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moderated bluetooth keyboard question


Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Tony Malykh
 

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Loy
 

Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Glenn / Lenny
 

Something to consider as well, find out the actual measurements before purchasing.
My wireless Logitech keyboard, not bluetooth, measures about 18 inches left to right and almost 8 inches front to back.
If it is an inch or two smaller, it may not have the key separation you want.
This is an older one, but the F-keys are separated into groups of four, it is exactly like a regular desktop keyboard.
In fact, I think I will look into a bluetooth transmitter that I could plug into an old desktop computer to turn one of those into a bluetooth keyboard.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Richard Turner
 

Check out the Logitech K780.
 someone else who I thin; is on this list, likes that one quite a bit, but I do not know about the keys separation.




Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

On Jul 27, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:


Something to consider as well, find out the actual measurements before purchasing.
My wireless Logitech keyboard, not bluetooth, measures about 18 inches left to right and almost 8 inches front to back.
If it is an inch or two smaller, it may not have the key separation you want.
This is an older one, but the F-keys are separated into groups of four, it is exactly like a regular desktop keyboard.
In fact, I think I will look into a bluetooth transmitter that I could plug into an old desktop computer to turn one of those into a bluetooth keyboard.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


JOHN RIEHL
 

The key separation is excellent.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

Check out the Logitech K780.

 someone else who I thin; is on this list, likes that one quite a bit, but I do not know about the keys separation.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



On Jul 27, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:



Something to consider as well, find out the actual measurements before purchasing.

My wireless Logitech keyboard, not bluetooth, measures about 18 inches left to right and almost 8 inches front to back.

If it is an inch or two smaller, it may not have the key separation you want.

This is an older one, but the F-keys are separated into groups of four, it is exactly like a regular desktop keyboard.

In fact, I think I will look into a bluetooth transmitter that I could plug into an old desktop computer to turn one of those into a bluetooth keyboard.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:50 AM

Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM

Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Loy
 


I have the logitech K780. I do not like it for the key layout. It has round keys instead of the normal square ones. The function keys do not have the typical space after each group of 4. The arrow keys are small and below the shift key. There is not the typical  6 pack   keys. It is well made, very heavy and made with a groove at the top to put a tablet or phone. It does work with three devices, computer, phone and tablet.   I would like to sell it.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

Check out the Logitech K780.
 someone else who I thin; is on this list, likes that one quite a bit, but I do not know about the keys separation.




Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

On Jul 27, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:


Something to consider as well, find out the actual measurements before purchasing.
My wireless Logitech keyboard, not bluetooth, measures about 18 inches left to right and almost 8 inches front to back.
If it is an inch or two smaller, it may not have the key separation you want.
This is an older one, but the F-keys are separated into groups of four, it is exactly like a regular desktop keyboard.
In fact, I think I will look into a bluetooth transmitter that I could plug into an old desktop computer to turn one of those into a bluetooth keyboard.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Marty Hutchings
 

Wow, I was thinking of getting this keyboard.  Those things do not get mentioned in any of the product descriptions on Amazon and such.  You only discover them when you unbox and by then, you are let down as it was not quite what you had in mind after having it built up in your mind.  Round keys, who would have thought?
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 

From: Loy
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Bluetooth keyboard question
 
I have the logitech K780. I do not like it for the key layout. It has round keys instead of the normal square ones. The function keys do not have the typical space after each group of 4. The arrow keys are small and below the shift key. There is not the typical  6 pack   keys. It is well made, very heavy and made with a groove at the top to put a tablet or phone. It does work with three devices, computer, phone and tablet.   I would like to sell it.
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question
 
Check out the Logitech K780.
someone else who I thin; is on this list, likes that one quite a bit, but I do not know about the keys separation.
 
 


Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

On Jul 27, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:


Something to consider as well, find out the actual measurements before purchasing.
My wireless Logitech keyboard, not bluetooth, measures about 18 inches left to right and almost 8 inches front to back.
If it is an inch or two smaller, it may not have the key separation you want.
This is an older one, but the F-keys are separated into groups of four, it is exactly like a regular desktop keyboard.
In fact, I think I will look into a bluetooth transmitter that I could plug into an old desktop computer to turn one of those into a bluetooth keyboard.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question
 
Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question
 

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


Richard Turner
 

Well, I have the Logitech K480 which has the same keys.

Yes, the corners are rounded, but the portion your finger is on is almost exactly the same size as a standard USB keyboard; like the one I am typing on now.

In fact, if they are any smaller, I cannot tell.

 

Personally, without trying it, no one can know if it works for them.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

Wow, I was thinking of getting this keyboard.  Those things do not get mentioned in any of the product descriptions on Amazon and such.  You only discover them when you unbox and by then, you are let down as it was not quite what you had in mind after having it built up in your mind.  Round keys, who would have thought?

 

Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020

 

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:31 PM

Subject: Re: Bluetooth keyboard question

 

I have the logitech K780. I do not like it for the key layout. It has round keys instead of the normal square ones. The function keys do not have the typical space after each group of 4. The arrow keys are small and below the shift key. There is not the typical  6 pack   keys. It is well made, very heavy and made with a groove at the top to put a tablet or phone. It does work with three devices, computer, phone and tablet.   I would like to sell it.

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11 PM

Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

Check out the Logitech K780.

someone else who I thin; is on this list, likes that one quite a bit, but I do not know about the keys separation.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



On Jul 27, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:



Something to consider as well, find out the actual measurements before purchasing.

My wireless Logitech keyboard, not bluetooth, measures about 18 inches left to right and almost 8 inches front to back.

If it is an inch or two smaller, it may not have the key separation you want.

This is an older one, but the F-keys are separated into groups of four, it is exactly like a regular desktop keyboard.

In fact, I think I will look into a bluetooth transmitter that I could plug into an old desktop computer to turn one of those into a bluetooth keyboard.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 11:50 AM

Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

Logitech K270 is a great wireless keyboard. It is a standard keyboard except it does not have a windows key on the right side. About $20 on Amazon.

----- Original Message -----

From: Tony Malykh

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:42 PM

Subject: Re: bluetooth keyboard question

 

I assume you are talking about wireless keyboards, not necessarily bluetooth ones, since I believe there are very few choices for the actual bluetooth PC keyboards. If htis is the case, I can recommend my keyboard, it almost fits your requirements: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050. Function keys are not separated into groups of four, but what I've done is I put sticky dots on the function keys to make them into groups of four. I put bigger dots on F2 and F3, and I put smaller ones on F1 and F4, so that I can feel the whole group of 4 as a single block of keys.
HTH

--Tony

On 7/22/2020 1:14 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Hello. Does there exist a Bluetooth keyboard with function keys separated in groups of four, a numeric keypad and a context menu key?  In other words, with the functionality and appearance of a good old standard Windows keyboard?


David Diamond
 

Amazon has a 30 day return policy which I have taken advantage of at times.  It’s interesting because I like the round keys on the K780. I guess it just boils down to preference.  My finger tips are round so they fit nicely on the keys.