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Want a wood back for your Nexus 4?

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Want a wood back for your Nexus 4?
Although it is still not yet available for the Motorola Moto X, the wood back that has been delayed as a Moto Maker customization option is expected to eventually be offered to buyers of the phone. Earlier this month, a tweet from evleaks suggested that the wood backs are still going to be an option for Moto X buyers. The choices are expected to be teak, rosewood, bamboo and ebony.

But what if you don't plan on purchasing a Moto X. Suppose you already owned, oh, a Nexus 4. Would you want to replace the regular glass back cover with some sexy wood grain? The glass back can crack easily. And that is what happened to one Leland Sindt. After the glass broke on the back of his Nexus 4, he decided to replace it with a homemade back made of real wood veneer that he glued in after the glass is removed.

Sindt, who runs thinWood on Etsy, is offering a wood back for your Nexus 4 in tiger-eye, burlwood, curly maple and more, each one priced at $20. You can watch the entire process off how the backs are made and then installed, by clicking on the video below.



source: thinWood, LelandSindt via AndroidCentral

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posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:42 1

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 543; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Looks cool, ha

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:32

2. improv (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Pretty cool. Video makes my eyes hurt though, haha :/

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:37

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Okayyy... That was pretty quick !! :P

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 05:55

4. Cyberchum (Posts: 269; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Poly carbonate is still better provided it has a textured or matte finish. After getting this backplate ,you will definitely not want to cover it's beauty with a case then what happens if it mistakenly falls??? Looks like it'll break on a drop.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 05:55

5. Cyberchum (Posts: 269; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Poly carbonate is still better provided it has a textured or matte finish. After getting this backplate ,you will definitely not want to cover it's beauty with a case then what happens if it mistakenly falls??? Looks like it'll break on a drop.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 09:28

6. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


now a unibody non removable back cover phone turn removable back cover phone..LOL
Nice Job!

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 09:55

7. toiletcleaner (Posts: 186; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


What a Video lol. I would like to see some of those wood on the Iphone 5.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 19:21

8. o0Exia0o (Posts: 354; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


BITE MY SHINY WOODEN APPS!!!!!!

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:27

9. fcobtz (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Won´t be better to purchase a ringke fusion case and add a wood sticker ??? Just saying

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