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Old 06-24-2004, 11:12 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Default Power drain

Does anyone known how much power drain occurs when using a bluetooth keyboard, as compared to the serial-connection keyboard? The BT keyboard itself does not draw power unlike the serial keyboard, but having he BT on may consume even more power.

Thinking of getting a BT keybooard for my 2210 instead of a serial keyboard.

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Old 07-02-2004, 05:25 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 454

My Stowaway XT broke recently, and I use it so frequently that I couldn't wait the month or two until the Bluetooth keyboard comes out. I was tempted, until four things occurred to me:

1) The devices are sitting right next to each other anyway, so I don't really get the big advantange (assuming I can make my iPAQ last the way I'm trying to, and not replace it for something with a different connector soon).
2) I'd have to tell the iPAQ to see the keyboard every time I used it, which is annoying, compared to just dropping it onto a peg.
3) Battery life would drop considerably.
4) I wouldn't be allowed to use it on planes, or shouldn't be according to the current take on radio devices, though the air-staff would probably be oblivious.

What really clinched it for me, though, is that ThinkOutside were having a half-off sale, making the XT $39, versus the $140 for the Bluetooth model.
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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I've got a couple questions for you guys:

1. Would you be interested in a Pocket PC Bluetooth driver that allows you to use the Microsoft BT Keyboard and Mouse with a Pocket PC?

2. How much would you pay for something like this?
T-Mobile Dash | HP iPAQ 4100 | HP iPAQ 2210 | HP iPAQ 1910 | Intermec 6651 | Toshiba E570 | Compaq iPAQ 3600 | Casio Pocket Viewer
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 7

Originally Posted by mcsouth
...and the fact that the PDA support is simple enough that the pda could be set in portrait or landscape mode makes this look like a nice solution.
Originally Posted by Stephen Beesley
...I am interested that the stand looks like it will also support the PPC in Landscape mode - something that when combined with VGA resolution would make for an excellent wordprocessing platform.

Hopefully, the PDA's back-support pivots backwards for a more comfortable viewing angle of the screen.

Also, a minor concern: Oriented in landscape mode, the PDA's screen corners would be partially masked by the depth of the keyboard -- potentially obscuring Excel cells. Mind you, propping it up with a small stack of pennies may do the trick
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Originally Posted by ed hansberry View Post\'o62g950\'

the fcc has posted a number of documents on the new hp bluetooth keyboard, including a 20 page user manual.

i just got these links so really haven't had time to read up on it and see if it will work with non-ipaq devices, older pocket pc 2002 ipaqs with bluetooth or anything else. Dig in though. There is plenty to read. You'll need adobe reader for most of the documents.<!>

keyboard closed

keyboard open, top view. - the pda rest is not extended in this image.

i have the same keyboard but i lost its driver & it's asking for a pin number every time i connect it through bluetooth
can any one help??
The link you mentioned is dead...
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