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[Dec. 21st, 2015|06:40 am]

So, in the world of, Wow, that arrived quickly, the case for my new phone arrived yesterday. Cool, i thought, and snapped it on in time to go to the grocery store. There, I was trying to take a note and half the screen seemed to not respond to the stylus.

Did i break the phone when i dropped it on Friday? No, it had worked while i was at meeting.

It's the magnetic closures on the phone. They disturb the screen significantly and dull responses to the stylus.

For crying out loud.

New cover ordered; old one returned.

I should have realized it would be an issue: I guess i just assumed no one would manufacture something so stupid. Silly me.


[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-22 04:15 am (UTC)
Magnetic fields screw up capacitive screens? I didn't know that.
I'm gonna go mess around with magnets for a bit.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-12-22 03:01 pm (UTC)
No, it screwed up how the stylus works, not the capacitive screen. The "s pen" uses a magnetic field to power itself (cool) and calculate position and pressure. With magnet exposure, the capacitive touch sensitivity remained while the stylus was fubar.

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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-22 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, okay that makes sense.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-12-22 03:18 pm (UTC)
Which explains the product fail -- i'm sure the folks designing the case were designing for a good number of high end phones and didn't buy working phones to test. Can the buttons be pressed and all the ports accessed? QA pass.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2015-12-22 04:22 am (UTC)
Massive product design fail!
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-12-22 03:02 pm (UTC)
Indeed -- the stylus is a unique feature of that device, though, so i imagine someone just didn't know.....
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