View Full Version : Using a keyboard on the 360

02-07-07, 11:12 AM
I've been wanting a wireless keyboard for my 360 for a while now. It hasn't been a big deal living without one as you can respond to messages from your friends using www.xbox.com

Anyway, what I'd like to do is get a usb bluetooth adapter http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10072381&catid=19997
and a bluetooth keyboard like http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M9270LL/A

Simply because I don't want a keyboard/mouse combo, just the keyboard. As well bluetooth generally has a better range than the typical wireless keyboard setups.

Anyone tried such a thing? Other suggestions?

02-07-07, 06:33 PM
You'd need RF wireless (Decent Logitech board would have decent range). I think Bluetooth devices would need drivers installed as the 360 doesn't support Bluetooth natively.

If you want to use Bluetooth accessories. You'll need a PS3. :D

02-07-07, 06:46 PM
You'll have better luck with a GOOD RF device IMO. I have the logitech MX5000 setup and it suffers from bad lag when you use both the mouse and KB at the same time. What you are trying to do probably won't work because it would need drivers like crainger stated. The reason why my MX5000 works with the PS3 is because the dongle is special in that I can pair the KB and mouse directly to it, and it will be detected as a standard usb kb and mouse. The bluetooth on the PS3 doesn't allow you to sync anything directly, so you can't just sync a kb to it directly. (FYI)

If that dongle allows you to pair a device to it, then you might be able to do it. Otherwise I'm guessing it won't work.

My friend has the logitech MX3100 RF, and that has pretty good range and performance, and since the base uses usb, that should allow it to work fine. Only thing that stinks is it looks like they are replacing that model. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-MX3100-Cordless-Desktop-Laser/dp/B0007NIJBM

02-07-07, 08:34 PM
Hmm, RF wireless.. are there any good wireless RF keyboards giving 15" or so of range?

02-08-07, 08:18 AM
Hmm, RF wireless.. are there any good wireless RF keyboards giving 15" or so of range?
I'd say almost anything logitech should go that distance. I've been able to use MX1000 RF mouse practically anywhere in the house. When we tested a friends, he went down a floor and to the other side of the house, and it still worked.

I can't comment personally about MS stuff, but I usually hear they make pretty good stuff as well.