Ranger Bluetooth Palmtop Keyboard II.
My latest most awesome gadget is a 66g Bluetooth 3.0 Palmtop Keyboard II from Ranger. I bought it in Singapore for $55 at the Funan Digital Store. It connects to anything that has Bluetooth.
So far I have tested it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and was able to fully control the phablet, and was even able to move the mouse around the screen and click into icons, folders, move forward and backwards, just like one would on a computer. Everything can be controlled with this keyboard and touch pad mouse. If it works this well on my phablet then it must work even better on a Tablet given the size of the screen.
I have also tested it on an iPhone 5S. It only worked on apps where one needs to type. It is not able to control anything else, nor does the touch pad work, which SUCKS to be honest, but then frankly why would anyone bother on such a small screen? It just goes to show how super awesome an Android device can be!
I also tested it on my Dell Latitude E6330, which doesn’t have Bluetooth (can you believe it?), but the most awesome keyboard comes with a USB Bluetooth 3 dongle, which hides underneath the keyboard in its own storage area and once it was placed into my laptops spare USB port it paired effortlessly. Not only that, but I was able to use the same dongle to send and receive files. (Technology is awesome)!
I bought it for my Samsung Smart TV back home in England and have yet to test it out, but will update this post on the weekend when I am back in the land of the rain cloud. It is also compatible with Xbox 360 (although I don’t recall having Bluetooth built-in). It is also compatible with PS3, which again I will test when I get home. If it connects to laptops then it will connect to All-in-One computers as well.
On the box it says it supports the following devices:
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista, CE, 7, 8.
- MAC OS 10.2.8 and above.
- Android 3.0 and above.
- Windows Mobile 5.0 and above.
- Nokia Symbian S60.
- MAC IOS: iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Sony PS3 Player, Linux (Debian 3.1, Redhat 9-0, Ubuntu 8-10, Fedora 7.0).
It has a lithium-ion battery built-in, comes with a USB cable for charging. It measures (LxWxH): 154×62.5x12mm
Finally here is a Keyboard Diagram.
Company website: www.ranger-technology.com
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