case manufacturing

Tobias Kündig tobias.kuendig at
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:

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>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
> the
> >> 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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