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Dell Streak perfectly suited for personal movie theater project


Now that you know how RockPlayer can turn the Dell Streak into an XviD/DivX/MKV-playing video machine, it’s time to give it an equally awesome stand so you don’t have to hold the device in your hands for two hours or search for ways/things to keep it upright.

Look no further than the Personal Movie Theater. You may have seen it a few months ago when it was featured as an iPhone project, but this theater-in-a-shoebox can be made for a variety of mobile devices. And if there’s any mobile device out there that’s worthy of being the focal point of a mini theater, it’s the Streak.

If you’re not familiar with the Personal Movie Theater, check out the videos below to see what it’s all about.

All you need to build a theater around the Streak is a shoebox (or any similarly sized box), some corrugated cardboard pieces, scissors/knife/blade, glue, and an official kit ($9.99 for the theater or drive-in kit, $14.99 for both). Each kit contains instructions and high-quality textures/graphics that you download from an expiring link emailed to you upon receipt of payment.

Then you choose which images you want to use, print and cut them to size based on the dimensions of your box, and then just glue them on. Various embellishments and anything else you want to use can be added to make it more original. You don’t really need a kit to do something like this, but the price is fair, you can use the images to make as many theaters as you want, and it saves you from hunting down your own graphics.

I’ve been meaning to do this for my HTC EVO for a while but still haven’t found the time. If I do, though, I’m going to use the box I’ve already set aside for the Streak instead.

I’ll share my Streak theater here if I can ever get it done and it comes out okay (I have a knack for screwing up even the simplest crafts). In other words, you’ll beat me to it. Send me some pictures if you do.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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