Support Bluetooth Keyboard for Droid - Faster Typing

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ace Ventura, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Ace Ventura

    Ace Ventura Well-Known Member
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    Hello there. Can anyone recommend a good, portable bluetooth keyboard to use with Droid? Quite often I do need to be able to send considerably long messages via Droid and to me there's nothing as fast as a real keyboard, where you can use all ten fingers.

    Any suggestions? :thinking:

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Ace
     

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  2. Ace Ventura

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    Gotta bounce. I hope someone can recommend a good bluetooth keyboard to use with the phone.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to all!!
     
  3. Ace Ventura

    Ace Ventura Well-Known Member
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    Ooopsie. I quoted myself needlessly. :D
     
  4. cc16177

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    Apple sells an incredibly slim and beautiful keyboard that uses bluetooth for $55 but I'm not sure if it would work on the Droid or not...
     
  5. Ace Ventura

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    Thanks. Maybe I'll check it out... though I kinda doubt it'll be compatible.
     
  6. ccphilly1984

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    Maybe best buy or radioshack might have a demo model for you to try out.
     
  7. Ace Ventura

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    I went to Best Buy and Fry's. Nothing compact there. I'll go to Radio Shack soon.

    Thanks.
     
  8. mcadam

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    the apple bluetooth keyboard is roughly a foot long and 6 inches wide. way too big to use with a phone. its thin as hell, but not small.
     
  9. Fadelight

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    For what it is worth, I believe the current bluetooth profile for the Droid only supports AD2P and file transfer of contacts.

    If I am correct, you'll have to wait until the phone is rooted before you can use anything like a bluetooth keyboard with it.
     
  10. ccphilly1984

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    Can we find this out for sure? Would motorola tell us if we emailed them?
     
  11. Ace Ventura

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    Or one can buy a bluetooth keyboard and try to pair them up.

    I don't know what rooting's for. Gotta do some research.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Ace Ventura

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    Or calling them too. That's a good idea.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Redflea

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    Droid BT support...

    BLUETOOTH
     
  14. Ace Ventura

    Ace Ventura Well-Known Member
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  15. aaron5610

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    My Dell bluetooth keyboard worked great with my Moto q9c but I couldn't get it to work with the Droid. I'm not sure why, when it scans it picks it up, then ask for the code. On the Q it showed the code on the screen and I entered it in from the keyboard and it was synced and ready to go. The Droid will not display the code to enter. I didn't play with it long but I don't think it will work for the Droid yet. Maybe someone will work around this sometime...
     
  16. Ace Ventura

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    There's quite a few onlne. I was hoping someone would recommend one that actually works on this phone and that's not overpriced.

    We need a compatible one, of course.

    Regards,
    Ace
     
  17. Droidood

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    A BT keyboard would be awesome if I could use it to take notes in class. I've been using a netbook but I'd sell that in a minute if there were a full keyboard usable with the droid :D
     
  18. Droidood

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    Bump! I haven't been able to find much useful info on other forums... just some sort of beta for a driver that I guess hasn't been released yet :(
     
  19. barry99705

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    I've got a keyboard I used to use with my N800. I'll give it a shot when I get home. It's this one.
     
  20. cc16177

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    Just FYI I tried the Apple bluetooth keyboard and the droid couldn't (or wouldn't) see it even when both devices were in discovery mode.
     
  21. celios

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    I think you need support for the Bluetooth HID profile to use a Bluetooth keyboard and the Droid does not have HID support built in.
     
  22. barry99705

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    Good point, we will need HID support.
     
  23. Ace Ventura

    Ace Ventura Well-Known Member
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    Please share if you make it work. That's a nice keyboard, although it has no dedicated numeric row, I think.

    Regards,
    Ace
     
  24. mmgtony

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    Hi all,

    I released my Android / Droid driver for bluetooth keyboards this week.

    Sorry for posting i know some admin not like free advertisement but i did not know how to let people know where to find my drivers.

    Here if anyone interested: http://www.mymobilegear.com/AndroidKBDriver.php
     
  25. hagure

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    Wouldn't install under a Droid (w/2.0/Eclaire).
     

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