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ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II

#1 Post by feklee » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 pm

At the moment, I am using the old ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint together with a classic dome TrackPoint cap. This keyboard is full of bugs and overall pretty awful. Until I finish building my own Bluetooth keyboard, based on an X41 keyboard, I am thinking about getting a ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II.

Before I order, I have a few questions about the ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II:
  • Does it use the same TrackPoint caps as the first version? (same footprint as classic dome)
  • Is Bluetooth connectivity stable? (terrible with the old version)
  • Can the middle TrackPoint button be configured to be used as a plain middle mouse button? (doesn’t work in the old version, can only scroll)
  • Can TrackPoint sensitivity be properly configured? (in the old version only acceleration can be changed)
  • Is negative inertia supported? (doesn’t work in the old version)
  • Are the feet robust? (easily broke off in the old version)

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Re: ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57 am

For a KB I would never trust Bluetooth.
Get a wireless USB version instead.

See also this: viewtopic.php?p=826209#p826209
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Re: ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:10 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57 am
For a KB I would never trust Bluetooth.
Get a wireless USB version instead.

See also this: viewtopic.php?p=826209#p826209
Based on this review it seems that is can switch between Bluetooth and wireless USB.
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Re: ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II

#4 Post by Utwig » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:26 pm

Bluetooth has uses for non-pc devices.

I ordered Tex Shinobi, anyone else got one?

Someone had problems with Trackpoint II scrolling on Linux. I was looking for exotic Trackpoint II layout and it's nowhere to be found.
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