would you buy a Physical Keyboard as an Add on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by keenan wolf, Jun 28, 2009.

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would you buy a Physical Keyboard as an Add on?

  1. Yes!

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  2. No!

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  1. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

    keenan wolf

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    would you buy a Physical Keyboard as an Add on?

    if Yes, Why?

    if No, Why?
     
  2. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    no, there's no need. the on screen keyboard works just fine. why mess with the extra bulk?
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't, it would be too bulky and cumbersome to carry around and I've grown quite accustomed to the touch screen keyboard.
     
  4. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it would be nice to have. have you ever tried texting on the iphone in a class? its hard if you cant look at the screen cuz the teacher might catch you.
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    No.

    Why? Because the on-screen keyboard has never not worked for me.
     
  6. hellrider macrumors regular

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    I'm sure a bulky hardware keyboard is WAY less conspicuous in class.
     
  7. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do you know that it would be to bulky? what if it was like a case and it flipped down and protected the iphone like the Lg Versa?
     
  8. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you text in class? You can't wait until after?
     
  9. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    in a sweat shirt pocket or under the desk? a quarter inch doesnt make a difference. and you dont know that it would be bulky..
     
  10. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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    They shouldn't design hardware optimized to be used in situations like this.
     
  11. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im in highschool, everybody txts in class. hell, I text my mom in class all the time. sometimes there is important stuff that i have to talk about with people.
     
  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Teen Wolf out to cause mischief again.

    I'm extremely happy we didn't have all these high tech cell phones when I was in middle school.

    How did people EVER survive before cell phones??
     
  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I don't use cases though, and it is one more thing to carry around which would mean extra bulk.
     
  14. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it doesnt have to be used like that im just saying thats one of the reasons i would use it. sometimes it would be nice to not have to look at the screen while i txt. i txt alot every month 7500 or more every month! and it gets hard to txt on the iphone that much!
     
  15. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Why, because if i wanted a keyboard id get a PRE or G1!
     
  16. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok then make it blue tooth. either way it would be nice to sometimes have a keyboard you can touch and feel click.

    the PRE's keyboard is way to small and the G1 you can barely feel the keys.

    my bad, i see didn't think. it would still add bulk but its not neccisary and it could just be an everyonce in a while thing. you dont always have to bring it with you.
     
  17. jlamb0 macrumors member

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    I would never try to edit a word document on the iPhone with the onscreen keyboard, but give me a full sized keyboard accessory and I might just leave my laptop at home.
     
  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I don't think you read the part where I said that it was one extra thing to carry around... Anyways, bluetooth wouldn't make a difference to me. A physical keyboard that is not built into the phone means that I'll most likely have to set it down to use it in a non-awkward position. And I like to use the iPhone with one hand most of the time, and I still find the touch screen to be a completely sufficient keyboard.
     
  19. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    Definitely no. I bought the iPhone for it's touchscreen and user-friendly nature. I went away from physical keyboards with the Cingular 8125 that I owned and hated. The touchscreen keyboard was a welcome change.

    Plus, physical keyboards aren't exactly silent. I have a BB Bold that work gave me, and I feel like I disturb everyone around me when I try to compose or reply to an e-mail.

    Shouldn't you be learning in class, anyways? ;)

    *click* *click* *click* *click* *click*
     
  20. randomusername macrumors 6502

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    I repeat...

     
  21. marksman macrumors 603

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  22. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    Yes!

    Not for everyday use while out and around, but for times when I need to power through a bunch of emails (perhaps while on business travel).
     
  23. keenan wolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i love the bold keyboard. its my favorite of all phones. i can type way more accurate with a real keyboard. and i didnt think it was loud... maybe i broke mine in cuz i hit the buttons hard and fast.
     
  24. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Just buy a netbook you'll be happier.
     
  25. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    I love the keyboard, too. It's very thumb friendly.... but I would never want it attached to my iPhone. It's not loud, but it's not silent.

    The iPhone keyboard is silent.
     

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