Griffin Reveal Case + Leica Camera Skin = Awesome Mod!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by BeyondtheTech, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68010

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    I remember vividly during the WWDC 2010 keynote when Steve Jobs was talking about how he compared the new design of the iPhone 4 to a Leica camera.

    I'll be honest, I'm no camera buff and I've never heard of Leica. But, since Google is my friend, I stumbled upon a very nicely detailed blowup of of a Leica M8. He's right, it's a beautiful camera.

    I took the image and with the magic and efficiency of Photoshop, I proportioned it to the dimensions of the iPhone 4, stretching a few things around, especially to accommodate the place where the rear camera and LED flash would line up. I also removed the "M8" model name and replaced it with an "iP 4" as well as the Leica name to Apple. Lastly, I changed where it said "LEICA" in the lens to "IPHONE."

    I printed it out from my Canon photo printer and cut it so it lined up nicely in the inside of the Griffin Reveal's clear backside, used an Exacto knife to cut out the rear camera and LED flash area, and topped the edges with a black permanent marker to hide the edges of white photo paper.

    And, here are the results. I think it looks pretty cool, especialy when you turn on the flash. At least people will kinda know where to look when you're trying to take a picture of them with your iPhone 4.

    Here's the direct download to the full image: http://files.me.com/raphaelsalgado/7o3wgt
    Image is 1369 x 2717 pixels, and should be 2.282" x 4.528" or 5.8 cm x 11.5 cm at 600 dpi.


    You might be able to print it out as a ZAGG skin or equivalent company that makes printed skins.

    Let me know what you think of this. Thanks!
     

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  2. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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  3. Autopilot638 macrumors 6502

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    That is the coolest thing I've seen all week.
    Well done! :)
     
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  6. Spiff69 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, whatever floats your boat, but totally silly IMO.
     
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  9. cmwall macrumors regular

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    Very nice. That is pretty awesome and very unique idea. Five stars.

    EDIT: Where can I buy the Griffin Reveal case? I would rather not order it, but, well, it may be my only choice.
     
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  11. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    that's really cool
    i may have to look into putting my own backing on
    i wonder what other skins you could do besides a camera...
     
  12. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Best Buy had plenty of Griffin and iFrogz cases in stock a few days before the launch.
     
  13. cmwall macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I'll be heading over there today.
     
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    seconded.
     
  17. ldkaplan macrumors regular

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    Very clever.

    Please post the link to the image in this thread when you upload.
     
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  19. viper3885 macrumors member

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    That's awesome, you did a really good job on that. Very unique.
     
  20. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I'll be curious to see what sort of reactions you get from laypeople while talking into your camera and surfing the Interwebs on your camera :p
     
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  22. JackSpearo macrumors regular

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    the Leica M8 actually comes in white! search it, it's rare!

    also, they have a new M9 that was recently released!

    (I love Leica)

    and I love your case! make me one!!!!? ($$$ how much?)
     

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