Portable BT or USB keyboard for Droid?

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  1. valnar

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    If I have a rooted Droid with proper Bluetooth support, is there a Bluetooth or USB keyboard that will work with it? Something small with a mouse or trackball would be preferred.
     
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    No need to be rooted, just need an app from the market for a Bluetooth keyboard.

    Daily Steals was selling a USB keyboard for $13 a few days ago.
     
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    Could you provide an example of a working keyboard-app combination? Keyboard support seems to be really sketchy... no one proudly trumpets that "this keyboard works with Android"...
     
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    I've been using the Freedom Pro bluetooth keyboard with "Keypro" from the market on my OG. It's the best combination I have found.
     
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    I've also heard a lot about the Freedom Pro keyboard. They appear to have their own drivers for Android 2.0+, as well...
    http://otadrivers.com/pronew/notonthelist.php (bottom of the page)

    Just bought the keyboard... will report back!
     
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    Get an error on that link, Prime. Do you have another?
     
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    Try:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=aw_cr_d_electronics?a=B003K1VABO

    Or search Amazon for 'Menotek' or 'ELMENOS' who is the seller/store.

    To tell you the truth the keyboard does occasionally repeat characters if not used on a flat surface...its made of silicone rubber and is rollable.

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    Heh, those keyboards are awesome. Not as awesome as the Steampunk keyboards, but awesome all the same. :D

    Thanks, Prime.
     
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    You're welcome. Personally if I were to buy another it would likely be the aluminum apple bluetooth keyboard. (I didn't because I don't particularly like apple)

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    Reporting back, as promised...

    Worked like a charm! Looks like the Freedom Pro is definitely the way to go at this time.

    I used this video to help me get set up and was typing away within a couple minutes:
     
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