For anyone who knows, is it possible to use a Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard with the Playbook, or does a Playbook keyboard have to be specific to the PB?
Microsoft Bluetooth® Mobile Keyboard 5000 | Microsoft Hardware
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05-16-2012, 05:34 PM #2
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I've used that keyboard on my PlayBook without issue. I've also connected several others. They are mostly universal."Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
- 05-16-2012, 05:36 PM #3
Well I'm using the Apple bt keyboard without any problems. So no, it doesn't have to be specific, just compatible - bluetooth is pretty much bluetooth across the board. I would count on that working, but unless someone has tried it and can confirm the only real way to know is try it.
Outstanding! I got my Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard in today and it was way too simple and painless setting it up with my PB...so intensely easy, and it works perfectly. Using it to type this post. Microsoft keyboards seem to always be better than any other brand. Just excellent!
Last edited by Marty_LK; 05-22-2012 at 02:20 PM.
- 05-30-2012, 05:15 PM #5
I stopped by an Office Depot (in the US) today and while wandering around checked out the wireless keyboards. They have the Microsoft 5000 Bluetooth keyboard currently on sale for $25.00. Just checked their web site and it shows they will be on sale through 06/02. In store or online if anyone is interested.
I bought one and it's working like a charm. I FINALLY HAVE ARROW KEYS... YEA!!!
This store was also having some type of truck sale promotion and I also happened on one of the Cyber Acoustics IS-4000 stands (new in the box) for $15.00. ($49.95 MSRP on their web site). Tablet Cases, Covers, and Stands: IS-4000 - Universal Tablet Stand | By Cyber Acoustics. Also nice, and my PB fits perfect even with the convertible case on it.
Don't mean to gloat... but had to post this. I'm usually reading about someone else's good luck in finding deals. It FINALLY happened to me.
Plus others with an Office Depot close by still have time on the keyboards.