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Proof Of Concept: "Handheld Computer mod" for Smartphones

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-01-30 7:27 PM
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-01-31 12:15 AM
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Thank you very much, C:Amie!
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-02-24 8:02 AM
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So this is version 2, with a much better fresnel lens.
I should take it to Starbucks someday and see what happens.

Fresnel Lens used: ELECOM P-GML01BK
It cost $12.50 for the lens.



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HPC:Fan Page Icon Posted 2021-02-24 7:43 PM
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Ok, that's really neat! Time to look at eBay...
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-02-24 8:15 PM
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I guess the real visual litmus test is porn. At Starbucks

Seriously though, this is great stuff, stingraze.

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-02-25 6:58 AM
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-03-17 8:30 AM
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So this is part 3 of the "Handheld Computer mod".

I got an interesting tiny bluetooth keyboard called Princeton PTM-BHKIB from internet today.
I paired it up with my trusty XPERIA XZ3, and put the XPERIA XZ3 on the smartphone stand.

It's like a small separatable mini handheld machine now.

The PTM-BHKIB is pretty interesting, it can output audio from it and has a controller on the back side of the keyboard.
I haven't tried those functions yet.

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https://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/626/626683/

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-03-17 3:13 PM
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You're supposed to type on that keyboard? I don't think a Door Mouse could manage to type on that keyboard!

Getting more abstract by the minute stingraze!
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PDXMark Page Icon Posted 2021-03-17 3:31 PM
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It's just so cute, though!
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-03-17 4:21 PM
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C:Amie's VICOUS contempt aside , I have something similar but even more arcane. It's about the same-sized keyboard but its cover holds a Samsung S5 so it folds out into a laptop. I found it quite useful.

But then again, I'm a Door Mouse,
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-03-17 6:08 PM
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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate them. Yeah, I went to Akihabara the other day to maybe get a Gemini PDA cheap, which I couldn't find. So, I was like, just get a tiny bluetooth keyboard and get done with it. lol.

The keyboard is pretty good, it's like the old Sony clie's one. (PEG-TG50)

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-06-25 12:32 PM
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The other day, I was looking at Japanese online site, and discovered a IKEA bamboo smartphone stand selling for 299 JPY ($2.70 at today's rate). So I had the idea to make it part of my "Handheld Computer mod".

I will share how it turns out after it arrives!

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https://www.ikea.com/jp/ja/p/bergenes-holder-for-mobile-phone-tablet...



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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-06-26 5:42 AM
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The stand hasn’t arrived, but I got some free time today and made this.





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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-06-26 2:16 PM
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Wow. So the actual stand is something you added to the computer and keyboard? Is it attached to the keyboard?

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-06-26 11:31 PM
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There are smartphone stands that can be folded, something like .

I just put it between the logicool (Japanese Logitech) keyboard and the smartphone. And for now, it's not stuck together, but if I feel like it, I can maybe superglue it or double-sided tape it. haha
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