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Stowaway® Universal Bluetooth® Keyboard
Owner’s Manual
For
Pocket PC 2002 and Windows Mobile™ 2003
Includes:
Asus MyPal A620
iPAQ 2215
Dell Axim x3
iPAQ 4150
iPAQ 1940
iPAQ 4155
iPAQ 1945
iPAQ 4350
iPAQ 2210
iPAQ 4355
Pocket PC 2002 or Windows Mobile 2003 with Socket SD or CF cards.
Keyboard Driver:
Stowaway 3.11
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Contents
Installing and Configuring the Keyboard.................. 3
Before You Begin......................................................................................3
Installing the Software...............................................................................3
Configuring the Keyboard to Your Pocket PC Device...............................4
Reconnecting the Stowaway BT keyboard ............ 10
Reconnecting in Unsecured Mode ..........................................................11
Customizing Your Keyboard .................................. 12
Input Method Toolbar..............................................................................12
Keyboard Control Panel..........................................................................13
Disabling the Stowaway BT keyboard.....................................................13
Keyboard Status Light.............................................................................14
Secure Connection Overview .................................................................14
Using the Stowaway BT keyboard......................... 15
Moving the Cursor/Highlighting Text .......................................................15
On-Screen Button and Editing Shortcuts ................................................16
Launching and Navigating Applications ..................................................16
Menu and Toolbar Navigation .................................................................17
Other Shortcuts.......................................................................................17
International and Extended Character Set ..............................................18
Frequently Asked Questions.................................. 20
Legal Notices ......................................................... 22
Trademarks.............................................................................................22
Obtaining warranty service .....................................................................23
Important Battery Information .................................................................24
Important notes about Bluetooth® devices ..............................................24
Regulatory Notices..................................................................................25
Features and Technical Specifications Summary.. 30
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Installing and Configuring the Keyboard
Before You Begin
Before you install the Stowaway Universal Bluetooth keyboard software for Pocket PC
2002/Windows Mobile 2003:
¾ Disable or remove any other keyboard applications that you have previously
installed on your Pocket PC device. (Refer to the User’s Guide included with your
Pocket PC device for instruction on how to do this.)
¾ Ensure there is at least 400 KB of memory on your Pocket PC device. To check the
available memory, tap Start =>Settings=>System=>Memory.
¾ Insert the 2 AAA batteries (included) beneath the battery cover of the Stowaway
Universal Bluetooth keyboard.
Installing the Software
1. Connect your Pocket PC device to a computer using the docking cradle or sync
cable.
2. Establish a connection between the computer and your Pocket PC device using
ActiveSync® and then backup the data stored on the Pocket PC device. (Refer to
the User Guide included with your Pocket PC device for instructions on how to do
this.)
3. Insert the CD enclosed with your keyboard and select the language preferred from
the Language Chooser screen.
4. Double-click the language preferred to start the installation process. Follow the onscreen instructions to successfully install the software.
5. Tap the on-screen button to reset your Pocket PC device to complete the
installation.
6. After the driver is successfully installed and the Pocket PC device is reset, the
keyboard driver icon will show up in the Programs window.
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Configuring the Keyboard to Your Pocket PC Device
1. To enable the Stowaway BT keyboard, tap the Enable
button on the Config screen of the keyboard
application. This will open the Keyboard Setup
Screen.
NOTE: After the initial installation the Keyboard
Setup Screen is opened automatically.
2. When the Keyboard Setup Screen is shown,
select the Bluetooth wireless keyboard option
and tap Setup. This will show the Bluetooth
Status Page of the Stowaway BT keyboard
application. You may also open that page by
selecting the BT tab.
3. When the Setup begins, the driver will enable the
Pocket PC Bluetooth system software; this is also
known as the Bluetooth Stack.
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4. The New Connection window is used to connect
the Pocket PC device to the Stowaway BT
keyboard. Tap New Connection to begin the
process.
5. Before starting the scan
make sure the keyboard is
Discoverable by the Pocket
PC device. To do this, press
the <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right
Fn> keys together on the
keyboard until the green LED
flashes (~ 1 second). Then
tap the Scan button on the
screen.
6. Wait until the Stowaway BT Keyboard appears in
the list. If the keyboard does not show up:
a. Try pressing the <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn>
keys together on the keyboard and tapping
the Scan button on the screen again.
b. Or, power cycle the keyboard (close and
reopen), then press <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right
Fn> and tap Scan again.
c. If neither of the above steps work, check that
the Red LED on the keyboard is not lit after a
power cycle indicating a dead battery
condition.
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7. Once the Stowaway BT Keyboard appears, select it
by tapping. Then decide whether you need a secure
or unsecured connection. An unsecured connection is
vulnerable to eavesdropping. A secure connection
requires authentication by entering the same passkey
on the Pocket PC device and the keyboard (see #10).
If you prefer a secure connection, please check the
Secure box - otherwise leave it blank. Then tap the
Connect button. (See Secure Connection Overview
for more information).
8. If several Stowaway BT keyboards happen to be
nearby and in Discoverable Mode, the scan will
display all of these devices in the list. The keyboard
ID (Bluetooth address) printed on the back of the
keyboard should be compared with the IDs in the list
and the desired keyboard selected.
