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Which bluetooth keyboards work with the Fire?

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 11:46:44 AM PDT
Totally TOTALLY with you on that, it's just that I tried a local keyboard and had the exact same issue as the person with the Amazon branded one. I'll find out tomorrow if it repeats with a new one. It feels that it's the Fire that may be buggy adapting to a bluetooth keyboard, but I'm gonna try a few more to find out. I've had other android tablets and just really love Kindle and want to make it work.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 2:45:13 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Hehe, a keyboard that stutters....

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 5:13:19 PM PDT
Norwenna says:
I wish the Fire would support Swype (or vice-versa). I use it on my Android phone and like it.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 5:50:05 PM PDT
jsh1120 says:

Started another thread for testing and impressions of various bluetooth keyboards. Thought it might be useful to have information from various people on a single thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 5:53:26 PM PDT
jsh1120 says:

After some more testing with the Microsoft 6000 portable keyboard I didn't encounter the same problem with lagging and repetition I'd encountered the first time around. And I found the Apple Wireless Keyboard to work flawlessly, as well.

I have a suspicion that the problems may have to do with less than optimal bluetooth communication. If so, "forgetting" and "re-pairing" a keyboard may help. In any event, as noted in the post above, it would be useful to collect various experiences with the different keyboards available.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 3:14:08 PM PDT
Got the Amazon Basics AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard with Mini Travel Stand for Kindle Fire HD 8.9-Inch, Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch, and Other Android Devices (Black) keyboard today and here's what I discovered. Firstly, it works worlds better than the little Logitech I took back to the store. But I was having the same difficulty with multiples of letters and spaces. Every few words. I found that if I turn off the wireless, the problem disappears and the keyboard works like a charm. Since I'm typing into an app I don't need to be online, so it will work for me. When I use the keyboard for an internet search, it doesn't seem quite as finicky and prone to multi-letter me, but then I'm also typing less text. Won't be as useful for email, but just fine for my text and writing apps. Seems like a well built keyboard and comes with a great little tablet stand.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 8:05:23 PM PDT
I've had a problem with keyboard keys repeating on my Amazon Basics bluetooth keyboard paired with my Kindle Fire HD. I found, however, if I turn the wifi off, the bluetooth keyboard works great.

I did some research and found out other tablets often times have similar issues. The problem is normally with the Bluetooth stack. If that's the case with this, we just need to wait for Amazon to release a patch for the Kindle Fire HD to fix this.

I downloaded 1Mobile Market and installed PdaNet Tablet through that. And then I have FoxFi on my phone which lets me do Bluetooth tethering. So this allows me to be on the internet while using the Bluetooth keyboard with no problems. The only downside is your Amazon appstore, cloud, and Silk web browser will not work without the wireless, so you need to download an alternate browser (chrome, firefox, etc) also available in the 1Mobile Market.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 1:47:40 PM PDT
I got my keyboard after searching google and finding it has some things to look for when picking one and some other info too, mine works fine!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 4:52:37 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
The ones that say "works with Kindle Fire" on the product description page or on the box. Conversely, if it doesn't say it works with Kindle Fire, it probably doesn't. Reading of product description is required.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 11:39:03 AM PDT
I love my keyboard for my KFHD, soo much easier than using the on screen keyboard.i picked it out after seeing the articles on they have pros and cons and have some suggestions too. I found it on google..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 11:43:52 AM PDT
I should note that since the most recent update for the Kindle Fire HD, I no longer have the repeating key issue while connected to wifi, with the very rare exception of maybe a period of inactivity on the keyboard. Those times that I do have the problem, it doesn't last nearly as long. I'm very happy now.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 10:57:25 AM PST
awm says:
Can you use a bluetooth keyboard with the Kindle Fire (NOT HD)?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 11:02:37 AM PST
New Girl says:
The orginal Kindle Fire and the 2nd Gen Fire do not have bluetooth so, no it will not work. All HD versions have bluetooth.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 11:04:54 AM PST
awm says:
DARN, but thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 11:41:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 11:44:59 AM PST
Most bluetooth keyboards will work. I bought myself a Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard. The cover doubles as a nice "rubbery" stand and will also automatically shut the keyboard off. There's very little lag or other annoyances (I like that it's small since I wear women's XS gloves). I'm really loving it so far. It's a little on the expensive side though.

So far I've heard that the Apple keyboard and other Microsoft BT keyboards definitely work well, and I've also seen people using other, cheaper brands (Logitech, etc.) but not all of them seem to work well.

If the model is a lot older, or does not advertise that it works on multiple operating systems, or designed for an older version of Android, there's a chance it won't. But really, it's unlikely, because the current version of Android is much more BT-device friendly than the older ones.

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 9:48:11 PM PDT
What is BT keyboard!??!?!!?!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2013 10:18:04 PM PDT
@Biglebowski: A BlueTooth keyboard that can connect to the Fire HD models.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2013 4:35:39 PM PDT
I. Palmer says:
I have a belkin and I love it. The keys are very responsive and allow the fast typer to excell.

Posted on May 6, 2013 7:44:38 AM PDT
I'm using the Belkin case/keyboard. works in my lap (sort of). Bought at best buy store.
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