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Keypad updates, colour selection and layout requests

Posted by Dirk (Creator)
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Keypad

We have been working very closely with our keypad manufacturer and things are really shaping up. The more we get into it, the more the realization comes this is really a complex part. Luckily Andrew is a true perfectionist and the guys on the other side of the world are very helpful! 

The key balance has been improved on the larger buttons and the arrow keys. This means the larger keys will be a lot more forgiving if you don't press them right in the center. 

A sneak peak of the bottom of the keypad, the part you will otherwise never see:

 Colour selection

Right after the campaign you will all get a survey-thingy where you can enter:

  • Your address
  • TOH casing colour
  • Bottom slider colour
  • Backplate option
  • Keypad layout

Please think ahead which combination you want, then we can start ordering parts asap!

Aonsaithya has been so kind to make a colour-picker tool to see what is possible and how it will look. We will update this page asap with some fancy rendered pics, but it gives a good impression already.
http://aonsaithya.kapsi.fi/url/jolla/tohkbd/

Layout requests

As promised, we will look into making other layouts than the 6 layouts presented. If you prefer another layout, or a modified one based on an existing layout send an email to TOHKBD@funkyotherhalf.com titled Layout request: 'layout name'. If another 99 people want that configuration it becomes realistic to make this happen. Please describe on what keypad layout it is based, what extra symbols are needed and how it will look in the end. Do this within the next few days to make it into the survey options.

If you are one of the few that want a very specific layout, please do not forget: we will provide all files necessary to be able to engrave your layout at you local engraving shop. A lot of shops and hack-spaces all around the world have these facilities, so you and always add symbols to your keypad later! 

Other questions

For other questions, please do not use the Comment section of Kickstarter, we do not get notifications from it, can't answer in an orderly fashion and your question gets lost in the long list very fast. Just use the dedicated question section or the contact page on FunkyOtherHalf.com, we are happy to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions. 

We would like to end this update with some fancy pics :) Stay Funky!


 

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    1. Missing avatar

      Ivo Anjo on

      A bit off topic, but I've always thought that the camera/led at the center was not a good design decision if the jolla ever got a keyboard TOH.
      So here comes the keyboard TOH and it's confirmed: it was not a good design decision :|

    2. Dirk Creator on

      Also:

      "Other questions

      For other questions, please do not use the Comment section of Kickstarter, we do not get notifications from it, can't answer in an orderly fashion and your question gets lost in the long list very fast. Just use the dedicated question section or the contact page on FunkyOtherHalf.com, we are happy to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions. "

    3. Dirk Creator on

      Yes, sliding to one side still covers LED. Sliding to other side exposes all.

      Like this:
      https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/828/166/e4bfbaf4469e6b4476316c62c3fe0a32_large.jpg…

    4. Kalle Kaitala on

      Since the LED is to one side, the keyboard does cover it if opened to that side. AFAIK landscape mode should not care which way it rotates so you just have to open the keyboard to the other side.

    5. Anne C. Hanna on

      These are so pretty! I can't wait to get mine.

      I'm also curious about the answer to Sal3oode's question, though.

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      Sai3oode on

      LED for camera and torch is hidden?