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  1. Shao128's Avatar
    Just heads up that the official HP Wireless keyboard for the now defunct Touchpad works with the PlayBook.

    For those looking for a bargain you should be able to find it cheap on clearance. I picked one up at Staples (Canada) for $35, other Canadian retailers should be able to price match this and for the US people Im sure some places have reduced the price as well.

    08-24-11 04:25 PM
  2. Thebigo3d's Avatar
    Cool. I think I just found the keyboard I was waiting for
    08-24-11 04:28 PM
  3. jwn66's Avatar
    I've been waiting and waiting to get the official, but might just go ahead if I can find one. Like the look better, How's it feel?
    08-24-11 04:37 PM
  4. Deathcommand's Avatar
    There's an official for the PB?

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    08-24-11 04:38 PM
  5. jwn66's Avatar
    There will be... lol..
    08-24-11 04:42 PM
  6. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Can't find it online on US Staples.
    08-24-11 04:46 PM
  7. Shao128's Avatar
    I've been waiting and waiting to get the official, but might just go ahead if I can find one. Like the look better, How's it feel?
    Typing on it is great, I like the way the keys are spaced apart. Its a larger size than the official (the official is the same size as the PB). See pic for what I mean.

    08-24-11 04:48 PM
  8. leafs123's Avatar
    $34.99 from futureshop too.
    08-24-11 04:50 PM
  9. howarmat's Avatar
    There's an official for the PB?

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    "its coming" sometime within a years time
    08-24-11 04:51 PM
  10. Foreverup's Avatar
    "its coming" sometime within a years time
    Come on be fair it will be release "end of summer"

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    08-24-11 04:57 PM
  11. jwn66's Avatar
    Yea, I like it better. There a mouse to match? lol
    08-24-11 04:58 PM
  12. mgm1979's Avatar
    That might be getting into the realm of defeating the purpose of the size/form-factor of the PlayBook, though...which is the reasoning behind the dimensions on the 'official'...

    So, I'm curious...what would the perks/advantages be over a regular/full-size bluetooth keyboard (assuming portability isn't much of a factor)?
    08-24-11 04:59 PM
  13. howarmat's Avatar
    Come on be fair it will be release "end of summer"

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    2012 right?
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    08-24-11 05:04 PM
  14. Deathcommand's Avatar
    That might be getting into the realm of defeating the purpose of the size/form-factor of the PlayBook, though...which is the reasoning behind the dimensions on the 'official'...

    So, I'm curious...what would the perks/advantages be over a regular/full-size bluetooth keyboard (assuming portability isn't much of a factor)?
    Um.
    Comfortableness?
    won't get lost?
    yeah. haha.
    08-24-11 05:05 PM
  15. Foreverup's Avatar
    2012 right?
    I can't confirm or deny what summer year it will be. But reliable sources from BGR have me told a summer time frame.

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    Last edited by Foreverup; 08-24-11 at 05:09 PM.
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    08-24-11 05:06 PM
  16. dcscott's Avatar
    Amazon $36.99
    08-24-11 05:14 PM
  17. snuci's Avatar
    Is it the same size as an Apple aluminum keyboard? Looks the same almost, except for the colour and the roll where you put the batteries.
    08-24-11 05:18 PM
  18. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Is it the same size as an Apple aluminum keyboard? Looks the same almost, except for the colour and the roll where you put the batteries.
    And the arrow keys.

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    08-24-11 05:22 PM
  19. Tigerr's Avatar
    If you want this take a look at FS. They have it listed at $34.99. No Online stock, but if you order for ISP, use promo code SAVE25TABLETACC. Brought mine down to $30.10 (tax in).
    08-24-11 05:30 PM
  20. howarmat's Avatar
    i have used this keyboard briefly the other day and it was pretty slick. Im not sure if i will pick one up for the wife touchpad or not.
    08-24-11 05:32 PM
  21. Playbook2011's Avatar
    Website at staples shows $59.95

    STAPLES | BUREAU EN GROS
    08-24-11 08:11 PM
  22. theprocess's Avatar
    how do you switch applications with just the keyboard (without mouse or touchscreen)?

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    08-24-11 08:15 PM
  23. kasoo10's Avatar
    I have used my Logitech Bluetooth mouse on my Playbook, works like a charm.
    08-24-11 10:34 PM
  24. SuperDuckWC's Avatar
    how do you switch applications with just the keyboard (without mouse or touchscreen)?

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    Same questions here and be able to stop and play music with shortcuts keys
    08-29-11 07:19 AM
  25. peter9477's Avatar
    Any chance the cursor navigation keys actually show any sign of "auto-repeat" functionality? Are there any home/end type of keys to go with basic up/down?

    I have the MS BT keyboard and while it's quite nice as far as it goes, I find it useless with the PlayBook other than for pure, basic text entry, so long as I make no mistakes that I need to fix with anything other than a couple of Backspaces. Not sure yet if that's the fault of the KB or the PB.
    08-29-11 11:28 AM
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