Ok impatient as ever :roll: i went on ebay and found a cheap foldable bluetooth keyboard. And it works!
There are 3 main types on the market as far as i can see:
Think outside: ~ £80Website
Freedom: ~ £70 (identical hardware to cygnet model :?: )Website
Cygnet: ~ £40 (Works)Website
Only the 'think outside' model includes the Compact II in its compatability list but being the cheapskate i am (
8) ) i got the cheapest (cygnet) model regardless and it works fine, it seems to connect faily quickly by enabling bluetooth and running the BTKeybd.exe that installs to the start menu. The exe inludes a 'connect to keyboard' checkbox and a area to test type along with other settings. It seems to work fine after the device goes into standby and you do not have to reconnect every time this happens.
The keyboard has a slide- out phone holder to place your device in that actually disconnects from the keyboard so you can place the device in a more convinent place, although i found that a little bluetack on the bottom of my phone was needed to keep it from slipping out when knocked.
I'd avise the cygnet model over the more expensive but seemingly identical freedom model but the think outside one may be better, maybe someone can say.
In Breif... the cygnet model works great so if you have a charmer/compact II then go for that but post here if you think you found a better one.
Photos: (Just imagine 'Cygnet' where it says 'freedom keyboard' cos noone in their right mind would pay £30 more for exactly the same product)
Heres a link to a review of the identical hardware (thanks for the photos btw hehe)Review
Ill post if i have any troubles with it, of course the real test is weather or not i can keep up with my lecturers hehe
Edited by fUNKUS, 12 April 2006 - 03:21 PM.