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    Mr. Chang / seidioseidio, I have a suggestion on a product I would really like to see your company produce for the Treo 650. With so many cases with open fronts (screen and keyboard fully exposed), it would be great if your company could make a thin silicon overlay / protector for the keyboard, D-Pad, and all the other buttons on the front of the Treo 650 and below the screen. Here are examples:

    ZCover's silicon skin case and BoxWave's FlexiSkin cases as examples since the ZCover case has a thin silicon pad / moulding over the keyboard and the BoxWave has a silicon pad over the D-pad and buttons to the left and right of the D-pad.

    ZCover keyboard cover:
    http://www.zcover.com/IMAGES/Treo600...over_85x85.jpg

    http://www.zcover.com/IMAGES/Treo650...PT650OBL_2.jpg

    BoxWave D-pad cover:
    http://boxwave.com/images_bw/product...0_angle_lg.jpg

    Now all your company would need to do is combine the ZCover's keyboard skin and the BoxWave's D-pad skin into one. I'd pay up to $20.00 for one. I sorely need something like this as without one, my keys will be worn out within a couple of months.
    Last edited by IsLNdbOi; 12/06/2005 at 10:48 AM.
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    I'de rather see the D-pad uncovered on the existing skin produced by Seidio and keep the key pad exposed as well. I don't think the sides are sturdy enough to eliminate the center piece that covers the center buttons.

    Colors wouldn't be bad though...

    I've ordered the skin/holster combo and will hold final opinion until it arrives and I have used it. But... my two concerns is that I won't like pushing the keys through the rubber and that the skin will be too tacky and difficult to carry in a pocket.
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    I sorely need something like this as without one, my keys will be worn out within a couple of months.
    I haven't seen any references to keyboards 'wearing out' but, if they were ever liable to, I should have thought being bashed through a rubber or plastic covering instead of your (presumably) sensitive fingertips would wear them out twice as quick.
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    @coppertop, I'm not talking about a fully body skin. I just want a skin to cover the keyboard / d-pad buttons.


    @biggles, With all the dirty things my hands come in contact with everyday (keyboards and mice on school's public computers, doorknobs and handles wherever I go, and all the other things you can think of) the keyboard on my Treo 650 will not last too long, especially since I text alot and also use it with Documents to Go, VersaMail and other word processing / email type programs. I can already see the white keys turning very slightly yellow. I know I can use a moist rag to clean off the keys, but doing that everyday will wear them out even faster. Also, ever used a keyboard cover for a PC keyboard such as this:

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...=04&brandid=69


    My bro and I have the same keyboard. I've been using one of those on my keyboard while his has been naked. Many of his keys are now worn out while mine are still in perfect condition. A keyboard / D-Pad cover for the Treo will protect the keys and buttons. They will not wear them out faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop
    I'de rather see the D-pad uncovered on the existing skin produced by Seidio and keep the key pad exposed as well. I don't think the sides are sturdy enough to eliminate the center piece that covers the center buttons.

    Colors wouldn't be bad though...

    I've ordered the skin/holster combo and will hold final opinion until it arrives and I have used it. But... my two concerns is that I won't like pushing the keys through the rubber and that the skin will be too tacky and difficult to carry in a pocket.
    Will that make sense to just cut the D-pad ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop
    I'de rather see the D-pad uncovered on the existing skin produced by Seidio and keep the key pad exposed as well. I don't think the sides are sturdy enough to eliminate the center piece that covers the center buttons.

    Colors wouldn't be bad though...

    I've ordered the skin/holster combo and will hold final opinion until it arrives and I have used it. But... my two concerns is that I won't like pushing the keys through the rubber and that the skin will be too tacky and difficult to carry in a pocket.

    I've read posts saying that all skins are hard to take out of your pocket, except for the JavoEdge one.
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    Hmmm... Not even a word from Mr. Chang?
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    I have another product suggestion:

    Now that we have the reset hole in the back cover -- let's cover the cover with a grippy material. This is right where the Treo makes contact with your hand. Instead of E-Grips, let's just make it part of the design!!

    Cheers, Perry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsLNdbOi
    Mr. Chang / seidioseidio, I have a suggestion on a product I would really like to see your company produce for the Treo 650. With so many cases with open fronts (screen and keyboard fully exposed), it would be great if your company could make a thin silicon overlay / protector for the keyboard, D-Pad, and all the other buttons on the front of the Treo 650 and below the screen. Here are examples:

    ZCover's silicon skin case and BoxWave's FlexiSkin cases as examples since the ZCover case has a thin silicon pad / moulding over the keyboard and the BoxWave has a silicon pad over the D-pad and buttons to the left and right of the D-pad.

    ZCover keyboard cover:
    http://www.zcover.com/IMAGES/Treo600...over_85x85.jpg

    http://www.zcover.com/IMAGES/Treo650...PT650OBL_2.jpg

    BoxWave D-pad cover:
    http://boxwave.com/images_bw/product...0_angle_lg.jpg

    Now all your company would need to do is combine the ZCover's keyboard skin and the BoxWave's D-pad skin into one. I'd pay up to $20.00 for one. I sorely need something like this as without one, my keys will be worn out within a couple of months.
    Hi Michael,

    Thank you very much for the suggestion. As you already know we already have a skin case tooling for Treo 650. Your suggestion requires a new tooling. If we can get enough the "ideal" skin case suggestion, we will do one for Treo 700.


    David Chang
    Seidio
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    Ah ok, so making a skin that covers just the keyboard and the D-Pad will require alot of new equipment? Doing one for the Treo 700 doesn't help at all. Thanks for reading this anyway.

    Well, I've just emailed ZCover's engineering and marketing departments. Hopefully they will be able to come up with something since they have the equipment already to make the keyboard covers.
    Last edited by IsLNdbOi; 12/07/2005 at 12:37 PM.

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