9. If the Secure box is not checked, the connection is
usually established within a few seconds after tapping
Connect. If the connection is not established, press
the <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn> keys together on the
keyboard and click Connect again.
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10. If you choose a secure connection by checking the
Secure box, the Pocket PC Bluetooth system
software will prompt you for a passkey. You are
likely to see the Bluetooth Passkey dialog shown
here, but this is variable by device. Enter a passkey
using the Pocket PC on-screen keyboard, then tap
OK in the top right corner of the window. Type the
same passkey number on the Stowaway BT
keyboard, using <Left Fn> + <Number> keys. When
finished, press the <Enter> key.
NOTE: The passkey must contain only digits,
for example 1234.
11. If the passkey is not entered correctly, the
connection will fail. In this case you will need to
press the <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn> keys together
on the keyboard and tap Connect again.
NOTE: Please, make sure that the passkey is
entered on-screen first, tap OK and then follow with
the passkey on the keyboard. When finished, press
the <Enter> key on the keyboard.
12. If the connection process is successful, the Secure
keyboard connection enabled message will
display on the Pocket PC device. This is the normal
mode for wireless communication between the
Stowaway BT keyboard and the Pocket PC device
during use.
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13. The Bluetooth Status Page displays the current
state of the Bluetooth connection between your
Pocket PC device and the Stowaway BT keyboard. It
also allows text to be entered to test the connection.
Buttons are provided to set up a new connection or
to disable the existing connection.
14. On the Bluetooth Status Page the keyboard
battery information is displayed. The three states of
the battery are:
a. Normal – This is the most common state of
the battery.
b. Low – This is a warning that the batteries
have reached a threshold where they should
be replaced soon.
c. Critical – This means the batteries are in
imminent danger of reaching a point where
they will no longer function.
15. If the keyboard
batteries reach a low
or critical state a
message will be
displayed.
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16. To determine the version of the Bluetooth stack
installed on your handheld device, locate the
Bluetooth icon and tap it with the stylus to open the
application. Find the Bluetooth About tab and tap to
open the associated page. There you will find the
version and build for the installed Bluetooth stack.
17. If more than one Bluetooth stack is found on the
Pocket PC device when Setup is tapped, the
keyboard application will display a Stack Selection
dialog box. If the device has a built-in Bluetooth
system, that stack should be used (e.g. Widcomm
BTW-CE). If the device is using a removable
Bluetooth card such as an SDIO card, a different
stack may need to be used (e.g. Socket or
Microsoft). If the wrong stack is selected a
connection may not be possible. In such a case
return to the Stack Selection dialog box by tapping
Enable on the Config page, then select Stowaway
BT keyboard and tap Setup.
18. If the keyboard driver fails to detect any supported
Bluetooth stack during the initial setup or at a later
time (e.g. after power on), it will display the
Bluetooth system not detected message on the
BT page. This should not happen on Pocket PC
devices with a built-in Widcomm stack version
≥1.4.x, since it is always present and is supported by
the keyboard software. However, if the device has
been upgraded with an incompatible version of the
stack, then this message may be displayed or the
software may function improperly. In such a case the
keyboard software must be replaced with an
updated version.
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Reconnecting the Stowaway BT keyboard
The above steps establish the Bluetooth wireless connection and bonding between the
Pocket PC device and the keyboard for the first time. Keyboard character input should
be enabled as long as the connection is maintained.
Despite a high degree of reliability, the Bluetooth connection could break for many
reasons:
¾ When the keyboard cover is closed, the keyboard circuit will be powered off, and the
Bluetooth connection will be lost.
¾ As a power saving feature, the keyboard will be automatically powered down after
an idle period (when there is no activity for approximately 3 minutes).
¾ When the Pocket PC device is turned off, the established Bluetooth connection will
be lost.
¾ When the Pocket PC device and the keyboard are moved away from each other
beyond the wireless range (~10m), the previously established connection is lost.
When any of these conditions occurs, the connection will
be lost and the software will switch to waiting mode. To
restore the connection, make sure the keyboard and
Pocket PC device are powered on and in range, then tap
any key on the keyboard. See Reconnecting in
Unsecured Mode for further details. The connection
should be reestablished within 2-3 seconds but this may
be delayed if the Bluetooth system on the Pocket PC
device is busy. For example, after the Pocket PC device
is powered on, it may take 10 or more seconds for the
Bluetooth system to re-initialize.
NOTE: Do not press <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn>
together. This will break the bond between the keyboard
and the Pocket PC device. If this happens, you will have
to establish a new connection as described above.
Even when disconnected, the Pocket PC device and the keyboard remain bonded. The
keyboard will only reconnect to the bonded Pocket PC device and the Pocket PC device
will only listen to the bonded keyboard. To break the bond press <Ctrl> <Left Fn>
<Right Fn> for approximately 1 second or until the green LED flashes quickly. Normally
the bond will not need to be broken unless the keyboard will be used with another
Pocket PC device or another keyboard will be used with the Pocket PC device.
Therefore, please avoid pressing <Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn> during normal operation.
