tobias.kuendig at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 12:48:15 CET 2008
I made a case mockup a little while ago. But I never had time to create a 3D
I came across a few problems while I designed the case:
- The Freerunner doesn't have any buttons on its front. In addition to
that, the borders left and right from the display are pretty large (around
0.8 cm/0.315 inch). Everytime I looked at my mockup, I thought it's looking
some kind of strange. It's really hard to get a good design if you only have
a display and nothing more.
- Another problem that was resulted by the one above was that every
mockup I made looked either like the iPhone or a LG Prada (or like all the
other mobiles with a touchscreen). These days nearly every touchscreen phone
looks the same!
- The last problem I came across was the thickness. Even if the bevels
around the display are removed (that makes about 3mm/0.12inch less), the
phone is still very thick. But I don't think there is a way to get it
Have a look at the mockup here: http://www.opkg.org/images/case_mockup.jpg
It would be really cool if someone could create a new case. I never liked
the original one, and something more "stylish" would be great.
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 19:52, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at 3v1n0.net>wrote:
> arne anka wrote:
> >> would it be possible, this way, to find a possible way to remove the
> >> frame
> >> around the screen?
> >> In other words: could a new case be made that hasn't the frame around
> >> screen? that would increase the usable surface
> > my thoughts exactly ;-)
> > any help from the hardware guys or those having the fr disassembled
> > already?
> > is the beveled border somehow necessary?
> Mh, When I removed the front cover to put in my homemade screen
> protector (a transparent foil for projections :P), I noticed that
> there's space for keeping the LCD on the surface of the cover.
> I'm I wrong?
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