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Make your own smartphone case

Why go with the flow when you can make it your own? Build your own smartphone case just the way you want to – it’s completely in your hands – literally!

Sometimes you want to personalise your phone to look different from every other unit of the same model out there. A popular way to do that is to put on a case or a skin on your smartphone. Sadly, most of the cases that we go for are rather nondescript plain pieces with nothing really unique about them. On the other hand, even if you look for a third party case or skin you’ll pretty much get the common ones or really expensive ones. In such a situation it is best to take things in your own hands – literally.

There are quite a few DIY projects available on the internet that let you customise your smartphone in many different ways. For example, if you like the carbon-fiber look that is available from brands like Dbrands or Slickwraps, but don’t want to spend that much money on the thing – check out the tutorial explained at http://dgit.in/DbrndSkn. It’s not exactly the same thing, but hey, if you’re in it for the looks, you’ve got yourself a handy cheap solution. FYI the sheets used in this DIY are readily available online, with one example being at http://dgit.in/CrbnFbre.

While an actual dbrand skin might cost you upwards of $10, this method is almost 1/10th the price


Courtesy: dbrand

While an actual dbrand skin might cost you upwards of $10, this method is almost 1/10th the price

If you want to add an extra layer of protection to your phone without much effort, the Plasti Dip is a creation straight from paradise for you. Plasti Dip is a Multi-Purpose Rubber Coating Aerosol Check out the simple tutorial at http://dgit.in/DIYRubr where XDA user mhaedo explains the process and shares the result. If it seems promising to you, you can get your own can of Plastidip off Amazon India pretty easily.

Often, one of the first things you do when you get a new smartphone is to buy and slap on a new screen-cover. Of course, no-one wants to see their brand new smartphone screen full of scratches and smudges. But there is a way to make these screen-covers yourself, without going through the hassle of going to that smartphone accessories store. All you need is some adhesive vinyl and the tutorial at http://dgit.in/DIYScrnCvr.

Sometimes, you have a really amazing pair of IEMs that you want to use with your phone, but you don’t want to lose out on the convenience of the remote on the standard smartphone headphones. So is there a way out of this conundrum? Of course there is, it’s not just the phones that merit customisation. Check out the tutorials at http://dgit.in/DIYHdphn. Thank us later.

This article was first published in May 2017 issue of Digit magazine. To read Digit’s articles first, subscribe here or download the Digit e-magazine app for Android and iOS. You could also buy Digit’s previous issues here.

Arnab Mukherjee

Arnab Mukherjee

A former tech-support desk jockey, you can find this individual delving deep into all things tech, fiction and food. Calling his sense of humour merely terrible would be a much better joke than what he usually makes.