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24 minutes ago, SteffenWi said:

The FxTec Pro1 is slippery compared to every other phone I ever had. 

Try apple products I'm sure they coat them in extra slippery coating so you drop them more 😄

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20 minutes ago, SteffenWi said:

So - I got the phone today and I'm completely satisfied with the pouch that came with it. The only thing I would have loved - or something I will have to buy - would have been a more 'gritty' backside, similiar to the Moto Z Plus. The FxTec Pro1 is slippery compared to every other phone I ever had. (@Eske didn't you write somewhere that they received feedback on that during a meet up and wanted to make it less slippery?)

 

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after comparing it to phones of my colleagues, it doesn't seem that bad. I guess I just naturally went for phones that had a 'grittier' panel or were smaller. The combination of 'bigger' (compared to N900 or Neo Freerunner) and smooth surface is something I did not experience before.

If you ever tried an Iphone 6- or the like, then you will know how slippery a phone can be. 😈

But sure a little extra grip is always welcome in my book. I do not recall having said anything on it, though I might. If I recall right, the preproduction unit I got in the spring was said to be improved over the very early prototypes, but not sure..

I haven't had a single incident of it slipping my hands due to a poor grip. And now I added varies Note-7 cases on them, the grip is further improved.

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27 minutes ago, Krzysieq said:

What is the thickness of the keyboard half of Pro1? Looking at length x width alone, anything that fits Honor 20, Honor 20 lite, Honor 10, Honor 10 lite or Huawei nova 5t has a fair chance to fit the Pro1's bottom half. Here are all the phones with nearest dimensions (width x length):

Target is Pro1 with 154x73.6mm, thickness unknown at the time of this writing.

 

Lenovo S5 (154 x 73.5 x 7.8 mm )

Note7 (153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9)

Huawei nova 5t (154.3 x 74 x 7.8 mm)

Honor 20 (154.3 x 74 x 7.9 mm)

Honor 20 lite (154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm)

Honor 20i (154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm)

Honor 20S (154.3 x 74 x 7.9 mm)

Honor 10 lite (154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm)

They're all about the same thickness, but as usual, the devil is in the details... And of course the layout of ports and buttons might mean some carving out with a precision knife to get an exact fit.

See earlier posts... pointing to this

The Huawei/Honor ones does not fit properly. I assume due to different corner curvature. They simply pop off.

I haven't tried the Lenovo S5 one.

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gsmarena is how I found those dimensions exactly. Lenovo S5 seems to be off by just 0.1 of mm on the width, so it could be a good fit, depending on the thickness of the keyboard half of the Pro1. But the cameras are oriented along the short edge while on the Pro1 they're on the long edge, so any leather or leather-like case will need a fair bit of work to get it to fit and look decent.

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8 minutes ago, EskeRahn said:

If you ever tried an Iphone 6- or the like, then you will know how slippery a phone can be. 😈

But sure a little extra grip is always welcome in my book. I do not recall having said anything on it, though I might. If I recall right, the preproduction unit I got in the spring was said to be improved over the very early prototypes, but not sure..

I haven't had a single incident of it slipping my hands due to a poor grip. And now I added varies Note-7 cases on them, the grip is further improved.

the very day i bought Note 8 after just half an hour it slipped out of my hand and dropped to floor. Note 8 is so big and very slippery.

lucky no damage was done.

so i bought a get case which is much better to grip

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2 minutes ago, helder_alemao said:

I suggested a skin protection to Pro 1 such as Samsung Fold's

https://www.slickwraps.com/devices/phones/samsung/galaxy-fold.htmlv

https://dbrand.com/shop/galaxy-fold-skins

Chen liked the idea. It is cheap to fabricate, to install and it is a nice protection

Yes I like that too. And especially if it is offered in a 'rubberised' finish that also offers an even better grip

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17 minutes ago, EskeRahn said:

Yes I like that too. And especially if it is offered in a 'rubberised' finish that also offers an even better grip

Rubberised finish and some thikness

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26 minutes ago, helder_alemao said:

Rubberised finish and some thikness

Well with some extra thickness to get a better protection, we are talking a case/shell, not just a film. I don't think that we can get more than scratch-protection from a film.

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22 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

See earlier posts... pointing to this

The Huawei/Honor ones does not fit properly. I assume due to different corner curvature. They simply pop off.

I haven't tried the Lenovo S5 one.

A modification. The soft shell case type for "Huawei P20 Pro" is actually a better fit than the "Samsung Note 7" soft shell case. As the existing cut outs is closer to the Pro1.

So IF we can find a RIGHT SIDE hinged flip case, it would be close to a full match.
Oddly I have not been able to find those, though it is the obvious way for two handed usage for right handed people to hold it in your left and operate it with your right hand fingers...

I found a LOT of different LEFT SIDED hinged (This goes for the Note 7 cases too), those would have the best fit used up side down on the Pro. Though you could use them with the front flap folded under the device (assuming you don't try to use the main camera, or cut more holes), but that would leave the button side less protected, so far from optimal.

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Hello EskeRahn, many thanks for all the testwork you have been doing on the cases.

You talked about the "Huawei P20 Pro" soft shell being a good option.
This would only protect the bottom half of the device though,  and not the screen?
Or are you proposing two? One also for the top/screen side also? Although the screen is thinner...
Or fixing the softshell on a leather flip case?

 

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On 11/21/2019 at 10:21 PM, EL Duderachi said:

Hello EskeRahn, many thanks for all the testwork you have been doing on the cases.

You talked about the "Huawei P20 Pro" soft shell being a good option.
This would only protect the bottom half of the device though,  and not the screen?
Or are you proposing two? One also for the top/screen side also? Although the screen is thinner...
Or fixing the softshell on a leather flip case?

 

I have ordered but are still awaiting some flip cases for P20 Pro. You can find info on flip case for Note7 earlier in the thread.

I just modified this with a few holes, to expose the notification-led and call speaker

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..quite sloppy, sorry. Function over aesthetics...

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33 minutes ago, EskeRahn said:

 

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..quite sloppy, sorry. Function over aesthetics...

Function is key™ 😁

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37 minutes ago, Raksura said:

The red light peeking through torn out cloth looks creepy to me.

"okay google set alarm for 6am tomorrow morning", "I'm sorry Eskerahn, I can't do that."

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5 minutes ago, netman said:

"okay google set alarm for 6am tomorrow morning", "I'm sorry Eskerahn, I can't do that."

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I was thinking more Terminator or Cylon...😂

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1 hour ago, Raksura said:

The red light peeking through torn out cloth looks creepy to me.

It looks like HAL 9000:

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🙂

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17 minutes ago, VaZso said:

It looks like HAL 9000:

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🙂

I'm not sure on the 9000, but there is definitely a HAL in there.... 😜🤪

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9 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

I'm not sure on the 9000, but there is definitely a HAL in there.... 😜🤪

It's Google......disable it before it achieves sentience! 😮

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1 hour ago, Keyahnig said:

I might get a 3D printer soon. Then I could try to design and print a case by myself

Nice!. I think it could be difficult to make a hard shell with a good grip, due to the slightly conic shape, and very very little space for it to grip on the top, without affecting the slider.

The best fit I found (yet) is an elastic shell for "Huawei P20 Pro", but "Samsung Note7" is also quite close, (of course with the need for modified cut-outs). See links earlier.
You might buy one or more of those (they are cheap from about £1-2) to measure and experiment with.

One thing that ought to be changed for a better fit is to shape it handling that the base of the Pro1 is slightly curved towards all four edges.

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