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linathael
post Jul 21 2008, 08:07 AM
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Hereafter is a report from Goulwen
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Hereafter is a procedure to save money and use a device not commercially available yet.
I was lucky to get an iPhone 3G 16 GB last Thursday. As I could not find any dock for the iPhone 3G, I took my Dremel and decided to modify the dock shipping with the Bluetooth iPhone headset. Once polished, it looks like brand new and clean, and this is a substantial money saving. :)





To reduce the price of the iPhone, Apple has removed the peripheral and devices shipped with the first version of the mobile, as they did it in the past with the iPod. If you purchase the new Bluetooth iPhone headset, which is now cheaper, it does NOT contain the dock anymore. So the "bidouille" from Goulwen is most likely the best way to follow for most of us, to avoid buying an expensive piece of plastic.

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post Jul 21 2008, 03:13 PM
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this looks great! i was just on the phone with apple about this yesterday wonering why they don't have one yet. and the best they could tell me was it would be a month or so since thats the way the last one was.

I'm wondering though. How did you polish it? did you use any measurements to get it precise. I want to do this, but don't want to screw it up. Thanks



QUOTE (linathael @ Jul 21 2008, 02:07 AM) *
Hereafter is a report from Goulwen
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Hereafter is a procedure to save money and use a device not commercially available yet.
I was lucky to get an iPhone 3G 16 GB last Thursday. As I could not find any dock for the iPhone 3G, I took my Dremel and decided to modify the dock shipping with the Bluetooth iPhone headset. Once polished, it looks like brand new and clean, and this is a substantial money saving. smile.gif





To reduce the price of the iPhone, Apple has removed the peripheral and devices shipped with the first version of the mobile, as they did it in the past with the iPod. If you purchase the new Bluetooth iPhone headset, which is now cheaper, it does NOT contain the dock anymore. So the "bidouille" from Goulwen is most likely the best way to follow for most of us, to avoid buying an expensive piece of plastic.

[translation by Linathael]
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post Jul 21 2008, 06:40 PM
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Hi guys!
I posted a few pics with the tools i used here:

http://web.mac.com/goulwen.pele/Handcrafte...our_iphone.html

i used a dremel with a diamond head and did a bit of polish with a 600 sand paper they use on cars
I just draw the line with a red pen, putting my 3G on the top on the dock. it's an easy bidouille if you're carefull enough.
did the same thing for my simple iphone dock as well. perfect saving of money...
enjoy wink.gif

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post Jul 21 2008, 09:06 PM
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QUOTE (enjoyappleCAN @ Jul 21 2008, 07:40 PM) *
Hi guys!
I posted a few pics with the tools i used here:

http://web.mac.com/goulwen.pele/Handcrafte...our_iphone.html

i used a dremel with a diamond head and did a bit of polish with a 600 sand paper they use on cars
I just draw the line with a red pen, putting my 3G on the top on the dock. it's an easy bidouille if you're carefull enough.
did the same thing for my simple iphone dock as well. perfect saving of money...
enjoy wink.gif

thanks Goulwen smile.gif
Next time I am traveling to Bretagne I will come to visit you wink.gif
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post Jul 21 2008, 10:46 PM
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You're welcome anytime for mac'talkin' and even barbecuein' with coke drinkin' wink.gif

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post Jul 22 2008, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE (linathael @ Jul 22 2008, 04:06 AM) *
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thanks Goulwen smile.gif
Next time I am traveling to Bretagne I will come to visit you wink.gif

Count me in too.
p.s. Yeah, I certainly would welcome the food and mac chats!
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post Jul 22 2008, 04:08 PM
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Hi guys,

got the idea from here and had a little spare time, so I did a video on the Dremel-action (in fact, I used a Proxon smile.gif

http://online1o1.com/2008/07/22/retrofitti...k-for-3g-model/

Hope you enjoy it
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post Jul 22 2008, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (Gizwit @ Jul 22 2008, 05:08 PM) *
Hi guys,

got the idea from here and had a little spare time, so I did a video on the Dremel-action (in fact, I used a Proxon smile.gif

http://online1o1.com/2008/07/22/retrofitti...k-for-3g-model/

Hope you enjoy it

good job smile.gif
maybe we could link each other news smile.gif
cheers
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