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On 1/30/2020 at 7:39 PM, Craig said:

Give me a few more months, maybe I'll even start defending it too.

 

Someone reacted to this old message so it reminded me what I wrote back then.  And although now I'm good at opening it and can open it one handed, it's still not easy... but it's fine.  And I still miss having a slash key where it should be. 

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Hey guys! I know the subject of this thread won't be relevant to everyone, but we have had a few comments from customers who have been struggling to open and shut their Pro1... I just wanted

....And here another slow motion opening both the Pro1 and a flip case in one go by the lift front method. YouCut_20200123_155044091.mp4

This is a very satisfying thread.

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Thank you for the videos.  I've had the phone for several months and still struggle to open it.  I can't even open it, using two hands, without dropping it.  It pains me to say this, but I've honestly given up on using the keyboard (which was the only reason I bought the phone).

Having had a Motorola Droid 1, 2, 3, and 4 with a QWERTY, I was so excited to see this and preordered and waited, and waited, and waited!  I just thought a keyboard was all I needed, I never thought about how I would get to the keyboard...

Also, this thing is slick!  Make sure you practice opening the phone over a pillow or a bed.  The slickness adds several levels of skill and complexity to the one handed opening.  Sorry to the the party pooper. 

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1 hour ago, FXWolfe said:

I can't even open it, using two hands, without dropping it.  It pains me to say this, but I've honestly given up on using the keyboard (which was the only reason I bought the phone).

Allow me to suggest to add a tiny piece of self adhesive high friction tape (like often seen on stairs) somewhere at the back edge. I placed it just over the fingerprint reader, so I can unlock and lift in a single movement with one finger. I previously in this thread posted a picture with a long piece. The length does not really matter.

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1 hour ago, FXWolfe said:

Thank you for the videos.  I've had the phone for several months and still struggle to open it.  I can't even open it, using two hands, without dropping it.  It pains me to say this, but I've honestly given up on using the keyboard (which was the only reason I bought the phone).

Having had a Motorola Droid 1, 2, 3, and 4 with a QWERTY, I was so excited to see this and preordered and waited, and waited, and waited!  I just thought a keyboard was all I needed, I never thought about how I would get to the keyboard...

Also, this thing is slick!  Make sure you practice opening the phone over a pillow or a bed.  The slickness adds several levels of skill and complexity to the one handed opening.  Sorry to the the party pooper. 

The key for me, as is implicated in @EskeRahn's tape suggestion, is hooking the back edge,lifting slightly and only then pushing with your thumb while continuing to lift the back.  I can easily do this on a surface one handed.  I would never try one handed in mid-air, but is easy in midair if I use the other hand as the surface.

And, for the slickness, I put a matte black just slightly textured skin on the back,  Solves the slickness problem perfectly.

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On 10/27/2020 at 10:23 AM, FXWolfe said:

Thank you for the videos.  I've had the phone for several months and still struggle to open it.  I can't even open it, using two hands, without dropping it.  It pains me to say this, but I've honestly given up on using the keyboard (which was the only reason I bought the phone).

Lmaooooo same here.

I actually got worse at it over time because I moisturize much better now and my hands are not as rough as they used to be. 

But hey, it got me excited for a phone enough to upgrade from my Priv which was barely functioning, so there's that.

I just wish it had a real case. Have been lucky enough so far to place it carefully on clean surfaces, but I would feel much better and more classy with a leather case.

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5 hours ago, Adrienspawn said:

I just wish it had a real case. Have been lucky enough so far to place it carefully on clean surfaces, but I would feel much better and more classy with a leather case.

Would be cool with a dedicated case. But I think it is close to impossible less some compromises...

  • As can be seen in other threads, some have created their 3D-printed cases, and though this for some is an ideal solution, for others the blocking the screen edges is an issue. (But for some even a bonus!)
  • Another possibility is a flip-case. Not ideal for all either, as we (obviously) need to flip it open to use the phone. Again for some acceptable, for others not.
  • Finally is the half solution (that is part of both the above) to only protect the lower half, And though better than nothing clearly not ideal either.
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7 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

Would be cool with a dedicated case. But I think it is close to impossible less some compromises...

  • As can be seen in other threads, some have created their 3D-printed cases, and though this for some is an ideal solution, for others the blocking the screen edges is an issue. (But for some even a bonus!)
  • Another possibility is a flip-case. Not ideal for all either, as we (obviously) need to flip it open to use the phone. Again for some acceptable, for others not.
  • Finally is the half solution (that is part of both the above) to only protect the lower half, And though better than nothing clearly not ideal either.

The case was meant to be included with preorders and then available for purchase, so I don't think it's too much to ask that we not be relegated to 3D-printing our own ugly ones. I'm not a designer but I don't see it being difficult. My preference is for OtterBox style. 

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1 hour ago, Adrienspawn said:

The case was meant to be included with preorders and then available for purchase, so I don't think it's too much to ask that we not be relegated to 3D-printing our own ugly ones. I'm not a designer but I don't see it being difficult. My preference is for OtterBox style. 

The bottom part is straight forward, but the upper....

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