Time for an instalment of "new person with pyra", while waiting for the post to give it to slaeshjag This is my aunts experience with typing: (She is about as novice as they come) She found the nubs slippery too, but i think that is changed. I think you could make your own silicone side cover areas. However, the material could be a little rougher for more grip. Adding carbo or glass fiber reinforcing would likely do it (?) But it might then be too stiff to get the screen hinge in easily. I did grease the hinge, and that helped a lot. I think a aluminium backplate, or the wood one im thinking to get from klumpen, will take it up a lot in terms of feel. The underplate can also be changed to hardwood without too much effort maybe, as an aftermarket mod. Edit: As far as having a translucent case goes, painting the inside would get rid of it potentially getting dirty. The stylus was not in, and the case had some dirt in it. I cleaned that, however the stylus doesn't go all the way in. The area that is just empty is an interesting place for a heatsink. The top right "bulge" is above it. Which is also empty. This is the left side, which is the side that the screen cable runs through: I think it would be finicky to run heatpipes or carbon nanotube tape, but it is all solid state, so once it is in, it doesn't move. Or you could drill a hole, put a tube in there with an end on it, then plug that hole, and use it as a pill dispenser. You could also make it an area to store an unused uSD or SIM-card too. The latter is handy if you are on holiday and get/bring a spare one.