Nexus S DIY soft-touch battery cover mod is finger-friendly

December 22, 2010
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If the glossy, fingerprint-collecting back panel of your new Nexus S is getting you down, you could always do worse than a DIY soft-touch alternative. xda-developers member mhaedo took matters into his own hands and used a few coats of Plasti Dip to make it more grip-friendly.

After masking off the camera window and the NFC antenna, he gave it four coats inside and out (so as to avoid any peeling edges in future) and ended up with something debranded and a whole lot more tactile. Best thing is, it should simply peel off when you're tired of it, so you can sell the phone on afterwards.

[via TheGadgets]


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  • http://www.insomnimania.org mykie

    My, that looks downright shitty…

  • asdsss

    This looks like crap, nothing else. Cheap ass styrofoam. It doesn’t even look nice to the touch?!! It looks like some kid cut it out of some cheap styrofoam type of material. No Google logo on the back either. If you want to mimic HTC’s battery cover style, you have to use velvety kind of rubberized finish to make it look classy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MMWBAXFPD36S5EZ5DINQRXX64 HonkyTonk111333

    Actually its a perfect texture for a phone cover. I did this myself and looks identical to these photos. But it’s a complete waste of $6 for the can of Plastidip as the stuff wears off way too fast. It’s ashame cause it’s perfect for preventing the phone from flying off my passenger seat it my car when Im driving. I put 5 coats of it on twice and each time it just peels off from simply removing the phone from your pocket.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MMWBAXFPD36S5EZ5DINQRXX64 HonkyTonk111333

    Actually its a perfect texture for a phone cover. I did this myself and looks identical to these photos. But it’s a complete waste of $6 for the can of Plastidip as the stuff wears off way too fast. It’s ashame cause it’s perfect for preventing the phone from flying off my passenger seat it my car when Im driving. I put 5 coats of it on twice and each time it just peels off from simply removing the phone from your pocket.