If this has happened, you will have to establish a new connection as described in the
Configuring the Keyboard to Your Pocket PC Device section above.
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Reconnecting in Unsecured Mode
If you initially set up your connection using Unsecured
mode and your Bluetooth software returns to waiting mode,
tapping any key on the keyboard will not trigger automatic
reconnection. This is because the Bluetooth stack is
awaiting a signal from a previously paired device. If you
prefer to use an Unsecured connection, and want the
convenience of not having to put the keyboard into
discoverable mode (<Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn>) before
every use, you will need to select All devices in the
Bluetooth Settings applet. This will permit your Pocket PC
to receive Bluetooth signals from unpaired devices.
Proper settings for reconnection
of keyboard in Unsecured mode.
Both Secured and Unsecured modes allow for one-key reconnection from waiting mode,
if the keyboard and Pocket PC are powered on and in-range. However, the availability
of one-key reconnection in Unsecured mode relies upon specific settings within the
Bluetooth stack installed on your Pocket PC. If the Bluetooth/Accessibility settings are:
Allow other devices to connect/Paired devices only, your Bluetooth stack will only
respond to reconnection requests from devices that have previously been secured and
authenticated with a Passkey, see sections 10 – 12 of Configuring the Keyboard to Your
Pocket PC Device.
Each manufacturer’s Bluetooth configuration screens differ, but generally you will find
the All devices and Paired devices only options within the Bluetooth Settings under the
Accessibility tab. This set of screens may be available directly via a Bluetooth icon on
the Today screen, or from the Start Menu =>Settings=>Connections tab.
NOTE: Using an Unsecured connection does not provide built-in signal encryption
against eavesdropping that a Secured connection does.
For further details on Secure connections refer to the Secure Connection Overview.
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Customizing Your Keyboard
Once the keyboard software is installed on the Pocket PC device, you may customize
the options. A keyboard icon
will appear in the lower right corner of the screen
while using Calendar, Contacts, or other applications.
¾ Tap the keyboard icon once to display the Input Method Toolbar.
¾ Tap the keyboard icon on the Input Method Toolbar to display the keyboard control
panel.
NOTE: Tapping the keyboard icon once at the Today screen once will first display the
Keyboard Control Panel. Tapping the same keyboard icon will display the Input Method
Toolbar.
Input Method Toolbar
There are four icons that appear in the Input Method Toolbar. This assumes that the
Stowaway Keyboard input method is selected. The leftmost icon shows the state of the
Bluetooth connection; there are three different states that can be indicated. A tap and
hold on this icon will display a text message describing the state.
¾ This shows that the Bluetooth connection is active.
¾ This shows that the driver is waiting for the keyboard to reconnect.
¾ This shows that the connection is not setup.
The other three icons relate to other features of the keyboard driver.
¾ Tap this speaker icon to turn the keyboard clicking sounds on or off.
¾ Tap this keyboard icon to access the Keyboard Control Panel. This second
keyboard icon appears above the keyboard icon that is visible in the lower
right corner of the screen.
¾ Tap this help icon to access keyboard help topics and troubleshooting tips.
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Keyboard Control Panel
On the Config tab:
¾ Tap Enable (the next screen allows you to turn on access to the Bluetooth Wireless
keyboard) to choose which keyboard to enable. Tap Disable to turn off access to all
keyboards.
¾ To see a visual indication if the keyboard is in Caps Lock or Num Lock mode, check
or uncheck the Show Capslock/Numlock notification option.
¾ To select whether or not the keyboard icon will appear in the lower right corner of the
Today screen, check or uncheck the Show Icon on Today screen option.
¾ To increase key repeat speed, drag the Key Repeat Rate slider to the left.
¾ To decrease key repeat speed, drag the Key Repeat Rate slider to the right.
¾ To increase key repeat delay, drag the Key Repeat Delay slider to the right.
¾ To decrease key repeat delay, drag the Key Repeat Delay slider to the left.
¾ To verify the language layout installed, tap the down-arrow in the drop down box
under Layout.
On the Hot-Key tab:
¾ Tap the down-arrow next to a number and select the application to associate with
that number. When you press the <Alt> <LFn> <number> key combination (e.g.
<Alt> <LFn> <4>), the selected application will launch. You may assign up to 10
applications in this manner. (There are 2 Fn keys on the Bluetooth keyboard. The
blue <Fn> key is to the left of the spacebar and is referred to as <LFn>. The green
<Fn> key is to the right of the spacebar and is referred to as <RFn>.)
On the BT tab:
¾ This is where all functions of the Stowaway BT keyboard can be accessed.
On the About tab:
¾ The About tab indicates the keyboard software version installed on your Pocket PC
device.
Disabling the Stowaway BT keyboard
When the Stowaway BT keyboard is no longer needed, the keyboard driver may be
disabled by tapping the Disable button on the BT or Config page. The Connection is
not set up message will then be displayed on the BT page.
NOTE: Disabling the Stowaway BT keyboard will not automatically turn off the Bluetooth
radio. Conversely, turning the Bluetooth radio off while the Stowaway BT keyboard
driver is still enabled will not work. Because of the behavior of the Bluetooth stack, the
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Bluetooth radio will automatically turn back on after a few seconds. To turn the radio off,
the Stowaway BT keyboard must be disabled first.
