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    i want to build a magnetic holster...

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    I have a generic holster from walmart. Plain black with a quick snap release. Really cool looking. Just no magnet. It was $10. I mean come on. I don't really like all the other holsters out right now. I've found postings that said with a powerful magnet and a rubber band you can make your bb sleep. I want to find a magnet I can "attach" somehow so I can put my pearl to sleep. Any help would be great (where 2 find magnet, what type of magnet works, etc)
    Thanks in advance and any ideas on a homemade sleepbig holster would be great

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    i dont think you would want to use a powerful magnet. i recall hearing they weak magnets.

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    I was in the same boat a few weeks ago, and here is what I did.

    A case I had for my old phone was the kind that had a magnetic clasp. The magnet was stiched into the lining, so I ripped open this case and got the magnet out. I left the felt material that covered the magnet alone. I waived the magnet around the 8100 and found that the magnetic field has to be near the lower 3rd of the 8100 to activate the 'holtser' mode.

    I then got a similar case that fit the 8100 very nicely for $6 (street vendor in NYC). With this case, I carefully pulled the lining apart and inserted the magnet at about the location that would put the 8100 to sleep. I used a tiny bit of hot glue to secure the magnet in place and to reattach the lining. This worked fine. For $6 and about 15 minutes of work, I had a case that was pretty inconspicuous - wasn't the best looking case, but very functional.

    A few weeks later I got an OEM case for the 8100. This one looks better, but I like the way that my customized case worked. So I go between the 2 depending on the occasion.

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    thanks for the tip. i have a magnetic holder myself and didnt notice the phone turned off with the magnet. now that i am playing with the phone and the magnet... it turns off in the area of the 8100, from number 8 and down to where it says t-mobile.

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    And wouldn't it like stick to keys and dog chains and stuff...
    That would be awesome!
    When does this magnetic holster come out?
    And how much is it?

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    anyone have a link that shows where the sleep spot would be?

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    I'm pretty sure the area is around the 2 contacts on the back of the phone. I superglued a small magnet onto the outside of my holster and it works great. I just kept trying weak magnets until I found one strong enough to work. Btw it increased battery life a lot.
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