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Topic # 114251 13-Feb-2013 13:13
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So i bought a bluetooth keyboard and a seperate mouse from trademe and it works but its driving me crazy.

They both seem to come standard with an annoying battery saving feature which turns them off after a period of inactivity.
Only 50% of the time does wiggling the mouse or keyboard get the connection back.

Im looking for something that works flawlessly so i can use mouse and type on my SGS3

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  Reply # 762102 14-Feb-2013 10:11
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I have not tried one but I would go for a well known brand with good reviews on Android. Logitech meets both criteria. There may be others.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/tablet-accessories/android

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  Reply # 762112 14-Feb-2013 10:31
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gzt: I have not tried one but I would go for a well known brand with good reviews on Android. Logitech meets both criteria. There may be others.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/tablet-accessories/android


I have that one, works well. Difficult to purchase in NZ though because Logitech do not sell that particular model here. Can be had quite cheaply from Ebay though.

I show that particular keyboard in this video (use nav links in the description to jump to the relevant bit): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9MSX10RZRE




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  Reply # 762388 14-Feb-2013 15:32
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gzt: I have not tried one but I would go for a well known brand with good reviews on Android. Logitech meets both criteria. There may be others.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/tablet-accessories/android


thanks Ill look into it , need to search for a reliable mouse too ,preferably one that doesnt have powersave feature.



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  Reply # 762389 14-Feb-2013 15:33
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NZtechfreak:
gzt: I have not tried one but I would go for a well known brand with good reviews on Android. Logitech meets both criteria. There may be others.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/tablet-accessories/android


I have that one, works well. Difficult to purchase in NZ though because Logitech do not sell that particular model here. Can be had quite cheaply from Ebay though.

I show that particular keyboard in this video (use nav links in the description to jump to the relevant bit): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9MSX10RZRE


Hey havent seen you in ages, do you have any recent videos?

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  Reply # 762830 15-Feb-2013 09:54
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It doesn't solve your combined mouse and keyboard requirements, but I picked up a Microsoft Wedge keyboard last week off TM for a third of what they sell for in the shops and it is beautiful.

Very easy to type on, the keyboard only powers off when the cover is applied (AFAIK) and when off the cover is a stand for your tablet.

I love it.



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  Reply # 763017 15-Feb-2013 13:11
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martyyn: It doesn't solve your combined mouse and keyboard requirements, but I picked up a Microsoft Wedge keyboard last week off TM for a third of what they sell for in the shops and it is beautiful.

Very easy to type on, the keyboard only powers off when the cover is applied (AFAIK) and when off the cover is a stand for your tablet.

I love it.


Do you mind if I ask how much you got it for?

Are there any combos available with the mouse as well. I see MS do a wedge mouse too.

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