Vluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard

helen

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Hi all. I have a question regarding Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard. I found this great product and was hoping it would work with the iPhone. It is on www.thinkgeek.com
Anyone have any experience. Thanks.
 

Eragon

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helen said:
Thanks but I really wanted to start a post of my own as I have a question regarding Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard. I found this great product and was hoping it would work with the iPhone. It is on www.thinkgeek.com
Anyone have any experience. Thanks.
Looks like you started three separate posts in three different areas of the forum!

I checked out the site, and found this disclaimer:

Important Mac OS Note:
We were able to get the Bluetooth Virtual Laser Keyboard to work with Mac OSX using the built-in bluetooth support in the OS. However, there is no driver software for Mac included with the keyboard and thereforee no way to set the keyboard preferences such as brightness, key-repeat rate and sensitivity. You have been warned!

Generally, a product will work with the iPhone if it says somewhere to the effect that it is iPhone compatible. The iPhone Bluetooth stack is extremely limited to only handset. Here is a useful link describing bluetooth profiles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A2DP#Advanced_Audio_Distribution_Profile_.28A2DP.29

Because the iPhone is OS X based, and the limited Bluetooth, I would have to say it probably won't work.
 

helen

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Looks like you started three separate posts in three different areas of the forum!

I checked out the site, and found this disclaimer:

Important Mac OS Note:
We were able to get the Bluetooth Virtual Laser Keyboard to work with Mac OSX using the built-in bluetooth support in the OS. However, there is no driver software for Mac included with the keyboard and thereforee no way to set the keyboard preferences such as brightness, key-repeat rate and sensitivity. You have been warned!

Generally, a product will work with the iPhone if it says somewhere to the effect that it is iPhone compatible. The iPhone Bluetooth stack is extremely limited to only handset. Here is a useful link describing bluetooth profiles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A2DP#Advanced_Audio_Distribution_Profile_.28A2DP.29

Because the iPhone is OS X based, and the limited Bluetooth, I would have to say it probably won't work.
Thanks that was most helpful.
Sorry about all the threads but I not to savvy at this stuff. Could not find how to start a new post but will moderators help managed to find out how but it was too late by then I got post fever.:eek:
 

Ramesh

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You won't be able to use bluetooth other than to use a mono headset. There's no A2DP support.
 

helen

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You won't be able to use bluetooth other than to use a mono headset. There's no A2DP support.
Thanks for that. Same it looks like it would have been a great addition.
 

JoeT

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...And no driver for it.

I have one (used it with my Treo) and while it was cool, the driver for the Treo sucked huge. It's one thing I wouldn't mind seeing work on the iPhone.
 

i robot

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Thanks that was most helpful.
Sorry about all the threads but I not to savvy at this stuff. Could not find how to start a new post but will moderators help managed to find out how but it was too late by then I got post fever.:eek:
I am sure they will forgive you. Enjoy the forum,Enjoy the forum,Enjoy the forum,Enjoy the forum,Enjoy the forum......thats one for all your posts:)