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    Mini Bluetooth Foldable Keyboard!

    Yippie!

    Nokia is releasing a Bluetooth Keyboard for its mobile phones in q3 of this year.

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    What can I say? I like serial. Curiosity's Avatar
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    Wonder if that would work with the microsoft and logitech bluetooth keyboard and mouse receivers? Or just a bluetooth dongle? I would think the others are set up to work like a USB keyboard so it would even get you into the BIOS.

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    it will depend a lot on how they decided to implement it. If they did it as they "right" have they used the HID (human interface device) profile in the bluetooth standard it will work with any device that supports that profile. But if they used the serial profile and have some propriatary decoding going on in thier phones than we're gonna have a hard time makin it work with our pc's.

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    just saw this in another post. Doesn't come out and say it but it's pretty clear that it uses the HID profile. It's very cool even if a little spendy.

    http://www.thinkoutside.com/products/stowaway-bt.html

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    From the link provided by StationRocket

    Computers:

    * Most tablet, notebook or desktop computers running XP SP1 or Mac OS X with Bluetooth communications.
    * Works with Microsoft and Logitech Bluetooth keyboard systems.


    This is great news, but 150 bux seems kinda pricey for my budget right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_nom
    From the link provided by StationRocket

    Computers:

    * Most tablet, notebook or desktop computers running XP SP1 or Mac OS X with Bluetooth communications.
    * Works with Microsoft and Logitech Bluetooth keyboard systems.


    This is great news, but 150 bux seems kinda pricey for my budget right now.
    $150 - I bet this will be a lot cheaper (probably with rebate) if you buy it online from another store after it is released.

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    What can I say? I like serial. Curiosity's Avatar
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    plus, add the price for a bluetooth keyboard and mouse just to get the receiver. The new Thermaltake mice have a dongle that says it's compliant for a lot less. Might even make a good companion for the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity
    plus, add the price for a bluetooth keyboard and mouse just to get the receiver. The new Thermaltake mice have a dongle that says it's compliant for a lot less. Might even make a good companion for the keyboard.
    Don't understand. Why do you need to buy another keyboard/mouse just to get the receiver? Wouldn't any usb-bluetooth dongle work? You can get a bluetooth dongle for ~$30 shipped.

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    not all dongles will work but most new ones will. you just have to make sure that in the list of supported profiles you find one called HID

    The BT standard has a whole bunch of profiles (aka standards) for data transfer that all have different intended uses. examples are serial, headset, dial up networking, ect Human Interface Device (HUD) is the one needed for mice and keyboards

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    Migrane, that looks cool, but I think I would get a headache using it

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