[maemo-users] N810 Scratches on Keys

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 8 22:35:26 EEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
> Meh.  Things are to be used.
> Marius Gedminas
> --

<Chuckle> Agreed!

I have to wonder when I see a car, or especially a truck, that is more
than a couple of years old and is absolutely spotless, with nary a
nick or scratch. I can only assume that the owners spend so much time
worrying about appearances that they never get a chance to actually
enjoy the thing. I take reasonable precautions (I have a screen
protector and a silicone case on my N800), but I don't cry if I notice
a new scratch. My vehicles get cleaned when they get dirty, but not
every week or every few days, and if I couldn't use my truck to haul
stuff because it might get scratched, there wouldn't be any point in
having it.

On the other hand, it does seem a little strange for a device to be
damaging *itself* through normal use... and the concerns I would have
would be if it would affect the long-term reliability and if the
scratches would eventually obscure the symbols on the keys. A properly
engineered product wouldn't have that interference, regardless of
size. I've seen laptop screens that were very scratched in a grid
pattern from touching the keys when closed, which can be a bad thing
when it affects the viewability of the display.


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