10-02-2015 05:48 PM
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  1. coip's Avatar
    I'm going to buy a new keyboard for my notebook, but I also thought it would be nice to get one that could connect to the Xbox One too (not for gaming, but for text input on IE, Bing, Skype, etc.). I know that they haven't officially announced any keyboard support yet (although Major Nelson hinted that it is possible), but given that the Xbox 360 has keyboard support with their Arc wireless keyboard, I'd be surprised if the Xbox One didn't as well.

    That said, I was hoping to get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard for my notebook since it has a paucity of USB ports (unless there is some advantage to using a USB wireless keyboard over Bluetooth that I don't know about?), but does the Xbox One have Bluetooth? I couldn't find it listed in the specs, but I figured they would because people like to use Bluetooth headsets. If not, what about using Bluetooth via a Bluetooth USB dongle (even then, though, the console itself would have to have Bluetooth compatibility, wouldn't it? I don't really know how Bluetooth works)?
    10-20-2013 07:26 PM
  2. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    The console does not support Bluetooth. Right now, the only keyboards that would work are standard wired USB keyboards. I'm not sure if wireless keyboards with an RF USB dongle worked on Xbox 360 (Logitech wireless usb receiver for keyboards and mice), but if it did, then it should work with Xbox One too.


    Smartglass is your other option for keyboard functionality.
    10-22-2013 09:26 AM
  3. coip's Avatar
    The console does not support Bluetooth. Right now, the only keyboards that would work are standard wired USB keyboards. I'm not sure if wireless keyboards with an RF USB dongle worked on Xbox 360 (Logitech wireless usb receiver for keyboards and mice), but if it did, then it should work with Xbox One too.


    Smartglass is your other option for keyboard functionality.
    Ah, good call about Smart Glass. I can just use my Surface RT then with Type Cover running Smart Glass for Xbox One!
    10-22-2013 02:20 PM
  4. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    So we know that SmartGlass will accept physical keyboard input?
    10-22-2013 04:26 PM
  5. MobileVortex's Avatar
    As it currently works i can plug a USB keyboard into my surface, launch smartglass, and input into the xbox (send message/redeem code) via my keyboard.
    10-22-2013 04:28 PM
  6. Polychrome's Avatar
    The console does not support Bluetooth. Right now, the only keyboards that would work are standard wired USB keyboards. I'm not sure if wireless keyboards with an RF USB dongle worked on Xbox 360 (Logitech wireless usb receiver for keyboards and mice), but if it did, then it should work with Xbox One too.


    Smartglass is your other option for keyboard functionality.
    Wireless keyboards work and I've tested it. The computer doesn't see any difference between the wireless and wired.
    10-22-2013 06:14 PM
  7. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I don't know why don't add Bluetooth.. EPIC Fail
    10-31-2013 09:08 PM
  8. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Except it isn't an epic fail. They have wi-fi direct.
    10-31-2013 10:41 PM
  9. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    How does WiFi direct fix a peripheral issue? Are WiFi mice and keyboards sold?
    10-31-2013 11:15 PM
  10. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    It doesn't fix the peripheral issue. I just believe it isn't an epic fail. It would be interesting to see if they would make WiFi direct peripherals. But I doubt it. I would actually like to have Bluetooth so I could at least connect a wireless headset more easily.
    11-01-2013 12:28 AM
  11. FearL0rd's Avatar
    How does WiFi direct fix a peripheral issue? Are WiFi mice and keyboards sold?
    Nopz!!!! :( Fail
    11-01-2013 12:39 AM
  12. FearL0rd's Avatar
    It doesn't fix the peripheral issue. I just believe it isn't an epic fail. It would be interesting to see if they would make WiFi direct peripherals. But I doubt it. I would actually like to have Bluetooth so I could at least connect a wireless headset more easily.
    Almost 2014 and no Bluetooth is FAIL
    11-01-2013 12:40 AM
  13. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Almost 2014 and no Bluetooth is FAIL
    WHY? When has Bluetooth ever been legitimately useful for gaming purposes? I don't ever hear about Turtle Beach or Triton headsets being Bluetooth accessories, so I don't get why it's really even useful.
    11-01-2013 01:18 AM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    The only thing I hate more than somebody who says "FAIL" or "EPIC FAIL" are human beings that wear tails on a daily basis... and I have killed six of them. You are not far behind.
    BallisticSaint0 likes this.
    11-01-2013 01:23 AM
  15. FearL0rd's Avatar
    WHY? When has Bluetooth ever been legitimately useful for gaming purposes? I don't ever hear about Turtle Beach or Triton headsets being Bluetooth accessories, so I don't get why it's really even useful.
    The reason that they din't make it Bluetooth is the 360 and we pay premium because they dint use it...
    11-01-2013 01:23 AM
  16. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    The only thing I hate more than somebody who says "FAIL" or "EPIC FAIL" are human beings that wear tails on a daily basis... and I have killed six of them
    I just died from laughing haha
    11-01-2013 08:32 AM
  17. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I don't understand either of the two comments above Robert's. I'm not sure what's happening anymore, but someone might be getting murdered soon, and that someone is talking nonsense, based on those two comments.
    11-01-2013 12:09 PM
  18. FearL0rd's Avatar
    The only thing I hate more than somebody who says "FAIL" or "EPIC FAIL" are human beings that wear tails on a daily basis... and I have killed six of them. You are not far behind.
    Grow first before u talk
    11-01-2013 12:50 PM
  19. FearL0rd's Avatar
    XBOX ONE is not only a videogame anymore... With Bluetooth we could connect a lot of devices like keyboard and mouse.
    11-01-2013 01:02 PM
  20. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    XBOX ONE is not only a videogame anymore... With Bluetooth we could connect a lot of devices like keyboard and mouse.
    That's what the USB is for.
    11-01-2013 01:28 PM
  21. gsquared's Avatar
    Grow first before u talk
    Ahh,

    FearLords comeback = EPIC FAIL

    Too bad..
    berty6294 likes this.
    11-01-2013 01:40 PM
  22. Curtieson's Avatar
    XBOX ONE is not only a videogame anymore... With Bluetooth we could connect a lot of devices like keyboard and mouse.
    being a video game console and an entertainment console are not mutually exclusive.

    You know what allows you to connect even more devices than Bluetooth? USB.
    Robert Carpenter likes this.
    11-01-2013 02:51 PM
  23. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    being a video game console and an entertainment console are not mutually exclusive.

    You know what allows you to connect even more devices than Bluetooth? USB.
    Well, until you use a console with a 3-port limit. The Logitech solution (multiple connections to one USB accessory) seems the only real route here though. However, the main thing here is the clamor for mouse and keyboard is stupid. The OS is Kinect- and controller-optimized. You don't have a mouse pointer on the Xbox. A keyboard can help for searching on IE or something, but that's something SmartGlass can help resolve (unless you're terrible at typing on touchscreens, like I am). Ultimately, if you're mad about wanting mouse and keyboard support, there's this mufti-purpose product to handle that already, and it's called a computer. This is a moronic thing to really worry about, because these are consoles, not gaming PCs.
    11-01-2013 03:50 PM
  24. smoledman's Avatar
    Will any Logitech wireless keyboard work with the unifying receiver?
    12-03-2013 02:05 AM
  25. berty6294's Avatar
    Will any Logitech wireless keyboard work with the unifying receiver?
    I can try when I get home. I'd suggest SmartGlass though. Still, I'll try it...
    12-03-2013 11:36 AM
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