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Old 05-10-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
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Bluetooth keyboard & mouse?

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

or a RF like Prolink PCBO 5304G
Old 05-10-2010, 08:03 AM   #2
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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 05:19 PM.
Old 05-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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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, 05:16 PM   #4
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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, 11:54 PM   #5
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I tested a small USB keyboard and the RF wireless Prolink PCBO 5304G 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.

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