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Hook up external keyboard & monitor

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by scottk, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. scottk

    scottk New Member

    Dec 24, 2006
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    Is there any way to do this with the Droid (or any smart phone)? The thing is so good, I wouldn't mind using it instead of my dead PC.
     
  2. animal

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    Nov 16, 2009
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    One of the few things that the droid lacks that apple has is a video out. I have no clue about the physical keyboard, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.
     
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  4. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    you could probably bluetooth a keyboard but i doubt a monitor will work
     
  5. scottk

    scottk New Member

    Dec 24, 2006
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    You can use a BT keyboard on the iPhone

    According to this post on Engadget, the iPhone seems to best us on this. Coupled with its video out, I'm feelin' kind bad...

    Want to connect your iPhone and Bluetooth keyboard? There's a (jailbroken) app for that (Update: video!)
    by Vladislav Savov
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    The wait has been long, but now there's finally a means by which to connect your dear, yet almost buttonless, iPhone or iPod touch to a Bluetooth keyboard for some more intense finger tapping action. The project that delivered us this teasing video back in February has at long last reached the application stage, where simple commoners like us can use it to synergize our gear -- provided we've had the wherewithal to free it from Cupertino's overbearing clutches first. The BTstack Keyboard app is now available in exchange for $5 at the Cydia store, so if you want to be the first to write a bestseller on his or her iDevice, there's no time like the present.

    Update: We've done the inevitable and had a quick play with the app ourselves. Pairing our iPhone and keyboard was a veritable cinch, and we were met by delightfully rapid responsiveness throughout, whether using it in Safari, composing text missives, or jotting those novella notes down. You should note that command, cut, copy, paste, and highlighting functions are not yet active, and then hurry along past the break to see a video demo.
    Continue reading Want to connect your iPhone and Bluetooth keyboard? There's a (jailbroken) app for that (Update: video!)

    Want to connect your iPhone and Bluetooth keyboard? There's a (jailbroken) app for that (Update: video!) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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    http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/24/want-to-connect-your-iphone-and-bluetooth-keyboard-theres-a-j/
     
  6. My-Droid

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    Jun 16, 2010
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    This reminds me of the debate from way back at EQ...is it a phone or a computer?
     
  7. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    i think that debate is now leaning towards computer...i forget these things make calls :p
     
  8. My-Droid

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    Jun 16, 2010
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    But, you can do that on your computer as well! LOL!
     
  9. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    hahah touche!!
     
  10. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    Lol .... I remember my response to that thread .... "I keep my PC in my pocket". :dft002:zombie
     

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