Haven't seen this posted anywhere, some might find it useful.
The flatness of the keys on the physical keyboard makes it hard to type without hitting incorrect or multiple keys. What I have done to prevent this is I have cut some small squares out of the scraps leftover from my InvisibleShield installation. I have cut the squares small enough so you can feel a gap between the keys. I used a toothpick to apply the small squares, no water was needed.
I think this may work better with some small round stickers with tapered edges, but they would have to be manufactured for this purpose.
Added picture, you can see the space you will feel between the keys. I haven't had and problem with the sliding, the material is too thin to interfere.
New picture, used leather punch tool to make round stickers. It still doesn't look as nice as the bare keyboard, but much better than it did. This has made the keyboard much more useful to me.
Last edited by kurtb; November 23rd, 2009 at 04:55 PM.
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U did what millions of dollars in research and development couldnt figure out. They never even saw an issue with the keyboard lol Wonder if they did no focus groups or saw it on paper only and said "well looks good. make it!!"
Pics please I would love to be able to use mine
coming from the smooth glass surface of the Samsung Omnia to this keyboard I haven't had any problem. In fact I am typing faster on the Physical keyboard on the Droid than I would ever dream on the Omnia or My touch.
That being said, I realize others don't share that opinion and commend you the OP on your ingenuity. Good job.
No knock to the OP, do what you like, but do you guys actually think it LOOKS good? IMO, it makes it look horrible!
Besides that, if it helps you type better, I'm all for it. I myself don't have an issue.
I agree it doesn't look the best, this would look better if there were some rounded pieces with tapered edges. I had used the Palm Pre before I got my droid, and this gives the keyboard a similar feel.
Whether its gimmped or not is highly subjective to who ur asking. Works great for me.
Yeah, I'm sure you can type decently with it. I can too. But the fact is that it's almost a total consensus that besides its flatness, it's really a good keyboard and that one thing is keeping it from reaching its potential.
Very Tempted to do this. Coming from a Voyager, this keyboard can suck my junk. Adding some "feel" to the keys are worth it! Function over Formality!
I never slide the keyboard out. I have had zero issues with the on screen. I wish it didn't even have that keyboard, it doesn't need it. All it did was add weight to the phone and a strange scroll pad.
On screen in landscape works just as well as the iphone. I've had not a single issue.
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I'll give the OP an "A" for effort. Sometimes its about function over form if the form doesn't interfere with overall functionality. I doubt you'll miss out on "getting girls' digits" 'cuz your keyboard isn't "stock".
Some smart company will (or should) soon make a "domed" keyboard decal kit for the Droid. Since the currents labels are stickers anyway you would remove them, clean the old adhesive off, peel off the backing of the prearranged domed decal kit, align the kit over the keys, press them on and then peel off the top protective film (much like a screen protector is done) that held all the individual domed key decals in perfect alignment.
Think of the possibilities, different colored domed decal kits, etc. Anyone want to start a new company??? J/K
The op & you should totally start a biz
Last edited by alostpacket; December 6th, 2009 at 09:12 PM.