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Idea: Build a USB OTG keyboard slider for MOTO X/G or Droid Maxx/Ultra

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By windraver, Senior Member on 4th June 2014, 01:40 AM
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13th July 2014, 01:04 AM |#11  
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But then you need to have BT on all the time and even with some extra battery power hidden away in the keyboard that'd be a power killer no?

Or am I looking at this all wrong? Should we just be taking a BT slider case and adding more battery life?! I mean it'd be pretty cool to have a phone where you could leave BT on at all times and still have power at the end of the day...

Odd - I do have BT on all the time, and have power at the end of the day. BT is never at the top of the usage list for me.
 
 
13th July 2014, 06:35 AM |#12  
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But then you need to have BT on all the time and even with some extra battery power hidden away in the keyboard that'd be a power killer no?

BT is almost unnoticeable on the battery economy of a big sized android phone.

A keyboard does way less traffic than a BT headset, so way less battery consumption.

Th BT keyboard goes automagically in sleep mode when it's closed.

And, if you are picky, you can turn OFF the BT on the phone with a simple Tasker rule. (tasker is needed anyway to automate the screen rotation, the screen unlock when the keyboard is slided out and so).

If the above is not enough for you, I must add that the keyboard backlight, unlike a native one, is powered by its own battery.

So, the short answer to the question is absolutely not.
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13th July 2014, 08:08 PM |#13  
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A keyboard does way less traffic than a BT headset, so way less battery consumption.

Now that I did not know. Every day is a school day...
31st January 2016, 07:05 PM |#14  
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I modded iPhone 6 bluetooth keyboard case to Xiaomi Mi4C. It was pretty easy job. I am using that as a daily driver now. If you are interested take a look from here: Qwerty Keyboard Slider [DIY]
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18th August 2016, 01:46 AM |#15  
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The Keyboard from a Psion 5MX would be even better... ohhhh imagine a modern smart phone in a 5mx case! doh would have to be open when you answered a call...

I would buy it at once, honestly. I loved my Psion 5 MX.
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