Adhesive aesthetics rule the day right here
The Nothing Phone 1 has usually been one thing of a darling in the smartphone area this yr. It is carved a really odd, however enticing area of interest out for itself and has left fanatics in America wanting. We referred to as it an instance of “premium design meets midrange the whole lot else” in our evaluate. However simply how did the design staff obtain what they did? Zack Nelson, the YouTuber behind JerryRigEverything, has determined to dive again in and do one thing just a little completely different to his normal sturdiness take a look at.
Nelson already took a literal crack at the Nothing Phone 1 in an earlier video and made some mundane observations (glass is at a 6 on the Mohs hardness scale) together with some extraordinary ones (what’s with all these cracking sounds?) and we already realized from PBKreviews that it was only a mess for restore retailers to cope with.
Properly, now we’re going between the layers, if you’ll, to seek out out what’s behind the design of the rear-facing LED strips that make up the Glyph interface. We extremely encourage you to observe the video (and Nelson’s emphatic plug for a dinosaur film we can’t point out right here) first earlier than you scroll on. Yep, we’re doing a spoiler alert.
Alright, the brief reply? Adhesive. All the panels that make up the rear floor that meets the cowl glass is connected to the chassis solely with strips of adhesive — not the most safe or enduring technique to safe issues in place. Even the diffuser strips lining the Glyph LEDs are connected simply by highly-precise sticky tape. Now, that’ll be one hell of a modded look should you go for that remedy. Or, maybe you would possibly trick it out with a unique coloration of filament. Perhaps some folks with factory-grade machines will help us out right here.
Clearly, we’re not the ones making the cellphone right here, so do not blame us if Nothing decides to void your guarantee should you do go this route. However at the very least you’ve got acquired one more reason to dig into your sparkly new cellphone should you’re the tinkering sort.