Laptop bluetooth peripherals

DynV

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Hello people of tomshardware,

This is my first post here and I hope I created this thread in the right forum, I thought the subject would most likely be of its interest.

I have a standard laptop keyboard with a touchpad and it's pretty clunky, I'd like something that has more a feel of a desktop with its full sized keyboard and mouse, possibly without the hassle of plugging them in and out 2-4 times a day as I'm on the move so I thought of using a bluetooth mouse, numpad (if I can an affordable one, or I'll buy a 5$ USB corded one) and possibly an ear bud with microphone so that I could chat online.

I bought an acer Aspire 4730Z and I see it has an integrated bluetooth receiver so I doubt I'd need a dongle for peripheral using that technology. I read that there's problems integrating bluetooth peripherals from different companies (stack order or something ...), sound like some old nightmare stories I heard about IRQ and com ports long ago. :(

Now I'm wondering if it's ok to mix brands and what I should ask for online purchases (for stores I can just demo them). I don't have a lot to spend so knowing how to ebay this would save me some money.

Another consideration, while I think I'll just stick with Vista running Cygwin, I might later dual-boot and install GNU/Linux so it would be nice to know intricacies about it.

Thank you kindly,
DynV
 

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ok i get your point, to be honest i never used a bluetooth mice or keyb but i guess
its no diffrent because wireless usb uses ifra-red and bluetooth is more powerful
so performancewise there is no issue, the problem is most built-in bluetooth adaptors have such a crappy software or utility what to do is download a tool called "bluesolei" it works with all bluetooth hardware and it makes everything much easier. but i dont know if you can use 2 devices at the same time using the bluetooth.

 

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hi, the fact is no matter what external keyboard or mouse you buy, bluetooth wireless or even with nuclear power..you still need a desk and cant be used on the move like on a bench or in a bus or car..they called it laptop so you can use everything on your lap..so basically a need of a base

what you may do is get a slim factor keyboard for pc "usb" which has a built-in roller ball as a mouse and put it on top of the built-in keyboard "you'll look odd"
but i bet it works better.

 

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When I'm on the move, I'm in university so I always have a base : in a classroom, in the cafeteria, in the computer lab, ... That's really not an issue.

I'd like advice with the bluetooth technology and the use of the built-in receptor (instead of dongles that's made especially for that peripheral). This is my main issue and I really need some advice as I won't be able to demo all the peripherals when buying online (stores are sadly too expensive and provide few models). Also, even I'd buy in store, I still could add/change the peripheral list in the future and be stuck with such a problem (the stack order or something and whatever other problems related to that technologies).

Thank you kindly for addressing my main concern.
 

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I don't know why I can't neither edit not delete the reply I just made but here's a correction for it :

[strike]I still could add/change the peripheral list in the future and be stuck with such a problem (the stack order or something and whatever other problems related to that technologies).[/strike]

I still could add/change the peripheral list in the future and be stuck with such a problem (the stack order or something) and whatever other problems related to that technologies ; also please list the problems so I may document myself.
 

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ok i get your point, to be honest i never used a bluetooth mice or keyb but i guess
its no diffrent because wireless usb uses ifra-red and bluetooth is more powerful
so performancewise there is no issue, the problem is most built-in bluetooth adaptors have such a crappy software or utility what to do is download a tool called "bluesolei" it works with all bluetooth hardware and it makes everything much easier. but i dont know if you can use 2 devices at the same time using the bluetooth.

 

DynV

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Great ! Thanks. If others can let me know of other possible problems (fixes would be nice too but the problem is what I need), it would be cool !
 
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