Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000
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Love This Keyboard
Mittsumom, Office Depot
22 April 2014
Excerpt: I absolutely love this keyboard. It's easy to type on and has a lot of extra keys like Favorites, Calculator, Zoom in and out, etc. I have been typing for over 40 years and this is the fastest keyboard I have ever used, and the hand rest has put an end to my carpal tunnel. I have one keyboard at work and one at home.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Good Value, Comfortable, compatible
Summary: Bought this for use with my Android devices. Works just fine, doesn't miss any keystrokes. Comfortable, and light. The power switch is nice so I can power it off when not in use. Paired with my Nexus and it just worked fine right away. Happy with it for $33.
Summary: An excellent bluetooth keyboard. It is compact, but with full-sized keys which have a positive action. It works well with the separate number pad which can be put away when not in use. Battery life eccellent.
Summary: Positives include that it is powered by a couple of AAA - make sure to carry around a couple of spares though they do last a long time. It is cheaper than the Logitech equivalents and I use this under Windows/Linux/Android without troubles. Make sure to turn off Bluetooth power saving mode under Windows, which causes more troubles than what it is worth (it is under Advanced Settings as a checkbox).
Summary: Every once in a while the BT will drop off... not such a problem. However, there is another issue that every once in a while the keyboard will freeze on a single Letterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr like that and you need to restart the keyboard to get rid of the issue. Still, for 20 quid refurbished it's good.
Summary: I love this keyboard. A brilliant buy. I'm using it right now to write this review on my iPad. It worked straight out of the box. No need to read any instructions. Simply switch it on (batteries included) and turn on the Bluetooth settings to "pair" the devices. You only need to do this once and then in future you just turn on the keyboard and the Bluetooth and they sync automatically.
Summary: Using this is a strange experience. I'm a pretty fast typist, but everything goes wrong when faced with having the keys in the wrong places under my fingers. Also, I couldn't get it to work with our ipad. But I expect it's fine if it's what you're looking for.
Summary: It seemed difficult to find a full-ish sized bluetooth keyboard for the Surface Pro. This one works pretty well. But it's missing the INS key and there doesn't seem to lock the F1-F12 keys (you need to press the Fn key to get to those.) I found a free utility at www.appmonks.com/sculpt that will toggle key remapping and lock the F1-F12 keys and make PrtScn the INS key. Script source is there if you want to change it.
Summary: This is a fantastic little keyboard - I cannot be more plased. It is a very slim, small, bluetooth wireless, good looking keyboard. But this was expected, now to connectivity: It paired with my iPad in no time and it worked wery well, I then went onto connecting it to my net enabled bluray player and (to my surprise) it worked! I only use it with my bluray now - to move around in BBC iplayer, netflix and to search on youtube etc.