To re-enable the connection, tap the New Connection button on the BT page or tap
Enable on the Config page. See Configuring the Keyboard to Your Pocket PC Device
for complete instructions.
Keyboard Status Light
When the keyboard is open there is a light above the top row of keys that indicates the
status of the keyboard.
¾ When the keyboard status light flashes a fast green light (approx. once per
second) it is in Discovery mode. This is the state that allows it to be detected by
the Pocket PC device. To place the keyboard into Discovery mode, use the
<Ctrl> <Left Fn> <Right Fn> key combination.
¾ When keyboard status light flashes a slow green light (approx. once every four
seconds) it is connected to the Pocket PC device and is available for use.
¾ When the keyboard status light is solid red for 5 seconds after power on, the
batteries must be replaced before the keyboard can resume normal operation.
¾ When the keyboard is not connected to the Pocket PC device the status light is
dark. This happens when a connection or reconnection has not been established
or the connection has been broken.
Secure Connection Overview
When a secure connection is established, the paired devices share a permanent
security bond. This bond is established when two devices create and exchange a Link
Key, this process is also known as pairing. Link Keys are based on a unique
Bluetooth Device Address, an internally generated random number and a user
defined Passkey.
With a Bluetooth connection, transmissions may be intercepted. In order to limit this
exposure, a secure connection should be set up. This encrypts data sent from the
keyboard to the Pocket PC device, creating a virtual cable. This means that there is a
1:1 relationship between the Pocket PC device and the keyboard and it will not respond
to connection requests from other devices. The Pocket PC device on the other hand will
retain the ability to create new pairings with other devices.
The Pocket PC device searches the Bluetooth radio band until it finds the keyboard. If
the secure box is checked it will prompt for a Passkey. Once completed, each time the
Pocket PC device and keyboard are powered on within range of each other, the devices
will be reconnected without additional user intervention.
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Using the Stowaway BT keyboard
•
•
•
Commands joined by a dash “–” mean that the key combination must be pressed in
order and with all keys held down at the same time.
Commands joined by a plus “+” mean that the key following the “+” must be pressed
after the initial key combination is pressed and released.
The keyboard provides 2 separate color-coded function keys (blue <Fn> and green
<Fn>) that enable you to navigate the device or access numbers and symbols. In
the tables below, the blue <Fn> key is to the left of the spacebar and is referred to
as <LFn>. The green <Fn> key is to the right of the spacebar and is referred to as
<RFn>.
Moving the Cursor/Highlighting Text
You can easily navigate, position the cursor, and select text for subsequent editing
functions with these key combinations:
Action
The cursor moves left (back) one word
The cursor moves right (forward) one word
Select (highlight) next character to the left
Select (highlight) next character to the right
Select (highlight) previous line
Select (highlight) next line
Select (highlight) the next word to the left
Select (highlight) the next word to the right
Select (highlight) the previous paragraph
Select (highlight) the next paragraph
Beginning of the line
End of the line
Page up one page at a time
Page down one screen at a time
The cursor moves to the beginning of the document
The cursor moves to the end of the document
The cursor moves to the top of the page
The cursor moves to the bottom of the page
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<Ctrl>–<Õ>
<Ctrl>–<Ö>
<LFn>–<Õ>
<LFn>–<Ö>
<LFn>–<×>
<LFn>–<Ø>
<Ctrl>–<LFn>–<Õ>
<Ctrl>–<LFn>–<Ö>
<Ctrl>–<LFn>–<×>
<Ctrl>–<LFn>–<Ø>
<RFn>–<Õ>
<RFn>–<Ö>
<RFn>–<×>
<RFn>–<Ø>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<Õ>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<Ö>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<×>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<Ø>
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On-Screen Button and Editing Shortcuts
From the keyboard, you can activate on-screen buttons such as (OK) or (X) and access
application editing functions. Refer to the following table for the appropriate keyboard
shortcut.
On-Screen Button or Editing Function
OK
Send (simulates a screen tap on Send)
Close a window or application
Generate an ESC
Turns on NumLock mode
Turns on CapsLock mode
New item
Cut selected text
Copy selected text
Paste cut or copied text
Undo last action
Select all
Shortcut
<LFn>–<Enter>
<LFn>–<.>
<LFn>–<X>
<LFn>–<Tab>
<LFn>–<Caps Lock>
<Caps Lock>
<Ctrl>–<N> or <LFn>–<N>
<Ctrl>–<X>
<Ctrl>–<C>
<Ctrl>–<V>
<Ctrl>–<Z>
<Ctrl>–<A>
Launching and Navigating Applications
To launch software applications and navigate among them, refer to the following table:
Action
Access Programs screen
Access Settings screen
Launch Today screen
Launch Calendar
Launch Contacts
Launch Inbox
Launch Tasks
Launch Notes
Launch Word
Launch Excel
Launch Internet Explorer
Launch up to 10 user selected applications (refer to
“Hot-Key tab” section for more information)
Toggle among open and recently used programs.
