Raised Keyboards vs Flat

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  1. Woork

    Woork New Member

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    I've owned two Droids, the first one had a flat keyboard and was returned because it had really bad battery life. The first was opened right out of the package. The second has bubbled keys and was provided already opened by a tech at a corporate store.

    It was one of the first things I noticed and took quite a while to get used to.
     
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    I think there is a chance the keys may get rounded after use...mine was very flat when I got it back in november and the only thing i did not like about the phone was the keyboard. Now my keys are rounded and i can type easily without looking which i was completely unable to do when I first got the phone.. where do we find the build? I will tell you what mine is.
     
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    Which is easier to type on?
     
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    it just takes getting used to, as long as it's a good size and decently spaced, you'll remember the key locations... now I don't even have to look at my keyboard and I type perfectly. I have a flat keyboard.
     
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    I'm still convinced that the keys become raised after use. I didn't realize this till my friend just got his droid. I completely forgot mine was 100% flat when I first bought my droid and how much I hated it until I was installing an application for him on his and the first second I touched his keyboard I remembered how mine used to be. And mine is raised now.
     
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    That doesn't really make much sense but I can tell you all for certain that there are two different keyboards. I had to have my Motorola Droid replaced today and the keys on this one are flat. my first droid had raised keys and they had a kind of sheen to them took a little more effort to press down on them.
     
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    I'm not making it up...When I first got the phone I told everyone, the only thing about this phone i dont like is the keyboard. Completely flat. I couldnt text without looking, it was impossible. Now my keys are raised. I can even post a picture tomorrow. My droid is the first build also.
     
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    I don't find this too hard to believe. Probably when they keyboard rubber mat thing is layed on the phone and adhered to the keys its under some kind of pressure. After some use they become alittle loose and raise. Normal wear and tear that is beneficial?
    I rarely use my keyboard but my keys definitely are raised some.



    Wagner :motdroidvert:
     
  9. SSHGuru

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    Please post it.

    I havent used the keyboard since Swype but I'm curious.

     
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    Mine has raised keys. My mother's has flat keys.

    I thought I was imagining it, and now I might need a replacement Droid so this really sucks... I don't want to swap it out for one with flat keys.

    EDIT: I'm almost positive I had flat keys when I first got mine as well. My dad's has flat keys too and he never uses the keyboard. So maybe what the above posts are saying is true.
     
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    You know, when I first read the post saying the keys got "less flat" with use, I thought the poster was crazy....but after a solid month of using the physical keyboard, I think this is actually true.
     
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    Dude,

    People would pay for raised keys - they are easier to type on.


     
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