ok, so how come there is no mouse and yet they have hundreds of these convert your phone to a mouse (rediculouse method) in the google app store ?
i get the tablet thing, navigating with the hands and finngers. but when you add the option to connect a bluetooth keyboard, well, why not add a bt mouse as well to the option. it would make the combo far easier to navigate when you combine the two (keyboard and mouse) to the mix. i could do a lot more with this ability.
does the windows tablet have this same limitation ?
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There is a bt mouse listed on Amazon. I have never tried it myself but may in the future. Don't know if you can use more than 1 bt device.
as you can tell, i'm new to tablets. i got a 7 inch. the others i saw were too big for my needs. anyway.
yeah, i googled and to my surprise, discovered they make them for tablets. its just that everyone i've talked to gave no knowledge of such. and i just spoke to them about it and their response was, "hahh??". anyway. i ordered that one, plus a new (better) fullsize keyboard, model Perixx periboard-80411. i should do a lot better, productively now...can't wait...
My spouse has had an ASUS Transformer (android) tablet for a few years now. It comes with a keyboard docking station w/ USB ports. Every wired or wireless mouse I have tried (5-6) has had no trouble being recognized and usable immediately.
I used to have that tablet, Scott. The docking station was cool!! I gave it (the tablet and docking station) to my oldest son when I upgraded and he promptly lost the tablet.
Edit: I had to purchase the docking station separately.
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vhelp. would you post back and let us know how your experience is with the mouse once you run it through the wringer?
hardware: bluetooth keyboard and mouse
as requested..here's my experience when adding keyboard and mouse to the tablet, both bluetooth devices.
the perixx keyboard ordered from amazon failed. it would not connect to my tablet. i also tried it on my ipod touch but it also failed on that too. it is most likely deffective. but after a few days, i went looking elsewhere and found another keyboard, this time, at k-mart $30 dollars, an HP K4000, model SK-9071, multi-function with features for both windows and android.
this keyboard was a success. it has a very nice tactile feel. in android, i especially like the alt+tab to switch between tasks or opened windows since my tablet has dual window support.* this is a very solid keyboard. there are other things yet to discovered, i'm sure. i love it. the keyboard is half the size of a full size keyboard but still full size keys. the keys are evenly space perfectly. i had no trouble typing. i even typed this posts mini review.
the mouse was also a success. it works well. you see a mouse pointer just like in windows. i can click even the smallest function on the tablet to activate versus using a big finger that sometimes covers more than one function point on the tablet screen.* you can configure the mouse pointer/cursor speed under the settings, language and input.
the only two cons i could find on the mouse:
a) the tablet shows connect/disconnet pop-up messages all the time. i'm not sure if it is due to the table OS or version or driver or the mouse itself. its annoying at times but i am almost use to it now.
b) when it disconnects (due to non-activity) the mouse disapears and you have to reactivate it by moving the mouse around (or clicking a few times) and wait several seconds for it to come back.* again, its something to get use to. i suspect all mouses work like this. maybe some are better, i don't know.
1. search for and download this app, 'swiftkey' and install it, and run it and keep it open in the background. it will remove the pop-up keyboard, so that you can use the hardware keyboard instead. it makes the typing experience so much more realistic.
2. get yourself some folding tablet stands. i found a 2pk at radio shack for several dollars. the pair i have is product #2603786.
* the keyboard and mouse give you complet control of your tablet experience and makes the tablet more userful and productive.
* i highly recommend this keyboard.
* the mouse however, i think i will keep searching for an improved one in hopes that the annoying pop-ups mentioned earlier are reduced or eliminated.
* if you are serious about doing work on the tablet, (typing or number crunching in a spreadsheet or data entry of some sort) then adding a keyboard and mouse is highly recommended. you will soon realize that you can actually do work on it, and not just play games, read emails or surf the web on.
* i will be continuing my search for a decent editor and excel spreadsheet app, one to match as close as the ms excel as possible, in function and feature since these are the tools i use mostly.
* i am so happy with the HP K4000 keyboard that i will be picking up another one, so that i can use it at work and not have to drag around this one all the time.
Thanks for the heads up.