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<LFn>–<C>
<LFn>–<V>
<LFn>–<Z>
<LFn>–<A>
<LFn>–<S>
<LFn>–<D>
<LFn>–<F>
<LFn>–<J>
<LFn>–<K>
<LFn>–<L>
<LFn>–<;>
<Alt>–<LFn>–<number>
<Alt>–<Tab> (Hold the Alt
key and hit the Tab key until
the program you want is
selected, then release keys
to make it active)
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Menu and Toolbar Navigation
You can access program menus, submenus, and toolbars with the Stowaway BT
keyboard using the following commands.
Action
To activate a program’s menu bar at the bottom of the
Pocket PC device screen and select a main menu item
use one of these 2 methods:
1. Press and release the <Alt> key, then use the arrow
keys to scroll left and right until the main menu item
you want is highlighted.
or
2. Press and hold the <Alt> key, then press the letter
key that corresponds to the first letter of the main
menu item (e.g. to access the Tools menu in Word,
hold the <Alt> key then press <T>).
To access a program’s submenu, first select a main
menu item and then navigate the submenu using the up
and down arrow keys.
Press the <Enter> key to choose the submenu item.
To access a program’s toolbar at the top of the Pocket
PC device screen:
1. Press and hold the <Ctrl> key and then press the
<Tab> key.
2. Use the left and right arrow keys to highlight the Tool
bar item you want.
3. Press <Enter> to select the highlighted tool bar item.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the
submenu item you want.
5. Press <Enter> to select the highlighted submenu
item.
Key command
<Alt>+<Ö> or <Alt>+<Õ>
<Alt>–first letter of main
menu item
<×> or <Ø>
<Enter>
<Ctrl>–<Tab>
<Õ> or <Ö>
<Enter>
<×> or <Ø>
<Enter>
Other Shortcuts
Several shortcuts below provide you additional flexibility when using the Stowaway BT
keyboard:
Action
Show/hide the Input Method Toolbar
Launch the keyboard control panel
Turns off the Pocket PC device.
NOTE: Pressing a keyboard key will not turn it back on.
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<LFn>–<Left Spacebar>
<LFn>–<Right Spacebar>
<LFn>–<Backspace>
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International and Extended Character Set
Character
Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý
á, é, í, ó, ú, ý
Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û
â, ê, î, ô, û
Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ
ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ
À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù
à, è, ì, ò, ù
Ã, Õ, Ñ
ã, õ, ñ
Å
å
Ç
ç
Ø
ø
Æ
æ
Œ
œ
ß
?
¿
!
¡
•
°
µ
¶
§
@
©
™
®
£
¥
₣
Description
Acute accent
Acute accent
Circumflex accent
Circumflex accent
Dieresis accent (umlaut)
Dieresis accent (umlaut)
Grave accent
Grave accent
Tilde accent
Tilde accent
Dot accent
Dot accent
Cedilla
Cedilla
Capital naught
Lower case naught
Æ
æ
Œ
œ
Beta
Question Mark
Inverted Question Mark
Exclamation
Inverted Exclamation
Bullet
Degree
Micro
Paragraph symbol
Section
At sign
Copyright
Trademark
Registered trademark
Pound (British)
Yen
Franc
Shortcut
<Ctrl>–<’>+<Shift>–<letter>
<Ctrl>–<’>+<letter>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<Y>+<Shift>–<letter>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<Y>+<letter>
<Ctrl>–<Shift>–<;>+<Shift>–<letter>
<Ctrl>–<Shift>–<;>+<letter>
<Ctrl>–<LFn>–<’>+<Shift>–<letter>
<Ctrl>–<LFn>–<’>+<letter>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<’>+<Shift>–<letter>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<’>+<letter>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<W>+<Shift>–<A>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<W>+<A>
<Ctrl>–<,>+<Shift>–<C>
<Ctrl>–<,>+<C>
<Ctrl>–</>+<Shift>–<O>
<Ctrl>–</>+<O>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<U>+<Shift>–<A>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<U>+<A>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<U>+<Shift>–<O>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<U>+<O>
<Ctrl>–<RFn>–<U>+<S>
<Shift>–<×>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<Shift>–<×>
<RFn>–<Q>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<RFn>–<Q>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<W>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<D>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<U>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<LFn>–</>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<S>
<RFn>–<W>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<C>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<T>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<R>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<P> or <RFn>–<;>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<Y> or <RFn>–<.>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<F>
₤
Lira
Euro
Cents
Dollar sign
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<L>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<E> or <RFn>–<,>
<Ctrl>–</>+<C>
<RFn>–<R>
€
¢
$
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Character
½
¾
¼
±
÷
#
%
^
&
*
(
)
{
}
~
|
\
`
[
]
Description
One-half
Three-quarter
One-quarter
Plus-Minus
Division
Number sign
Percent
Caret
Ampersand
Asterisk
Left parenthesis
Right parenthesis
Left curly bracket
Right curly bracket
Tilde
Vertical bar
Reverse solidus
Grave
Shortcut
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<LFn>–<W>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<LFn>–<E>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<LFn>–<R>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<Shift>–<=>
<Ctrl>–<Alt>–<->
<RFn>–<E>
<RFn>–<T>
<RFn>–<Y>
<RFn>–<U>
<RFn>–<I>
<RFn>–<O>
<RFn>–<P>
<RFn>–<->
<RFn>–<=>
<RFn>–<’>
<RFn>–</>
<LFn>–</>
<LFn>–<’>
Left square bracket
<LFn>–<->
Right square bracket
<LFn>–<=>
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My keyboard and handheld are in-range and powered on, why won’t they
reconnect after a key press?
