Bluetooth keyboard for ipod touch 4g???

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  1. jedisaga macrumors 6502

    jedisaga

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    All,

    I just purchased the ipod touch on Saturday. I went from a 2g ipod touch to the latest one (4g). I have to say, despite all the complaints folks have had in the forum, I think it's awesome! Still learning new things about it every day lol...

    Question, I remember back when the 3g model was released that it gave the functionality of using a bluetooth device such as a keyboard. Is this true or is the bluetooth functionality only for headphones?

    Let me know...

    jstwondrng
     
  2. Pelesit macrumors newbie

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    True, works

    Get an apple keyboard with bluetooth
     
  3. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! That is cool to hear... Actually, I already have a mac wireless bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Can't wait to try it out!
     
  4. Brradley macrumors member

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    You can't use the mouse though.
     
  5. battlekid macrumors regular

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    The very old models don't work though. Only the newer keyboards do :(
     
  6. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually I have the latest bluetooth keyboard Apple released so I think I'll be ok... I'll check it out after work tonight :)
     
  7. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    I can confirm that my iPod works fine with the apple wireless keyboard.
     
  8. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    You can also hook it to a VGA monitor or HDTV at 1024x768.
    (only ipod touch 4G, iphone 4 and ipad)
     
  9. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    gianly1985, how do you accomplish this? Wouldn't you need a special cable or HDMI cord to get this to work?
     
  10. fswmacguy macrumors 6502

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    I own the Apple Wireless Bluetooth keyboard as well as the iPod touch 4G.

    I can say that it works flawlessly.

    Even the brightness / play, pause, next, previous / volume buttons work. :)
     
  11. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is awesome! I'll have to try that out tonight! I did, however, notice the ipod and mac mini were fighting over which device has rights to using the keyboard. The ipod won lol
     
  12. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    You need this:

    http://store.apple.com/it/product/MC552ZM/A

    then a VGA cable:

    http://www.google.it/images?hl=it&q=vga+cable&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1440&bih=735

    If you're rich, you can also ADD this:

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/19/atlonas-vga-to-hdmi-adapter-ditches-the-brick-does-1080p-on-us/

    in order to get an HDMI signal, in case your HDTV/Display doesn't sport a VGA input. But that should NOT be the case, as most HDTVs nowadays have a so-called "PC input", that is nothing more than a VGA port.

    But if you want HDMI, you'll need the pricey Atlona converter.

    There's no DIRECT way to output HDMI, unlike on other handheld devices like the Nokia N8.
     
  13. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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