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Compatible Multi-Media Keyboards that work with LiveDock & Arc S

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Compatible Multi-Media Keyboards that work with LiveDock & Arc S

I've just bought a LiveDock and a Trust multimedia keyboard (model 15035-02, picture below) with a trackball mouse built-in to go with my new Arc S phone.  When you plug the USB dongle for the keyboard into the LiveDock, it sees it and comes up on the TV screen, but no cursor appears and no keys function on the keyboard.  I can't take the keyboard back because I will get charged a 20% restocking fee, but don't fancy buying any more, just to find they aren't compatible.

Is there a list of compatible multi-media keyboards that work with the LiveDock?  I bought the phone and the LiveDock primerily to use it next to the TV for odd browsing and would love a combined Keyboard and mouse to make it easier.

Could it be I've not configured something right?  Is there a menu I've missed?

http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/tr/trust-xperttouch-wireless-media-center-keyboard-kb-2950-uk.jpg

Cheers

Steve

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Re: Compatible Multi-Media Keyboards that work with LiveDock & Arc S

It's unlikely I'll be able to test the same model of keyboard, but I'll see if I can find something comparable.

I've seen it work with a Standard wireless mouse/keyboard combo.

There is no list of proven hardware. In the end it may simply be a "random" compatibility issue.

I'll get back to you regardless with whatever I can find.

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Re: Compatible Multi-Media Keyboards that work with LiveDock & Arc S

Thanks Jeff for getting back to me.

I have found a great wireless multi-media keyboard to use, it's the Logitech K400 (picture below).  it's only 35cm long and 14cm deep.  It works 100% and is a combined keyboard touchpad, so really good for surfing in the living room with your LiveDock.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRbbPbAEBvi2ePFm6J4EzLv4ohxs5YC3s_UbFo4gMqvDfnTIvFYFPREQYtW

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr10/StockportSteve/130_0501a.jpg

Sorry for the dark picture, but as you'll see from the photo it was quite late. Winking Face

Hope this helps anyone that had a similar problem to what I had.

Cheers

Steve

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Re: Compatible Multi-Media Keyboards that work with LiveDock & Arc S

Hi Steve,

I am faceing the same issue with the microsoft wireless optical desktop receiver 2.1...!

seems that the incompatible devices are more than one!

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Re: Compatible Multi-Media Keyboards that work with LiveDock & Arc S

Hi antonisk,

As I mentioned above, the Logitech K400 is superb for the job if you can purchase one.  It is light and really easy to use with the phone and LiveDock.

I think Sony Ericsson should be more specific on the website about what works with their LiveDock.  It should give at least a few compatible keyboards in the description and not just wait for people to buy the product and then spend time and money finding what will work with it.

They make great costly videos showing the customer that the LiveDock can be connected to a keyboard, mouse and games controller, but don't tell us which ones to go out and buy, if you want to take up this option. 

I would have thought with these options being the main reason why the LiveDock was manufactured, that they would have spent a little time finding which devices actually work with it and not just waiting for people like myself to have to trawl the internet and worst still buy products that aren't compatible.