If the initial connection is set up in Unsecured mode and the Bluetooth Accessibility is
set to Paired devices only, the keyboard will not automatically reconnect. One of these
parameters will need to be changed. Either reestablish the connection in Secure mode,
see Configuring the Keyboard to Your Pocket PC Device, or change the default settings
within the Bluetooth Settings under the Accessibility tab, see Reconnecting in
Unsecured Mode.
Q: What should I do when I type on the keyboard and nothing happens?
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Check that Pocket PC device’s batteries are charged.
Verify that keyboard has sufficient power to operate.
Check to make sure that the keyboard software is installed properly according to
the instructions.
Check the BT tab of the Keyboard Control Panel to make sure the Stowaway
BT keyboard is enabled.
Check the Config tab of the Keyboard Control Panel to make sure you’ve
selected the appropriate keyboard type. After tapping Enable, you should select
Bluetooth wireless keyboard.
Use the Keyboard Help icon to launch the help.
Q: I tried to turn off the Bluetooth radio and it automatically turned back on, what
should I do?
The Stowaway BT keyboard must be disabled before the Bluetooth radio can be turned
off. See the Disabling the Stowaway BT keyboard section for more information.
Q: What are the Serial and IR tabs of the Keyboard Control Panel for?
If you should ever select and setup the Connected serial keyboard or Infrared
wireless keyboard option on the Config tab of the Keyboard Control Panel, you will
see a Serial and/or IR tab added to the Keyboard Control Panel. Even if you change
back to Bluetooth wireless keyboard the Serial and/or IR tab will remain in the
Keyboard Control Panel. Serial keyboards use a physical connection versus a
wireless connection to a Pocket PC device. Only users of Stowaway keyboards that use
a physical connection will use the Serial tab. Infrared keyboards use an infrared line of
sight connection to a Pocket PC device. Only users of Stowaway Infrared Wireless
keyboards will use the IR Tab. Users of the Stowaway BT keyboard can ignore this
tab.
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Q: I received an error message saying the keyboard driver cannot find a
supported Bluetooth component, what should I do?
The current version of the keyboard driver supports Widcomm Bluetooth for Windows
CE (BTW-CE) version ≥1.4.x, Drakar (Socket) and Microsoft Bluetooth stacks. If you
have a different version, you may need to check for upgrades for either the Bluetooth
stack or for the keyboard driver. (To determine the version of the Bluetooth stack
installed on your Pocket PC device, locate the Bluetooth icon and tap it with the stylus
to open the application. Find the Bluetooth About tab and tap to open the associated
page. There you will find the version and build for the installed Bluetooth stack.)
Should the keyboard driver find more than one Bluetooth component on your Pocket PC
device (for example if you have Bluetooth built-in and a removable Bluetooth card), then
a dialog box will be displayed with a choice of available components. You will need to
choose the Bluetooth component that you wish to be used with the Bluetooth keyboard
and tap OK.
NOTE: Some Bluetooth components may not work with the keyboard. If you are not
able to connect to the keyboard, you may have to return to the Config page, tap Enable
again, select Bluetooth wireless keyboard, tap Setup, and then select another
Bluetooth component.
Q: My keyboard was connected and character input to Pocket PC device worked
fine, but after a certain idle period, it seems that the connection was lost.
Refer to the Reconnecting the Stowaway BT keyboard section.
Q: How do I uninstall the keyboard driver?
Select Start=>Settings=>System tab=>Remove Programs. Select Stowaway
Keyboard Driver from the list of applications then tap the Remove button.
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Legal Notices
Think Outside shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained
herein or for special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever in
connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material. The information in
this document is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty of any kind,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, and is subject to change without notice. The warranties for Think
Outside products are set forth in the express limited warranty statements accompanying
such products. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional
warranty. Think Outside assumes no responsibility for any loss or claims by third
parties, which may arise through the use of this software. Think Outside does not
warrant that the software will be error-free, nor that the software will run uninterrupted.
Think Outside assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion of
data as a result of malfunction, dead battery, or repairs. Be sure to make backup
copies of all important data on other media to protect against data loss. Information in
this document is subject to change without notice.
©2004 Think Outside, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of this document in any manner whatsoever without the written
permission of Think Outside, Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks
Dell and Axim are trademarks of Dell Inc. WIDCOMM and the WIDCOMM logo are
trademarks of WIDCOMM, Inc. Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks
owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to WIDCOMM, Inc. ActiveSync,
Windows Mobile, Windows and Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Think Outside and Stowaway are registered trademarks of Think Outside
Corporation. iPAQ is a registered trademark of Hewlett Packard Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may used in
this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their
products. No proprietary interest in other trademarks and trade names is claimed.
LICENSED SOFTWARE
© Copyright 2000 – 2004, WIDCOMM, Inc. (“WIDCOMM”). All rights reserved.
