got the idea from this website:

http://todd.dailey.info/archives/2005/09/18/diy-ipod-nano-lanyard/

I wound up using a squeezable cord lock to secure the end. This avoids the need for epoxy, and I suppose makes it adjustable. Wearing the iPhone makes it easier to control while listening to the iPod. I don't know how well a similar lanyard might work around the wrist.

that is really cool but the phone is heavyer then the nano, i don't trust that the ipod connector will hold if you jump or hop, it will fall right off and kill the phone.. [ i know that there are buttons on the side that you have to press to unlock the connector] but i still feel that it will fail a jump or hop test.but if it works that is so cool .. i like using what i have to make stff too..
 

dispatcher

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that is really cool but the phone is heavyer then the nano, i don't trust that the ipod connector will hold if you jump or hop, it will fall right off and kill the phone.. [ i know that there are buttons on the side that you have to press to unlock the connector] but i still feel that it will fail a jump or hop test.but if it works that is so cool .. i like using what i have to make stff too..

As an update: I purchased iSkin's Lanyard for iPod. Works beautifully with the iPhone. The connection via the dock port is snug and firm. I've done several free fall drop tests and it didn't disengage.

I use it either with the lanyard around the neck (and the iPhone in the shirt or jacket pocket) or with the lanyard hooked to the belt (and the iPhone in the pants pocket, like a pocket watch). Works great both ways.

Feels better handling the iPhone knowing that if/whenever it slips out of my fingers, it won't crash on the floor.
 

col3man

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Hmmmm, drop the iPhone from 4 feet, and you have a jacked up iPhone; Drill a hole in it and attach a chinese-made lanyard, and you have a jacked up iPhone.. Keep it the way it is, and you have a decent iPhone.. time to rethink your logic.

Coleman-
 

protohyp

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Hmmmm, drop the iPhone from 4 feet, and you have a jacked up iPhone; Drill a hole in it and attach a chinese-made lanyard, and you have a jacked up iPhone.. Keep it the way it is, and you have a decent iPhone.. time to rethink your logic.

Coleman-
Coleman...the lanyard was mexican made you idiot. seriously you respond like that to this post. I know this is going to get heated so let me start by saying innovation breeds new products such as all the accessories made for the iPhone. there is a wonderful thing called modification and everyone who has made mods in this post has done a wonderful job. you of course have to come in and talk about logic. seriously kiss my filipino made in america modification ass! and for you to leave the iPhone untouched and call it 'decent'....the iPhone is one of the best phones on the market and is far from decent you skull cap wearing punk
 

sunny_and72

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Love it! made in america, by Mex-Filipino Teckie Guru!

Coleman...the lanyard was mexican made you idiot. seriously you respond like that to this post. I know this is going to get heated so let me start by saying innovation breeds new products such as all the accessories made for the iPhone. there is a wonderful thing called modification and everyone who has made mods in this post has done a wonderful job. you of course have to come in and talk about logic. seriously kiss my filipino made in america modification ass! and for you to leave the iPhone untouched and call it 'decent'....the iPhone is one of the best phones on the market and is far from decent you skull cap wearing punk

I love your MOD. also your bravery to attempt such things.. I am known for doing many worse things to devices... my friends just cringe when they see me pull out the dremel, and my epoxy to re-sculpt and shape devices. But, don't be scared... just make sure we have enough $$ in the bank to replace a device if you know what happens to it. lol... GOOD for you! I would love to see your other mods on the laptops, etc.
 

protohyp

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I love your MOD. also your bravery to attempt such things.. I am known for doing many worse things to devices... my friends just cringe when they see me pull out the dremel, and my epoxy to re-sculpt and shape devices. But, don't be scared... just make sure we have enough $$ in the bank to replace a device if you know what happens to it. lol... GOOD for you! I would love to see your other mods on the laptops, etc.
thanks sunny...glad to see someone woke up on the right side of the bed this morning...i have been heavily thinking about mods to my powerbooks...so far just turned the Apple on the front to glow blue and as well as the keyboard as well...this has been done before so it isn't a new idea but looks really cool...btw...ifixit has replacement parts in stock for the iPhone so if f'ups do occur you don't have to buy a totally new phone...i come from building furniture and guitars so detailed and precise work is always paramount. keep that dremel handy!
 

col3man

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geez; you sure showed me- I'll just keep quiet this time, before I get some more Ad Hominem thrown at me! (go look it up-)

Legitimacy? I have a degree in Industrial Design (product design) I have done freelance work for Apple, I have modded just about everything I own-

Innovation? I'm currently working on a few cases for the iphone- (most of the ones out there currently, I have issues with) I've designed high-end leather goods sold in Barneys, Saks, and Fred Segul.

You versus John Ive? I'd side with Ive for design acumen, but that's just me-

C/
 

protohyp

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geez; you sure showed me- I'll just keep quiet this time, before I get some more Ad Hominem thrown at me! (go look it up-)

Legitimacy? I have a degree in Industrial Design (product design) I have done freelance work for Apple, I have modded just about everything I own-

Innovation? I'm currently working on a few cases for the iphone- (most of the ones out there currently, I have issues with) I've designed high-end leather goods sold in Barneys, Saks, and Fred Segul.

You versus John Ive? I'd side with Ive for design acumen, but that's just me-

C/
guess what...i have a bachelors degree in industrial from art center in pasadena as well as a masters in architecture...if you design for fred 'segul' you might want stop working at bargain basement wannabes and design for fred segal. no need to look up your big words...we use them everyday in the design world. freelance is a nice thing isn't it...if you did real work maybe you wouldn't be designing but signing contracts that got your 'products' produced...industrial design and only working with leather? way to set your sights up there...

also if you need any proof of my work go look at any architecture magazines under the 'coolest designer out there'