Cute DIY iPhone Mod

mj transparent iPhone 4 ifixitWe recently began selling transparent rear panels for the iPhone 4 on, and I’m very excited about its artistic possibilities. I just shoved one of my business cards in there, but can you imagine how cute it would be if it were painted on the inside? Or even better, you could switch out custom inserts on a whim! I’m working on perfecting fabric flowers right now, but after I’m through with that I think I’ll get to work on some iPhone 4 rear panels. The perfect marriage of nerd-chic and DIY crafty!

Do you have any fun ideas for inserts?

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  1. Jeremy C.

     /  May 6, 2011

    Cool! 😀

  2. Chris

     /  May 10, 2011

    I am not very artistic, but I could think of some fun stuff with either a family photo or maybe some sort of “screen” printed art.

    On another note, I am trying to decipher whether or not you were paid for this post either directly or as an indirect job requirement.

    • Sorry I only just saw your comment! :/ To answer your question, no, I wasn’t compensated in any way for this post. I’m pretty crafty in my “real life” time, and this was just a fun way that my work-life and home-life intersect. I can totally see how it would appear to be a sponsored advertisement or something, though.

  3. Tom

     /  May 24, 2011

    Hi MJ,

    Sorry this comment is not where it belongs…
    but I saw your tweet about barbequing.

    Love charcol grilling…

    This I want you to know..

    If you cook extra burgers, and quick freeze them in baggies…you can take them out of the freezer and microwave them for about 30 seconds and they taste 99% as good as when they were first grilled.

  4. I always wondered if the clear iPhone backs like that one change the strength of the wifi/cellular signal at all? Any info on that? Anecdotal or otherwise?



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