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Keyboard Mod for the Moto Z now getting funded on Indiegogo

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A Moto Mod being funded on Indiegogo provides a third party physical QWERTY keyboard for the Moto Z line. That includes the Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play. The accessory might end up including a 2100mAh battery to help power the keyboard. The keys are generously sized and are rounded on top to help users get a finger-tip feel for the keyboard. If you are a Droid fanatic, the five-row QWERTY (which sports a row of numerals on top) might remind you of the slide out keyboard on the Motorola DROID 4. No high-end QWERTY equipped slider has been manufactured in almost five years.

The developer, a company called Livermorium, is looking to raise a total of $100,000. With a month left on the fund raising time clock, the Keyboard Mod for Moto Z as it is formally known as, has raised $34,623. That means for the project to proceed, another $65,377 needs to be raised.

Make a $60 donation (the retail price is expected to be $120), add shipping, and your slide out Keyboard Mod for Moto Z will be shipped in July, all dressed in black. For $80, you will receive the Moto Mod QWERTY in your choice of Gold, White and Black. For $200, the Livermorium Starter Edition uses a color for the trim that will not be repeated in any future model. Each unit is not only offered in QWERTY format, but can also be ordered in QWERTZ and AZERTY formats. The keyboard can be adjusted to tilt between 0 and 45 degrees.

"Are you waiting for a high-end landscape slider with modern up-to-date specification? The Physical Keyboard Slider Mod utilize "Moto Mods" platform and can turn your Moto Z Series Phone into a five-row QWERTY Slider with comfortable keys… just like the old days. Join us today for and the wait will be over!"-Livermorium

If interested in the Moto Mod that turns your Moto Z into a very productive mobile handset, click on the sourcelink. And don't forget to check out the video at the top of this story.

source: Indiegogo

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posted on 18 Mar 2017, 04:33

1. MOTOREZOID (Posts: 99; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)

Fantastic, turn your Moto Z to anything you want! Groovy Motorola.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 04:37

2. MOTOREZOID (Posts: 99; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)

The good old droid days.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 07:09

3. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 274; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)

Milestone 1 & 2 but with a phablet version.....cool!

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 07:20

4. uzimafioso (Posts: 458; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)

That almost makes the recent BBs almost primitive. If this charges your phone battery then you get a powerpack and a keyboard for comfortable document editing or blogging etc. I hope to see the return of a headphone jack on the device this fall.

posted on 19 Mar 2017, 03:39

8. docdevices (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)

Apologies, but this most certainly does not make recent BlackBerry physical keyboard smartphones look primitive. The BlackBerry Mercury, for example, looks simply amazing and modern for a smartphone sporting a physical keyboard. However, this does look rather intriguing, I must admit.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 08:18

5. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 481; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)

This is the Keyboard we deserve

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 08:36

6. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)

inb4 some drunken loon entertains us with his classic two cents, yet again, on how he 'moved away from' physical keyboards, and then closing off like some smug hipster.

Designs like this are why we still need physical keyboards, flagship phones are more than qualified for physical input...

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 18:57 1

7. therealestmc (Posts: 455; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Software keyboard are superior to physical keyboard.

posted on 19 Mar 2017, 08:07

10. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

Agreed, those keys are already looking way too tiny for me, and now that I'm used to predictive gesture typing on such small screens, going back to cramped physical keyboard is a big downgrade...but that's just me and my big hands, always good to have options for different users.

posted on 19 Mar 2017, 03:46

9. docdevices (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)

It appears to me that BlackBerry Mobile is spurring on somewhat of a resurgence of the physical keyboard on a smartphone, albeit this one is an attatchment. It will be interesting to see if other smartphone manufacturers follow suit, in one way or another. I guess physical keyboards aren't as passé as some intoxicated and dramatically ignorant individuals would have you believe.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 08:21

11. radar001a (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Mar 2017)

I like this idea so much I contributed for a white one. Haven't had a physical keyboard in a while and really miss it. For someone who texts as much as I do, this is terrific. Last updates on the Indiegogo site mention that it will have a battery installed. Love the idea of mods to begin with; just switch out the back for whatever specialty you need/want at that moment.

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