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    Hi, all - Did a search, but didn't come up with exactly what I was looking for.

    Matt has decided he'd like to investigate a smart phone; right now he has a land line, plus his recorder, and he'd like to try and consolidate.

    Problem is, he's got no fingers. He's gotten quite adept at using his tongue for his phone/recorder, but am wondering if there are any quads out there who are able to use the touch phones with their fingers?

    Did find some neat topics about aps and attaching the phone.

    Tx, all!
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    Originally posted by marmalady View Post
    Hi, all - Did a search, but didn't come up with exactly what I was looking for.

    Matt has decided he'd like to investigate a smart phone; right now he has a land line, plus his recorder, and he'd like to try and consolidate.

    Problem is, he's got no fingers. He's gotten quite adept at using his tongue for his phone/recorder, but am wondering if there are any quads out there who are able to use the touch phones with their fingers?

    Did find some neat topics about aps and attaching the phone.

    Tx, all!
    Hello MarmaLady,

    I have some finger usage. I have a Droid X. If I instigate a call, I have to press either of two buttons. After that, it is all screen touch. For me, this phone is much easier than the LG's I had been using.

    Good luck.
    Millard
    ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne

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      #3
      is he flat-handed or do his fingers curl? I have a LG that is a touch/button combo and I type/touch using my pinky knuckle.

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        #4
        iphone - only 1 button to press
        C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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          #5
          The iPhone has been a blessing for me.

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            #6
            I use an iPhone along with voice dialing all the time. Can manage to call with a knuckle, or even an elbow if need be, but usually use my one semi-functional finger.

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              #7
              His fingers curl, and he's got zero 'strength' in them. Hubby has an I-touch, and Matt can't put enough pressure on the 'on' button to turn it on. Once it's on, he is able to use his fingers to do a lot of the functions, though.
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                #8
                the iphone button is big and round, so you can even hit it with your elbow or chin. it is concave though, but there is a case you can buy (switcheasy colors) that includes a raised covering for the button. im not sure how raised it makes the button, but maybe you could operate it by pressing the phone flat upside down on the table. or you could build up the raised button by sticking something under the covering.
                http://www.switcheasy.com/products/C...rs_iPhone4.php

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                  #9
                  i have a vortex by lg. no issues. im a closed hand knuckle pecker.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by amyk View Post
                    the iphone button is big and round, so you can even hit it with your elbow or chin. it is concave though, but there is a case you can buy (switcheasy colors) that includes a raised covering for the button. im not sure how raised it makes the button, but maybe you could operate it by pressing the phone flat upside down on the table. or you could build up the raised button by sticking something under the covering.
                    http://www.switcheasy.com/products/C...rs_iPhone4.php
                    Tx so much - I'll show this to him - I think this might work!
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                      #11
                      Do you guys find the iphone heavy, my nieces and nephew have them and I played around with theirs and I found it a little heavy and texting was kind of difficult I kept hitting the wrong key. How do you guys text using your iphones? I do want to get one but am still undecided.
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                        #12
                        i have to rotate it sideways for most typing, so i get the landscape keyboard. if i have to use the portrait keyboard for anything, like entering a password or something, its slow but possible. when i first got it it was harder, so i did improve. i did buy a special stylus the other day, but i havent used it properly yet.

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                          #13
                          lg cosmos touch, works well, only $20

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                            #14
                            iPhone
                            Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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                              #15
                              Yes, landscape on the iPhone is helpful for knuckle tapping. You tend to improve as you keep using it too. I heard about those styluses but since I strengthened my finger I haven't had to use one. Without that finger strength on my left both hands would be like my right hand (curled fingers with weak extension C5-6-ish) and I'd be interested in that stylus for cell phone use as well as computer touchpad.

                              IPhone's simplicity and ease of use is a plus too. I like tinkering with my PC and can deal with glitches but need reliability from my phone, especially if I'm in a bind.

                              Prospective buyers should always go try one out from a store or friend to see if they can think of creative adaptations too.

                              Originally posted by amyk View Post
                              i have to rotate it sideways for most typing, so i get the landscape keyboard... i did buy a special stylus the other day, but i havent used it properly yet.

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