Want a wood back for your Nexus 4?

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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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Looks cool, ha

2. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

3. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

6. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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

7. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

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

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

BITE MY SHINY WOODEN APPS!!!!!!

9. fcobtz

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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

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