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Written by Olin Coles   
Saturday, 15 January 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
VisionTek CandyBoard Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
Closer Look: VisionTek CandyBoard
VisionTek 900335 Detailed Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: VisionTek CandyBoard

The VisionTek CandyBoard 900335 Bluetooth mini keyboard is the answer to many different problems. If you have a tablet device, the VisionTek Candyboard wirelessly connects to offer added input functionality. Smartphone users can discover the Candyboard with little effort, and use the touchpad to make portable games more enjoyable. Even if you're looking to put the 'mini' back into your media center keyboard, the VisionTek CandyBoard delivers a diminutive QWERTY keypad with integrated mouse functionality.


Measuring only 5.8" wide by 2.25" tall and only 0.25" thick, the VisionTek CandyBoard is approximately the size as a modern smart phone (minus touchpad). Since the VisionTek 900335 model weighs only 3.67 ounces (104 grams), it's really a spot-on match in terms of comparison. The CandyBoard is comprised of five different features: keyboard, touchpad, laser pointer, gamepad, and media center remote control.


Featuring 62 keys and a standard QWERTY layout, the CandyBoard takes a miniature approach to full-size keyboards while managing to deliver added functionality for media centers or Bluetooth 2.0 connected devices. The standard letter, number, punctuation, and function keys are present, but the CandyBoard then adds media controls such as sound level and playback options. The touchpad can be used in horizontal or vertical position, and rotates by pressing 'Fn + Alt' keys.


The backside of the CandyBoard reveals the presence of a red laser pointer (left side of image above), and an embedded Bluetooth 2.0 USB button receiver (top-left in image above). In our next section we give this VisionTek mini-keyboard a detailed look and explain the features it delivers.



# thanks!eric 2011-01-17 10:42
this is great to know! i was wondering about this device, but wasn't sure if it was worth it!
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# Switching between multiple devices?IM0001 2011-01-18 16:14
I may have glanced over this in you review but when using the keyboard with multiple devices, can you switch between which device it was controlling at a time easily or did you have to manually connect/disconnect when switching devices?
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# RE: Switching between multiple devices?Olin Coles 2011-01-18 16:22
In my situation none of the devices are on at the same time; it's either the PS3, HTPC, notebook, or something else.
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# Pairs with iPhone 4 but can't "send" textsNoogies 2011-04-21 20:34
The Candyboard Keyboard pairs easily with an iPhone 4, and makes entering text easy, but you need to use the "Send" button on the iPhone to transmit your SMS message. The enter key acted as a "new line" key only.
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# Works with Android 2.2+Marc schlenker 2011-10-26 00:32
I use mine with my Motorola Atrix, PS3 and Laptop.
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# Great conceptRich 2011-11-26 18:33
I had a Lenovo N5901 but the mouse buttons weren't the greatest so decided to get this one. Works great when it does work seems to get locked up. I am using it with a win7 running XBMC. Don't know if it is just mine or what.
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# pairing codeJudy1686 2011-11-27 08:10
I can't figure out the pairing code to use. I got it paired beautifully with my Playbook, but can't seem to get my Torch paired, what is the code again???????
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# RE: pairing codeOlin Coles 2011-11-27 08:17
From the article: search for Bluetooth device on your computer or mobile phone, press the 'Bluetooth Pairing' button on the CandyBoard (top left button), and type in the security code to confirm. This random code is generated by the phone/device, and changes every time.
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# RE: VisionTek CandyBoard Bluetooth Wireless KeyboardJudy1686 2011-11-27 08:35
Thanks, doing that and it doesn't give me the random code, not sure what is different from when I paired the Playbook so easily. I have been looking to see if the Torch needs some settng adjusted? Does it work with the Torch? If you know that for sure then I won't give up hope and try to figure this out.
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# RE: RE: VisionTek CandyBoard Bluetooth Wireless KeyboardOlin Coles 2011-11-27 08:39
I don't have the instruction manual handy, but there could be a generic code listed in there. I am unable to confirm it works with Torch, as I don't have a test sample available to me.
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# RE: RE: RE: VisionTek CandyBoard Bluetooth Wireless Keyboardjudy1686 2011-11-27 09:02
I figured out the code is 0000 but for some reason I get message unable to pair do you want to try again. I have tries several times, I turned off the wifi as I find that helps with the playbook sometimes when trying to connect
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# candy boardfrank 2013-12-31 15:52
Will the bluetooth candyboard work with the pivos xios ds media player? And if so how? Thanks
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# RE: candy boardOlin Coles 2014-01-01 09:14
Yes, it should. You would need to assign the control within Android's settings.
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