Warning: This software and accompanying documentation are protected by copyright
law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this software,
or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be
prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.
Use of this software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that
accompanies or is included with such software. Unless otherwise noted in the end user
license agreement, or herein, no part of the documentation accompanying this software,
whether provided in printed or electronic form may be reproduced in any form, or stored
in a database or retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or used
to make any derivative work (such as translation, transformation, or adaptation) without
the express, prior written consent of WIDCOMM.
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Obtaining warranty service
Customer must contact Think Outside within the applicable warranty period to obtain
warranty service authorization. Dated proof of original purchase will be required for
warranty service, repair, or replacement. Products or parts shipped by Customer to
Think Outside must be sent postage-paid and packaged appropriately for safe
shipment. Think Outside is not responsible for Customer products received without a
warranty service authorization and may be rejected. Repaired or replacement products
will be shipped to Customer at Think Outside’s expense. All products or parts that are
replaced become the property of Think Outside. The repair and replacement process for
products or parts in locations outside of the United States will vary depending on
Customer’s location.
Support@ThinkOutside.com
Think Outside
85 Saratoga Ave.
Suite 200
Santa Clara, CA 95051
USA
www.thinkoutside.com
Registering your product
To register your Stowaway keyboard product, please visit
www.thinkoutside.com/register and complete the online form.
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Important Battery Information
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Keep battery away from children.
Do not mix batteries of different types or old and new batteries.
Always replace old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly and recycle or dispose
of them properly. Before inserting new batteries, the battery compartment should
be cleaned. If fluid from the battery comes into contact with skin or clothes, flush
with water immediately.
Remove the batteries if the device will be inactive longer than a month.
Do not open, puncture or otherwise damage the batteries.
Do not use fire to dispose of batteries.
Released battery electrolyte is corrosive and can cause damage to the eyes and skin
and may be toxic if swallowed.
Comfortable Typing
Research suggests that physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles
may be related to repetitive motion, an improperly set up work area, incorrect body
posture, and poor work habits.
To reduce the risk of injury, follow these precautions:
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Stand, stretch, and move around several times every hour.
Every once in a while, work on a different task with your hands. Avoid repetitive
motions. Use shortcut keys to move efficiently and avoid repetitive, awkward
movement.
Type gently and lightly.
Relax your shoulders and keep your elbows at your sides. Adjust the keyboard
so that you don’t have to stretch to reach it.
Adjust your position so that you don’t have to bend your wrists to type; avoid
placing your wrists on a sharp edge.
If you feel discomfort of numbness in your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or back
while typing, get the advice of a qualified medical professional.
Important notes about Bluetooth® devices
The Stowaway Universal Bluetooth keyboard can emit radio frequency (RF) energy
whenever the green LED is flashing. Care should be taken when used around medical
devices or equipment. For specific information, consult with the product manufacturer or
your physician before use. To stop interference, close the keyboard or remove its
batteries.
The Stowaway Universal Bluetooth keyboard should not be used on any aircraft.
Before boarding an aircraft, close the keyboard to ensure there is no RF
transmission.
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Regulatory Notices
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is any signal or emission, radiated In free space or
conducted along power or signal leads, that endangers the functioning of radio
navigation or other safety service or seriously degrades, obstructs, or repeatedly
interrupts a licensed radio communication service. Radio communications services
include but are not limited to AM/FM commercial broadcast, television, cellular services,
radar, air-traffic control, pager, and Personal Communication Services (PCS). These
licensed services, along with unintentional radiators such as digital devices, including
computers, contribute to the electromagnetic environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility is the ability of items of electronic equipment to function
properly together in the electronic environment. While this keyboard has been designed
and determined to be compliant with regulatory agency limits for EMI, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference with radio communications services, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient the receiving antenna.
Relocate the keyboard with respect to the receiver.
Move the keyboard away from the receiver.
If necessary, consult an experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestions.
FCC Notices (U.S. Only)
Most Think Outside keyboards are classified by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) as Class B digital devices.
Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction manual, may case
interference with radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
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FCC Identification Information
The following information is provided on the device or devices covered in this document
in compliance with FCC regulations:
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Model number(s):
XTBT01
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Company name:
Think Outside, Inc.
85 Saratoga Ave. Suite 200
Santa Clara, California 95051 USA
(408) 551-4545
IC Notice (Canada Only)
Most Think Outside keyboards are classified by the Industry Canada (IC) InterferenceCausing Equipment Standard #3 (ICES-003) as Class B digital devices. To determine
which classification (Class A or B) applies to your keyboard, examine all registration
labels located on your keyboard. A statement in the form of "IC Class A ICES-003" or
"IC Class B ICES-003" will be located on one of these labels. Note that Industry Canada
regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Think
Outside could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This Class B (or Class A, if so indicated on the registration label) digital apparatus
meets the requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B (ou Classe A, si ainsi indiqué sur l’étiquette
d’enregistration) respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement suer le Materiel Brouilleur
du Canada.
