[Gta04-owner] Keyboard for GTA04

Gerald A geraldablists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 14:56:01 CET 2012

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Martin Jansa <martin.jansa at gmail.com>wrote:

> I fully agree on this, I have bought smaller keyboard (with USB cable)
> for freerunner and I don't use it very much, because as you said it's
> not really usable e.g. while sitting in train and trying to balance
> phone + keyboard on your lap. So in trains I'm using n900 only and
> om-gta02 is sitting at home always connected to desktop (with real
> keyboard).

On this, I respectfully disagree. When I had my Neo in full flight, I often
used a Bluetooth keyboard to do longer sessions. For short sessions, I'd
use the stylus and the tiny onscreen keyboard.

I actually tried a variety of Bluetooth keyboards, and yes, balancing them
can be a pain, especially in a moving platform like a train. I found a good
way to situate things, with my backpack as a support for the Neo, and thus
only having to hang onto the keyboard on a subway train, which has lots of
motion. Is it ideal? No. Would having a cradle or some sort of attachment
been better? Probably, but it wasn't useless.

I wrote e-mails, reports, and diary entries in this way, and I liked it a
lot -- as the onscreen keyboard is handy but not functional. Now, if the
keyboard was big enough for me to do work, but also portable, that would be

I saw a smaller "Bluetooth" keyboard yesterday ... which is about the size
of an average phone. The keys were way too small for fingers, so I'm
guessing it is aimed at the "thumb" market, which might be a fit for some
but wouldn't help me.

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