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kingwong
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Jan 13, 2019
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I think if this product had a battery built in it would be much improved, instead of having to carry a battery pack you could just plug right to your keyboard
Jan 13, 2019
handheldsci
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Jan 13, 2019
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This question has been asked quite a few times. Our previous version of the adapter, BT-400, does have a battery inside. The problem is that this battery also needs to supply current to the keyboard which takes a very wide range of power (think about LED back-lit keyboards). A fixed-capacity battery does not fit all different use scenarios. So we opt not to include a battery in this new version, and let users select a battery bank of their choice if they need portability, or plug the adapter into a USB wall adapter.
Jan 13, 2019
kingwong
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Jan 15, 2019
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What if you used a rather large battery enclosed with the Bluetooth? Something large enough for worst case scenario power users
Jan 15, 2019
handheldsci
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Jan 15, 2019
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Then you would end up with a much bulkier and more expensive product. Also it is hard to do USB-USB bridging with that large form factor (which we believe is a super useful feature). Again, not having a built-in battery is not a show stopper. You can use a battery bank. It is just a bit less convenient, but you have the flexibility to choose a battery bank of the right shape and capacity.
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Jan 15, 2019
kingwong
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Jan 15, 2019
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Ok then that’s pretty understandable. Thank you for replying to my comments, I am glad to see a developer supporting their work so much
Jan 15, 2019
kingwong
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Jan 15, 2019
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Also is the bluetooth adapter that you’re selling on your website the same as this one on Massdrop? I would like to just by one now and not have to wait two months for it to arrive.
Jan 15, 2019
handheldsci
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Jan 16, 2019
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Yes the adapter is exactly the same. The packaging could be different especially to international buyers so as to reduce shipping cost.
Jan 16, 2019
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