External Keyboard for Droid?

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    I'm thinking about getting a Droid...

    For a long time, I was a palm user that had an external folding keyboard....
    Lately I've been using a laptop - but was thinking that Android looked powerful enough to meet most of my needs...

    The built in thumb-board will work for simple things (urls, passwords, etc) - but there are some things that would be nice to have a "real" keyboard...

    As it has bluetooth support, I would hope that it might support a Bluetooth HID keyboard like this:
    Freedom Universal Keyboard²

    Anyone try something along those lines?
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    i honestly didnt even think of this, but wow! that would be amazing! im gonna remember this and keep looking. thanks!
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    I have a Stowaway Shasta and it works great.

    There are ONLY SPP drivers for the Droid to wotk with bluetooth keyboards, so keyboards that require HID support will not work. I'm not sure. If the keyboard your asking about supports SPP.
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    thanks for the response knightshade. any chance you could get me the model number or full name of that keyboard? i want to make sure i order the right one. thanks a bunch!
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    +1. I'd love find one that works with the Droid, so I don't have to travel with my laptop for business.
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    Stowaway Shasta Bluetooth Keyboard
    Model Number: STWBBBT

    There are other keyboards that have SPP support,
    but I've not personally tested them:

    This is the driver that I'm using:
    http://www.mymobilegear.com/AndroidKBDriver.php
    (It is now in the market, search for "KeyPro")

    From their website:
    Compatible Keyboards

    * ThinkOutside Shasta Keyboard <-- This is the one that I have
    * Freedom Pro Keyboard
    * Freedom Universal Keyboard I & II
    * Chainpas SmartKeyboard
    * Freedom Blackberry Keyboard
    * Amzer SmartKeyboard
    * Xema BlueKeyboard
    * Snap-N-Type Keyboard
    * i.Tech Virtual Keyboard


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    I ordered the Freedom Pro. It should be in later this week. I'll be sure to post my findings.
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    Kool, keep in touch.
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    I found a new in the box Shasta keyboard cheap on Ebay too. Looking forward to trying it in a few days.
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    Does anybody know if this keyboard is compatible?

    Also, where do people buy this phantom shasta keyboard - I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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    Found mine on Ebay. Searched bluetooth keyboards several popped up. 1 was the Shasta. The Freedom Pro and Universal are also listed as compatible and were also on Ebay.
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    Wow thanks much guys I was just thinking yesterday, how anout a BT keyboard. good deal, appreciate it
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    i purchased a non-folding bt keyboard about a week ago. im waiting for it to come in. as soon as it comes in, ill test it out and let yall know what i think. it ran right around $35 with shipping. (i was looking for something cheap to use around the house- not for travel)
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    That price sounds better
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    What model did you buy?
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    let me get it in and ill post what it is. i was on some serious painkillers when i placed the order, and broke some of my own set rules when ordering off of the internet. right now, im not too sure im going to get it in. if you still want the info, let me know, but i do not suggest ordering until i know for sure its not a sham.
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    Haha, I hate to say it - but its not a good idea ordering things while on painkillers =)
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    yeahhhh... i knew better, but it looked like such a good deal! and free shipping too! only to wake up the next day to realize it was being shipped from hong kong. and the realization that shipping across the pacific is probably faaaaaar from free.

    i was tempted to cancel the order, but im just going to wait out the delivery period and see if it arrives. im really mostly curious at this point.
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