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OESF Portables Forum _ New products and alternatives _ Moto Mod Keyboard

Posted by: speculatrix May 7 2017, 12:26 PM

I think this is an interesting accessory for a Moto Z series of phones, where you have the "moto mod" connector
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z/x/13845362#/

The main advantage is that the accessory might outlive a couple of generations of phone. There's good evidence that Lenovo are going to continue to make phones with moto mod capability.

Posted by: Varti May 9 2017, 01:03 AM

An interesting solution, though Lenovo will have to use for their next models exactly the same form factor as well so that this add-on will remain compatible.

Varti

Posted by: speculatrix Jan 10 2018, 12:34 AM


the Moto Mod keyboard thing is now an official Moto Mod

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z/x/13845362

"Our product, Livermorium Slider Keyboard, was officially announced by Lenovo/Moto at CES today! We are now one of the Official Moto Mods products"

Posted by: Alius Jan 16 2018, 06:43 AM

The layout seems pretty good, but I have to wonder how comfortable it would be to use. Seems rather top heavy. My last slider (Samsung Captivate Glide) had a lot more of the weight - including the battery - in the bottom half where the keyboard is. That's not physically possible with an add-on (unless it also served as a supplementary battery, i suppose). Great for them it's got official backing though!

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