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RE: Bluetooth keyboard with trackpad - Peter Gamma - 10-04-2023

(05-10-2021, 04:39 PM)Zebulon Walton Wrote:
(05-10-2021, 09:39 AM)wibble Wrote: If the trackpad is anything like the one on the Rii mini i8 (not bluetooth but similarly small) it will be frustrating to use - a trackpoint would be much better, or a larger touch surface on the back of the keyboard. Not sure if anyone makes one with either of those though. Being Bluetooth 3.0 it should be fine so long as they've not gone for nonstandard quirks.

I received the keyboard today and it actually works quite well. No problem connecting to the Pinephone's built-in bluetooth. Touchpad action isn't bad considering the small size. Obviously on a small keyboard like this you won't be writing any novels but it's a heck of a lot better than the on-screen keyboard for using the terminal. About the only downside I see is with bluetooth enabled on the Pinephone battery life will be shorter.

@ Zebulon Walton


thanks for sharing this. This also one of my favorite keyboard. I've used it for years and I was always happy with it, but I have not tested yet with the Pinephone. The Ri mini 4 is eventually also worth testing. It is Bluetooth and 2.4 Ghz with it's own dongle which is included. Just to have all the options checked which are available.
I ve read it if for instance the Pinephone keyboard is attached to the PP, it is only possible to one further Bluetooth device.

Is this also the case with the Ri mini 4 connected over 2.4 GHz with it's own usb dongle? Someone write here in the forum that with the PP keyboard he could not add and usb mouse.