18-04-2007, 10:40 AM
I'm looking for a bluetooth keyboard and cant decide between spending the cash on a I-tech laser keyboard or going for a folding one?
18-04-2007, 10:46 AM
I'd say it all depends on when/where you plan to use it. Those laser ones really need a perfect flat serface like a desk. Also, bright light (direct sunlight for example) can make it hard to see the keys.
They are cool and if you plan to use it in an office or at home then go for it but if you want to be able to use it out and about you might have trouble.
18-04-2007, 10:55 AM
Thats good to know! One place i can use the TV out is in the car you see and obviously with the windows sunlight is an issue... Looks like it gona be a folding one then! Anyone have one? Should i go for the Nokia one or one similar and half the price?
18-04-2007, 11:20 AM
Should i go for the Nokia one or one similar and half the price?
I have the Nokia one and it works fine, a little cramped because of the limited number of rows but one can get used to it surprisingly quikcly. Also means that you have to use key combinations for numbers which I still struggle with. Having had a bit of a moan I will finish in positive mode; the Nokia one comes with a collection of dedicated blue keys (right and left soft buttons and middle button on cursor and menu) on the lower right corner with these and the arrow keys you can control and access just about everything on the phone. Superb and I wonder if other boards would do this so well.
18-04-2007, 11:37 AM
The nokia one does sound good there! I have found a couple other examples...
Notice the Nokia Menu Key on the "Windows" key. Could be designed to control Nokias?
Or this one?
Not sure on the shortcut keys on the fabric one tho?
I'm not sure yet that I can justify spending £65.00+ on a Nokia keyboard. :con?
18-04-2007, 08:13 PM
I've used a non-nokia bluetooth keyboard from Think Outside, and I think it's great. Used mainly when travelling, on holiday or working away, link here: http://www.thinkoutside.com/stowawaybt_product.html
I've not used the Nokia keyboard but it looks quite similar. I've used this keyboard with my N70 last year and more recently on my N95. I'd recommend it!
19-04-2007, 12:06 PM
I-tech laser keyboard
At this moment, there is no driver for the ITech laser keyboard for S60 3rd edition devices.
19-04-2007, 01:09 PM
Ah interesting... Thanks for letting us know!
19-04-2007, 01:35 PM
I've just bought the iGo Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard and it works using the built in wireless keyboard app on the N95.
There is no N95 driver for the keyboard so the shortcut features don't yet work. It has four rows so accessing numbers requires holding down the Fn key, but this makes it compact.
The iGo keyboard does lock into place, so you can use it on your lap, something a lot of other keyboards (inc. the Nokia one, I think) do not do.
19-04-2007, 03:05 PM
I have a similar keyboard, you can use the N73 drivers (here http://www.thinkoutside.com/support/...22&ModelID=483) for the iGo or indeed the StowAway Think Outside BT keyboard until they finish the N95 app.
23-07-2007, 12:23 PM
I've just bought a Dell-branded Ultra-Thin Stowaway from eXpansys (here's my post about the special offer (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62697)), and I really hope iGo releases the N95 app for it as soon as possible - it's a bit of a pain still having to touch the phone to use the softkeys...
Great keyboard, though :)