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Handheld Scientific BT-500 Bluetooth Adapter

Handheld Scientific BT-500 Bluetooth Adapter

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Great for traveling, the Handheld Scientific BT-500 bluetooth adapter allows you to connect your USB-equipped keyboard to your mobile device. Simply connect your keyboard to the adapter, pair your mobile device, and start typing Read More

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dannypov
12
Aug 25, 2020
Is there a way to update the firmware?
krlosnow
0
Mar 5, 2020
Do you have in your backlog the feature of connecting another USB devices than keyboards or mouses? I'm looking for a bluetooth adapter for my wired XBox 360 arcade stick, and it doesn't exist (yet). You'll be the first ones...
Ballistica
1
Oct 13, 2019
Whats it like for gaming on PC, any noticeable lag? I want to use it to make my keyboard wireless for couch gaming.
CountTwo
0
May 13, 2019
@handheldsci Hi, I bought your adapter and it doesn't work correctly for my keyboard. The keys get interpreted wrong (e.g. o-key instead of n-key). I have a k-type keyboard but the hardware-id doesn't match the one you have on your website (1C11:B04D)... I've tried everything including Factory Reset and command mode. What can I do to fix this problem? Note: I have the massdrop-x-input-club-k-type keyboard from massdrop: https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-input-club-k-type-mechanical-keyboard#overview I have included a picture of the hardware ID below:
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handheldsci
152
Dec 27, 2019
Input Club changed their USB Vendor ID. Before they used someone else's but now they have their own. Please write to us (support at handheldsci dot com, or use our web comment form) for a free replacement.
JakePetro
0
May 3, 2019
I have a question on if this would work for more a niche situation. The massdrop ctrl has a pretty high power draw for all of its LEDs, definitely drawing over the usb 2.0 standard, needing a 3.0 connection. Since this adapter wouldn't be able to pass through that much power, could this adapter work in the second usb port of the crtl? Without a little power brick plugged into it. So essentially the keyboard would be getting the power from my PC, and the bluetooth adapter would be plugged into the open usb port on the keyboard connecting to my laptop. Would that work or does the adapter need be a part of the chain where the keyboard is receiving its power?
BigBois
1
Apr 29, 2019
Quick question This comes with the chord that plugs into your keyboard too, right
handheldsci
152
May 3, 2019
No cable is included with BT-500. If the cable for your keyboard is detachable, it should come with the keyboard. Otherwise how would you use it?
larme
0
Apr 19, 2019
Does this works with vortex core? Thanks!
handheldsci
152
Apr 19, 2019
Tested to work with Vortex Pok3r. Have not tested with Core.
emson
36
Apr 19, 2019
got this product few weeks ago, bought from massdrop. with my qmk powered gh60 rev. C works very well, no issues, no lags. During upcomming holiday season I plan to test with my other boards and mouse. will back here soon and let you know guys.
LostInInaka
1
Apr 19, 2019
A long shot, but figured best place to ask. Any idea if this will work with a HHKB JIS layout using a hasu usb board? One of the reasons I didn't go with the hasu board with BT is that I often use several of the Japanese function keys that don't work with his BT board because of the chip being used. Hoping this adapter can get around that limitation...
handheldsci
152
Apr 19, 2019
We don't have a hasu controller so can't answer the question directly but can you put back the original HHKB controller which is tested to work the BT-500? If there is something that the hasu can do but not the BT-500 we will be happy to investigate and improve. The hasu usb controller costs $43 and the bluetooth version $85, a lot more than this product with much fewer (and hard-to-use) features.
LostInInaka
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Apr 19, 2019
The main reason for using the hasu is for the qmk compatibility, which allows me to make layers for various shortcuts (which I know your adapter has some programability), but also for compatibility with Win, OSX, and iOS keyboard layouts (specifically the iOS kb layout has to be programmed in as iOS cannot pick up non-Apple JIS keyboard layouts nor is it allowed in settings under external keyboard layout - for some strange reason). Now I figure as your adapter can run several QMK enabled boards, it should not be an issue, but I just figured I would check with you if anyone else had asked you about this before.
handheldsci
152
Apr 18, 2019
Must read: 25-page User Manual for all the cool features: USB bridging, USB/Bluetooth switching with shortcut, command line interface, powerful key mappings, macros, timers, layers, DIY schematic, etc. You can see how much effort we have put into this product.
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