Case from Box?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by dilap, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone think they can make the Apple Watch Box into a case? If not, what is, a quality case, at an affordable price?
     
  2. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible by cutting the box and taping or gluing it a certain way. There just needs to be a YouTube video for a how to.
     
  3. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

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    You could look at how the edition box works and try to replicate it.
     
  4. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder if the sport box may differ a lot.

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    That looks confusing :confused: . Seems to covert Lightening to Apple Watch MagSafe.
     
  5. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    The port on the rear of the edition box is USB-C
     
  6. wbitsky macrumors member

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    It is lightning. The "what's in the box" section for the edition lists a lightning cable, not USB-C.
     
  7. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Definitely lightning.
     

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  10. akonikui, Apr 20, 2015
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    He's incorrect. I'm pretty sure this was covered in another thread.

    I also had an appointment to try on the edition watches yesterday in SF and got to see the box (because I was planning on making a case from my SS box too). It's definitely a lightning port.

    Back on topic though:
    If I'm going to make the box into a case, I'll have a cutout on the back for a female USB port. Maybe mini-usb since cables are readily available. Lightning would be cool though, and I'd only have to travel with one charger for my phone and watch.
    If I really want to go all out, I'll wet mold some leather to the shape of the box and redo the felt on the inside.
     
  11. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I agree it makes more sense to be lightning, but with Apple's recent endeavor into USB-C it's possible. Also, the dude explaining the product on youtube was an apple employee...
     
  12. wbitsky macrumors member

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ZlBfCeyDg

    Apple employees aren't necessarily informed very well
     
  13. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Sure looks like a lightning port to me
    usb-c has a male connector inside the port
     

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  14. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Makes more sense.

    I stand corrected. Internet: 1 Me: 0

    In other news, has anyone actually seen the box for the sport, aside from the suspicious leaked pictures? How do we even know it would be worth modding?
     
  15. allenshi macrumors member

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    Do you think the felt portion of the Watch box is remove able?

    My Idea of the box is to cut a small hole on the felt behind for the watch and feed the cable through that hole and set the puck behind the dent.
    Continue feeding the cable to the back of the box where i'll cut a little hole to go out to the wall. the box can double as cable management system since the cable looks pretty long from the unboxing videos.
     
  16. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure edition boxes will pop up on eBay, the question is for how much.
     
  17. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    I disagree; I think if you're spending $10k+ on a watch, you're not interested in going to the effort of ebaying the box for a few $.
     
  18. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the box is too cool. I'm not going to drill into it. Save myself a lot of trouble.
     
  19. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Made my own, without ruining box :D

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  20. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Nice work! I got the SS Watch and my box is a little different. I'm scared to mess it up.
     
  21. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    its a shipping box, it's okay to cut it up...
     
  22. akonikui macrumors regular

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    The heavy plastic one?
     
  23. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    either one... not sure why people are scared to cut / modify a shipping/package box.
     
  24. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Resell value. Also, I don't think the SS box was intended just for shipping. It's WAY too heavy. I think Apple intended that to be the "charging stand" for most people. I only wish it had gotten the Edition treatment with the integrated charger. Who do they think they're trying to up-sell with that?
     
  25. Pupi macrumors regular

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    At that point I'd rather just run the cable completely from behind the watch altogether, running the cable through the slit just makes it a hassle to put the watch on and off.

    But at that point one starts to realise... this is just the watch sitting on its charger. The box is just unnecessary extra clutter for that task, visually and otherwise :eek:
     

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