Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Android Devices > enTourage eDGe > enTourage Archive

Notices

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
leo315
Edge User
 
Bluetooth keyboard & mouse?

Is it possible to connect and use a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse to the eDGe?

or a RF like Prolink PCBO 5304G http://www.prolink2u.com/new/products/index.php?cid=193
 
Old 05-10-2010, 07:03 AM   #2
kenjennings
Edge User
 
Bluetooth keyboard is reportedly in the works. A mouse may be more difficult. Android isn't a mouse-ish OS.

Several other have reported success with wireless keyboards that come with wireless USB dongles.

Last edited by kenjennings; 05-10-2010 at 04:19 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
devseev
Edge User
 
I've hooked up a Bluetooth Logitech Wave keyboard/mouse combo via the USB-bluetooth transmitter that came with the combo. The keyboard works great, the mouse input is rather erratic and not very useful though.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #4
kenjennings
Edge User
 
In these cases the keyboard is hardwired to talk to that transmitter and the edge sees it as an external USB keyboard.
When the edge directly supports a bluetooth keyboard the internal bluetooth will allow a bluetooth keyboard to connect without tying up a USB port. I have an Apple keyboard waiting to test that software update when it is released.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 10:54 PM   #5
leo315
Edge User
 
I tested a small USB keyboard and the RF wireless Prolink PCBO 5304G http://www.prolink2u.com/new/products/index.php?cid=193 it works fine on the eDGe. I was really surprised to see the RF wireless dongle for the keyboard/mouse set working. Nice! Even the mouse "works", you can move the text cursor with it, still a separate mouse cursor would be better.

That the Android is not a "mouse" OS is not the argument. Over at the ipad they got a jailbreak ipad hooked up with bluetooth keyboard and mouse. And they got mouse cursor on the ipad. It is a matter of software development. And placing the eDGe as a netbook it should naturally support keyboard and mouse, in case user want to use it and stay productive.
 
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
902 Have you tested the Bluetooth keyboard input? How fast is it? firebelow PocketBook 5 04-11-2012 03:49 PM
bluetooth keyboard working ? lalebarde PocketBook 2 03-13-2011 12:56 PM
602/3 - 902/3 and bluetooth keyboard Iskander PocketBook 11 03-13-2011 12:55 PM
bluetooth ipad keyboard artemisblossom Apple Devices 15 02-02-2011 03:58 AM
iPad Use a bluetooth mouse with the iPad (jailbroken) scottjl Apple Devices 6 05-10-2010 08:59 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.