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CE Notice (European Union)
Marking by the
symbol indicates compliance of this Stowaway keyboard to the
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and the Low Voltage Directive of the European
Union. Such marking is indicative that this Stowaway keyboard meets the following
technical standards:
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EN 5502 – “Information Technology Equipment – Radio Disturbance
Characteristics – Limits and Methods of Measurement.”
EN 55024 – “Information Technology Equipment - Immunity Characteristics Limits and Methods of Measurement.”
EN 60950 – “Safety of Information Technology Equipment.”
NOTE: EN 55022 emissions requirements provide for two classifications:
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Class A is for typical commercial areas.
Class B is for typical domestic areas.
This Think Outside device is classified for use in a typical Class B domestic
environment.
EN 55022 Compliance (Czech Republic Only)
This device belongs to Class B devices as described in EN 55022, unless it is
specifically stated that it is a Class A device on the specification label. The following
applies to devices in Class A of EN 55022 (radius of protection up to 30 meters). The
user of the device is obliged to take all steps necessary to remove sources of
interference to telecommunication or other devices.
Pokud není na typovém štitku počítače uvedeno, že spadá do třídy A podle EN
55022, spadá automaticky do třídy B podle EN 55022. Pro zařízení zařazená do
třídy A (ochranné pásmo 30m) podle EN 55022 platí následující. Dojde – li k rušení
tlekomunikačnich nebo jinych zařizení, je uživatel povinen provést taková
opatření, aby rušení odstranil.
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Europe – CE Declaration of Conformity
EN 301 489-1 (December 2001), EN 301 489-17 (December 2001), EN 300 328-1
(August 2002), EN 300 328-2 (August 2002), EN 60950 (January 2000)
English
Hereby, Think Outside, Inc. declares that this XTBT01 is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
French
Par la présente Think Outside, Inc. Déclare que l’appareil
XTBT01 est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux
autres dispositions perinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Par la présente, Think Outside, Inc. Déclare que ce XTBT01
est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui sont
applicables.
German
Hiermit erkält Think Outside, Inc., dass sich
dieser/diese/dieses XTBT01 in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten
Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet. (BMWi)
Hiermit erkält Think Outside, Inc. die Übereinstimmung des
Gerätes tastatur mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und
den anderen relevanten Festlegungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG. (Wien)
Italian
Con la presente Think Outside, Inc. Dichiara che questo
XTBT01 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre
disposizioni perteinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Spanish
Por medio de la presente Think Outside, Inc. Declara que el
XTBT01 cumple con los requisots esenciales y cualesquirea
otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva
1999/5/CE.
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Portuguese
Think Outside, Inc. Declara que este XTBT01 está conforme
com os requistos essenciais e outra disposições da Directiva
1999/5/EC.
Finnish
Think Outside, Inc. Vakuuttaa täten että XTBT01 tyyppinen
laite on direcktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä
koskevien directiiven muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Dutch
Hierbij verklaart Think Outside, Inc. Dat het toestel XTBT01
in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere
relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Swedish
Härmed intygar Think Outside, Inc. Att denna XTBT01 står I
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och
övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv
1999/5/EG.
Danish
Undertengnede Think Outside, Inc. Erklærer herved, at
følgende udstyr XTBT01 overholder de væsentlige krav og
øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Greek
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Think Outside, Inc. ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ
XTBT01 ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΕ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ
ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ
Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/E
France
Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum
authorized power indoors is:
10 mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz).
100 mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz (NOTE—Channels 10
through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz).
There are few possibilities for outdoor use: On private property or on the private
property of public persons, use is subject to a preliminary authorization procedure by
the Ministry of Defence, with maximum authorized power of 100 mW in the 2446.5–
2483.5 MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not permitted.
In the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:
Maximum authorized power indoors is 100 mW.
Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10 mW.
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Features and Technical Specifications Summary
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Small, foldaway design makes it easy to put in your pocket or briefcase.
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Simple connection compatibility with your Pocket PC device via Bluetooth.
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Full size QWERTY keyboard layout for optimum comfort while typing. Meets
ISO/IEC Specification 9995 for full-size keyboards.
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User-programmable shortcut keys for faster access to applications.
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On-screen menu and toolbar navigation via keyboard
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Does not draw power from your Pocket PC device.
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Rubber grip pads prevent keyboard from slipping while typing.
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Detachable device stand.
Dimensions Open:
Without stand
With stand
10.28”W x 0.59”H x 3.86”D (261mm x 15mm x 98mm)
10.28”W x 2.05”H x 6.97”D (261mm x 52mm x 177mm)
Dimensions Closed:
5.47”W x 0.79”H x 3.86”D (139mm x 20mm x 98mm)
Weight (including batteries):
6.42 ounces (182 grams)
Operating Temperature Range:
32° to 120°F (0° to 49°C)
Typical Battery Life:
Continuous Operation:
Typical usage:
Standby:
~120 hours
~3 months
~10000 hours
RF Technical specifications
RF output power: Class 2. Maximum output power is 2.5mW (4 dBm).
Protocol: Bluetooth specification v. 1.1 compliant. Bluetooth HID Profile v. 1.0 compliant.
Frequency range: 2.4 – 2.4835GHz
Type of Modulation: GFSK (Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying).
Signal Type: FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum).
©2004 Think Outside, Inc.
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