Using bluetooth keyboards on honeycomb, Need some input

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  1. Blwnv8

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    I'm looking for some user input from people that are using a bluetooth keyboard on a tablet running honeycomb. I got a toshiba thrive last week and I've tried a wireless mouse/keyboard combo by plugging in the usb adapter for it into my thrives full size usb port. I worked immediately, no drivers or fuss. Well I plugged it in to my hdtv with the hdmi cable and I really like it. My only problem is that I don't have a home key or anything like that. I have no way to exit any programs unless it has a exit or close in the menu. One example is dolphin browser, I can hit exit but I will lose any open pages. I was looking at buying this logitec keyboard w/touch pad. Amazon.com: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad (920-003070): Electronics It looks like it might work, it does have a home button on the top. But I'd prob still have to use a usb dongle plugged into the thrive cause it doesn't seem to be bluetooth. Here is another option but I'd rather have a bigger keyboard. Amazon.com: RII Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard - Compatible with Apple iPad PC and Mac , Built-in Touchpad Mouse, Backlit Display and Laser Pointer: Electronics Whatever I get I really want a keyboard with a touchpad built in. My goal is to be able to use it with my hdtvs across the room so I don't have to get up and touch the tablet. Let me know what you've used and what you think about it. Thanks
     
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    I cant exactly help, but that sure sounds like a cool setup!
     
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    I know this is an old post, but it doesn't appear you ever got your questions answered. I have a Droid Razr Maxx running the latest version of ICS. I am using it with the Logitech Notebook Bluetooth Keyboard (Amazon.com: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android 3.0+ (920-003390): Electronics). I also have a Motorola Bluetooth Mouse. I was having trouble figuring out how to hit the "Home" button with the mouse, and finally realized you just can't. The keyboard has a Home, Menu, Back and Search button on it, and they all work as if you pushed the corresponding button on your phone. Hope this helps.
     
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    I've tried lots of keyboards and like you wanted to have the touch pad attached but the best touchpad I found is the Apple touchpad strangely enough. it does pinch to zoom on maps for example whereas no other touchpad I found does. and having a separate touchpad allows you a much greater choice of Bluetooth keyboards.
     
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    oh and there's also on Amazon a calculator / 10 key /trackball combination but its wired so you would have to plug that into the USB converter but it is kind of a cool option
     

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