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    IR PDA Keyboards?

    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!

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

    IR Keyboard

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

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    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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    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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    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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