1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Tips Will any bluetooth keyboard work?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Android1337, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Android1337

    Android1337 Member
    Thread Starter
    35

    Jul 28, 2012
    13
    0
    35
    Does the Bluetooth keyboard have to be compatible with Android devices, or can let's say a Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard work with an Android device?

    I'm asking this because my friend can use a Bluetooth keyboard that says it's ONLY compatible with the "new iPad" but it works with his nexus 7.
     

    Advertisement

  2. UserName872

    UserName872 Well-Known Member
    78

    Nov 4, 2009
    621
    89
    78
    Network Administrator
    Philadelphia, PA
    Most BT keyboards work without issue I've found. I'm currently using the Apple mini BT keyboard with my Nexus 7 without issue!
     
  3. M81162

    M81162 Active Member
    16

    Aug 3, 2012
    36
    1
    16
    London
    I've just bought a Bluetooth Logitech tablet keyboard for iPad and it works just fine on my N7.

    The Android versions of this keyboard were much more expensive on Amazon.

    I'm very pleased with it.
     
  4. rootbrain

    rootbrain Well-Known Member
    53

    Dec 7, 2011
    354
    50
    53
    Colorado, USA
    I have the eXo mini-bluetooth keyboard. It's rechargable and even has a laser pointer built in and a touchpad. Got it from here Amazon.com: eXo Keyboard: Computers & Accessories (ticks me off, it's $10US cheaper than when I got it, LOL)

    This works like a charm, although being so small, thumb typing on it takes getting used to. With the touchpad and Fn keys it's a Godsend. I use it with the Citrix Receiver app to access my company infrastructure and the soft keyboard is a bit, ummm, undeveloped on that app.

    I connect to projector to run PPT presentations. Last one I was at, there were 3 of us doing presentations. The first two brought their laptops, I didn't. When they were done and my turn came, my boss asked if I needed time to get my laptop and set it up. Just smiled, took N7 out of my jacket pocket (already to go), set the projector to wireless receive, connected with N7 and started the PPT. Using this keyboard's laser I got through my presentation with flying colors, no glitches at all, N7 receiving bluetooth signals from the keyboard and sending wireless signals to the projector.

    Afterwards my boss congratulated me on the PPT's "perfect timing". She saw my puzzeled look and said the screens on the presentation were so perfectly timed, they seemed to switch on their own. She didn't even know I had a keyboard, thought this thing was just a laser pointer. LOL

    Anyway, loving it. No regrets, no problems. And recharges with standard mini USB.
     
  5. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
    1,313

    Nov 8, 2009
    19,890
    6,118
    1,313
    District of Columbia
    Use a Zagg Flex keyboard. Works well and nice thing is it has dedicated Android specific buttons that some keyboards may lack.
     
  6. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict
    1,343

    Jun 18, 2010
    13,646
    8,004
    1,343
    Statesboro, GA
    I am using the HP Touchpad keyboard, and while some of the webOS buttons don't work, the essential stuff works great.
     
  7. ChadShaft

    ChadShaft Well-Known Member
    16

    Nov 12, 2012
    70
    6
    16
    The 856
    argedion likes this.
  8. Usrage0n

    Usrage0n New Member
    5

    Apr 24, 2013
    3
    0
    5
    Male
    San Diego CA
    I have a khomo case /keyboard combo. Works great looks good, and rotates to hold the tablet in portrait or landscape mode.
     
  9. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
    113

    Jan 29, 2011
    597
    113
    113
    Male
    retired
    Florida/Germany
    This is the one I use. The nice thing about it is that it has a pull-out touchpad. The keyboard is compact but still feels like a full size model for typing. No finger gymnasics required. And Motorola builds good quality.
     
  10. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 8, 2010
    160
    18
    38
    Software Engr
    N Calif
    Bluetooth is a standard so, at least in theory, any Bluetooth device should work with any other Bluetooth device.

    I have a number of Bluetooth devices such as keyboards, mice and speakers and they all work with my Android devices, N7, phone and mini-pc. They also all work with my Windows based machines that are Bluetooth enabled. I haven't encountered any Bluetooth devices that work on one device but not another.
     

Share This Page

Loading...