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    Anyone using one of these?

    Wireless IR PDA Keyboard

    I was in Frys today and it caught my eye. It is TINY, folds in half into a nice little case that would fit easily in my center console. One of the models listed on the back that it worked with normal PC's and XP.
    My question is, how far would the IR work? I know some things get good distance from IR remotes. But this thing would be pretty useless if you had to be within inches of the IR reciever, but if it could be a couple feet, I think I will get one..
    OR if there were a RF or bluetooth one of these.. this small.. I would be even more interested!

  • #2
    looks nice, unless i missed it i don't see where it claims to work for PC though. I also checked the wireless PC keyboards section with no luck
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    • #3
      I dont think it was the belkin one that said it did, they had 4 different ones I think. One of the four definetly said it did.. I took a picture of it with my phone, but for some reason the bluetooth on my PC isnt working right now
      It was some off brand name, but looked just like the Belkin.

      They had a HP one that was slick, it didnt fold out, it kinda pulled out side to side.. I didnt have a whole lot of time to check it out tho.

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      • #4
        With a little searching on ebay, I found the one that said it was XP compatible.

        IR Keyboard

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shredder
          With a little searching on ebay, I found the one that said it was XP compatible.

          IR Keyboard

          Where do you see this being XP compatible?

          I see where it says system requirements, Windows XP, but I imagine that's for actually loading everything into your Palm pilot. I think I'd email the seller before diving into that pool.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by carpcnoobie
            Where do you see this being XP compatible?

            I see where it says system requirements, Windows XP, but I imagine that's for actually loading everything into your Palm pilot. I think I'd email the seller before diving into that pool.
            I allready emailed him and am waiting for a reply
            And thats very true, I'll have to look at the box on the one at Fry's, I got a distinct impression that it would work with a PC.

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            • #7
              well he emailed me back, said it only works with PDA's
              DAMN! that was defiently what I wanted

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              • #8
                thats too bad, try looking around for a bluetooth PDA keyboard...a search on google shows several news articles and some actual product links like a new version of frogpad supporting bluetooth - $170

                http://www.google.com/search?q=bluet...8&start=0&sa=N

                a bluetooth PDA keyboard should also work with any PC with a USB dongle and widcomm drivers
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                • #9
                  Yeah I see that.. Looks like its only half a keyboard tho, and you can switch/shift the keys to the other side of the keyboard.. sounds like a pain to me.


                  and that looks like its the only bluetooth one out there

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                  • #10
                    I also wouldnt mind using one of these..


                    I dont have my carPC done yet, but I dont think you would be typing all that much.. plus I am kinda used to that type from texting so much on my phone :P

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                    • #11
                      interesting, can you post a link to that product? is that evena PC keyboard
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FiSKARZ
                        interesting, can you post a link to that product? is that evena PC keyboard
                        Here you go

                        and no.. not even close.. it connects directly to a PDA.. its really small..
                        I dont see anyway for it to work on a PC tho

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                        • #13
                          Don't take my word for it, but the Wireless PDA Keyboard W/ Free Battery Model: PDABAT that is listed on eBay will PROBABLY work with Windows XP. I am in the process of purchasing one to try it out and I will let you know for sure.

                          My basis of thinking on this is that it works with Pocket PC 2002/2003 and the input functions there are the same in other Windows versions (XP). Ir input devices are pretty standard although there are those that are not.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cw95403
                            Don't take my word for it, but the Wireless PDA Keyboard W/ Free Battery Model: PDABAT that is listed on eBay will PROBABLY work with Windows XP. I am in the process of purchasing one to try it out and I will let you know for sure.

                            My basis of thinking on this is that it works with Pocket PC 2002/2003 and the input functions there are the same in other Windows versions (XP). Ir input devices are pretty standard although there are those that are not.
                            Awesome I cant wait to see what you find out!

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                            • #15
                              this is the smallest keyboard i have seen so far.
                              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...104482733&rd=1

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