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Any way to lock in the slide-out keyboard?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by antwon412, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. antwon412

    antwon412 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I never use my physical keyboard. I would like a slim case to protect my phone and i dont care if the KB doesnt slide out at all. i would actually prefer it stay closed.

    Hard plastic or a soft silicone is ok with me. i have the soft rubber case around my work BB and it works perfect. I would love something like that for my droid.

    And i want one that doesnt raise too much over the screen. a coworker has a hard case for his iphone and it makes it hard to hit the touch screen on the borders. the case sits so high you have to put your finger or thumb almost verticle to touch the on screen keyboard.

    anything like that out there?

    this is exactly what i want. anyone have any experiance with one of these?
    i thought I had seen a thread about one, but a quick search didnt reveal too much.


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  2. Arien157

    Arien157 Newbie

    Sorry I can't help, but I have been thinking I want a case like that too.
  3. xvenom89

    xvenom89 Member

    I am also interested in this case. Anyone have information on it? They only provide a single image. :(
  4. FatedDistress

    FatedDistress Newbie

    You should buy it and take one for the team and report back to us and tell us what you think.
  5. antwon412

    antwon412 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    yeah i think i will. Ill buy it today and post some feed back when i get it. I need to look at it againt ho, i thought i saw somewhere thatthe jelly case above (the only one Ive seen so far) is actuall 2 pcs as well. that it still slides.
  6. Ascotthowe

    Ascotthowe Lurker

    Pretty sure that it's a 2 piece silicon skin for the droid.

    They have them in the Verizon store...so I'm assuming it's identical...but you never know!
  7. antwon412

    antwon412 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    its a different brand...it sure looks like its one peice becasue never do they mention the abiolity to slide out the keyboard still....which i owwould think they would tout as a selling point

    this is for the amzer brand case
  8. antwon412

    antwon412 Newbie
    Thread Starter

  9. fUry327

    fUry327 Newbie

    Motorola DROID Shell-Holster Combo Case

    I have that case which I bought from Verizon when I got my droid. Wasn't fond of the Body Glove case since it looked so ugly to me. I like this shell as it protects the phone extremely well (My wife has dropped my droid once already, quite a long fall too and not a single solitary scratch on it).

    Biggest selling point for me was the fact that when you have the phone in the holster the screen faces in and is protected from everything. Even when you remove it to use it the angles and spacing on the outside edges of the case will protect the screen from concrete. Just don't drop it on stones/gravel. Worth 30 bux to me to have peace of mind knowing that shiny hi-res glass screen has nothing to worry about except finger grease.
  10. FatedDistress

    FatedDistress Newbie

    I don't think anyone would make a ONE pice case to disable the ability to slide out the keyboard, although you may never use it it's still a feature of the phone and 90% of people out there would not buy a case to disable that feature in return that's why manufacturers don't develop such a case.

    But that Jelly one looks nice and like it would protect it fairly well.
  11. xvenom89

    xvenom89 Member

    I ordered THIS case last night. He shipped it the morning after. I will let you all know how it is when I get it :)
  12. pingcharlie

    pingcharlie Newbie

    Wow! What a deal.

    I wonder if this let's you also use the media dock or if it would be a problem. For $5, you can't beat it though.
  13. kkwan77

    kkwan77 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of a way to lock in the slide out keyboard to keep it snug and closed? I get some jitter sometimes when I pick up the phone where it slides left to right / vice versa.

    I was thinking maybe some small rubber pegs that fit in the crevice without damaging anything.

    Any thoughts? :thinking:
  14. iamkewl

    iamkewl Member

    i super glued mine. works like a charm, not loose at all.
  15. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Someone had a post on the forum yesterday about this. He just put a small piece of electrical tape on the lower end of the phone, right between the two sections. I'm going to give it a shot if I can find my electrical tape. Apparently it keeps the phone together more snugly than normal and isn't really intrusive - you can only see it when the keyboard is open.
  16. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

  17. iamkewl

    iamkewl Member

  18. kkwan77

    kkwan77 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of putting tape on there with left-over adhesive that could be quite messy etc.
  19. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I thought about doing this, the only reason I am not is because I want to sell my phone as soon as a good android 2.0 device comes out without a keyboard, hopefully the "google phone" soon. Or I may even go back to the iPhone next year when it comes to verizon unless apple kills jailbreaking somehow.
  20. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    bad joke on my part... ;)
  21. iamkewl

    iamkewl Member

    Haha no yours it good. I messed up my joke :/ :p
  22. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    A lot of people who own a droid, including me, want a 1 piece case. You have to remember this is the first phone that has ever came close to competing with the iPhone. A lot of people like me choose their carrier based on their phone, but I could no longer tolerate AT&T since there was a phone that could compete with it. I think they would actually sell a lot of these cases because me and a lot of other people look at a physical keyboard as a big negative.
  23. TheGr81

    TheGr81 Well-Known Member

    I was having issues with my phone opening too easily and it would always come open in my pocket. I put 3 pieces of electrical tape on the back of the screen in the center, one on top of the other to add some extra friction. It is definitely harder to open now but I haven't had the chance to test if it still come open in my pocket. Electrical tape normally doesn't leave any residue
  24. kkwan77

    kkwan77 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of small thin rubber pegs (to reduce scratching) that fit in (wedge if you will) either side of the cracks thus keeping it in place when you grab it from the right / left side.

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