It's not quite as good (not quite the same quality, and the space button can be slightly sloppy, depending on the angle you press it from), but the general feel is similar to my old ThinkPad (x220). I definitely like it.Conratulations!
What does it remind to? Psion-series? HTC WinMob ? Or :- ?)
Yes, it does, although depending on what distro you have installed it may not be so obvious (I wish there was an indicator led on the keyboard part).I'm a little confused, will this charge the battery in a non-Pro?
Awesome, thanks.Yes, it does
USB-C for charging, capable of powering the case and PinePhone (Pro)
It triples the effective battery life.Awesome, thanks.
Looks like l'll be getting one.
Not sure why they wrote it like this:
So will it also extend the battery life of the phone when not connected to an external charger? That would be awesome.
* my kbd attachment has some problems with the top row keys. Specifically, the key ‘5’ has different sensitivity and requires much more pressure than the rest of the keys. So having ‘5’ in a password for example is great test for my luck / patience
Like many others, I have become burnt out on this ecosystem. So I quit. I am no longer getting random requests to make Manjaro's factory software work. No longer am I enduring the stress and frustration of these meaningless discussions behind the scenes, and after not being in the PINE64 for some weeks I can definitely say I'm way less stressed out.
Regardless, Manjaro is now the sole project endorsed and financially supported by PINE64, at least for the Linux capable devices. As a consequence it has a disproportionate level of influence in how PINE64 develops its products and manages the ecosystem.
Many of PINE64's new devices, such as the PinePhone Pro, PineNote, and others, have few to no developers working on the software — a potential death blow for PINE64's model of relying on the community to build the software.
Interesting, thanks... I should subscribe to his blog. At least he adds a footnote re vaporware and the Pyra.
what is that control pad? i didn't see details on the video. (besides the phone, which i imagine is a pine phone.)
* no notifications / notification light in ‘carry-me-around’ position. My main problem with PPkbd is that there is no easy way to know if there are new notifications, something that requires attention. Do I have new XMPP messages? Or new e-mail? No way to know without opening the clamshell.
In summary – the keyboard is quite nice, the price-performance ratio is excellent and for text-intensive tasks on-the-go it can be quite suitable. But with practically no notifications – I am still with the Priv and PPkbd feels more like alternative to GPD mPC for me. So – while waiting for the Pyra – I start thinking for AstroSlide 5G / F(x)tec Pro1X .....
* lack of ‘home screen’ / ‘desktop’. My next major issue – it feels more like ‘Linux-on-mobile’ thing – is that (at least with Mobian) there is no way to use information on the home screen. On the Priv I have a widgets for selected text notes, for e-mails, for list of calendar events, shortcuts for IM with favorite contacts, etc. With Mobian – only a list of applications (yes, I remember which mobile OS had the same approach for years Still – this reduces the usability of PPkbd for me.