Here are 4 easy phone hacks that make your phone more useful and
enjoyable to use.
00:00 Ominous intro.
00:10 4 - Matte screen protector on a curved display.
00:31 3 - Magnetic phone ring.
01:17 2 - Tea bag (hook).
01:56 1 - Keyboard.
to apply a matte screen protector to a curved display
How to apply a matte screen protector to a curved display.
My phone is just curved enough that screen-protector manufacturers
choose not to cover the curved area. It’s not actually difficult to
achieve; it just takes a little trial and error. So this is a tutorial
for how to do that.
00:10 The problem.
00:26 What I did instead.
A better magnetic ring
for your phone
A ring on your phone makes it easier to reach more of your screen,
and gives you confidence that you’re not going to drop it.
A magnetic phone ring gives you the ability to customise it for what
you’re doing at a given moment, while still having the advantages of a
convention phone ring.
When there were no phone rings on the market, I developed my own, and
have reached a design that I like much more.
00:32 What do you need?
01:07 Magnet considerations.
02:56 Back to what’s needed.
03:03 Step 1: Remove original glue from the phone ring.
03:15 Step 2: Lay the ring out in preparation for gluing.
03:39 Step 3: Mix the epoxy glue, and apply to the ring.
03:44 Step 4: Apply the magnet to the ring.
04:44 Step 5: Apply glue to the other side of the magnet.
04:46 Step 6: Cut a large square of rubber.
04:59 Step 7: Apply rubber to the magnet.
05:14 Step 8: Turn assembly over to store while the glue dries.
05:28 Step 9: Let dry.
05:30 Step 10: Cut off excess rubber.
teabag to attach your phone to metal surfaces
A magnetic hook/teabag to attach your phone to a metal surface like
the back of the seat in front of you.
00:04 What and why?
00:35 Original design.
01:02 A better way…
01:25 What you need.
01:31 Step 1: Harvest rubber from the glove.
02:05 Step 2: Apply glue to one side of the magnet.
02:14 Step 3: Glue in the string.
02:24 Step 4: Apply glue to the other side of the magnet.
02:35 Step 5: Find a way to keep it flat while drying.
02:59 Step 6: Carefully cut away excess rubber.
Make a slide out
keyboard for your phone
Here’s how I made a slide out keyboard for my phone.
00:44 Warning about my method, and suggestions for doing it more
01:03 What you need.
01:45 Step 1: Prototype in paper.
02:00 Things to think about while designing it.
02:17 Step 2: Create the housing.
03:08 Step 3: Attach the housing to the keyboard.
04:08 Step 4: Attach small neodymium magnets and the large main