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MLeng
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K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

I have an android phone that can support external keyboards and mice (only 1 at a time, guessing there's not enough power output) via usb input with an OTG cable. I am keen on getting this keyboard since it has a very hand touchpad.

 

Is this keyboard compatible for such application? And if it is compatible, what kind of functions will be unavailable?

 

Thanks in advance for replies!

 

MLeng

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daleLogi
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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

Hello MLeng,

 

The Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 is officially supported only on systems running Windows Xp, Windows Vista and Windows 7. An android phone might not have the necessary drivers to make the uniying receiver and the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 work properly so I wouldn't really risk using it on an unsupported platform.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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MLeng
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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

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Okay. Appreaciate the answer. Thanks!

 

I intend to get a wireless logitech mouse for my laptop anyways. Supposing I plug that nano receiver into my phone. If it works, does it indicate that the K400 most likely will be compatible?

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daleLogi
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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

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Hello MLeng,

 

Even if the wireless Logitech mouse you purchase will work with the android phone, it won't be an assurance that the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 will. Some users have reported being able to use the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with thier andoid phone (See sample here) but others that tried were unsuccessful. I guess the best thing to do is to bring your android phone to the store and ask if maybe they will allow you to test the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 out with your phone before purchasing it.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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MLeng
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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

Thanks again. Useful vid

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breezyca
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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

Is there any updates to Android Support for the K400?

 

 

Is there a standard logitec keyboard map for Android available, or do all users have to create their own? 

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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

Look for an Android app.

 

That's what fixes the K800.

 

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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host

@MichaelKenward

 

That info is absolutely useless without providing a link.

 

It's similar to saying "Use google to search for an answer".

 

If you have nothing helpful to add, don't add anything.

 

 

 

 


This post is helpful, as it serves a purpose to tell People not to post useless tripe.

MichaelKenward
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Re: K400 compatibility with Android Phone that supports USB Host


JagDagger wrote:


This post is helpful, as it serves a purpose to tell People not to post useless tripe.


I think we can safely say that we don't need to pay much attention to someone who turns up here, answers a message that appeared nearly a year ago, and their first and only post is to dismiss a message because they don't understand what it says.

 

The only way to provide "a link" is if there is a unique one. Sadly, there is no single link that will get you to "the app" for your device.

 

Anyone familiar with Android knows that apps come by the shedload. Then there is the fact that what works with one device won't work with another one. (Believe me, I have tried that.)

 

If you don't know how to find the Android "store" then you should send your device back and get something idiot proof. Maybe an iPad.

 

I tried several keyboard apps before I found the one that worked for me on my devices.

 

The point of the discussion is that anyone who wants to get their Logitech keyboard to work in Android shouldn't waste too much time hanging around here. Logitech, for some reason, denies that its Windows keyboard will work in Android and certainly does not provide an app for them.

 

Your best bet is to spend some time in the Android community. Or go to the Android store, search for keyboard and see if you can find something that works with your Android device in a way that you like.

 

If someone really wants to address the original question, ignore this now old discussion and search for K400 Android. Actually, as the K400 is a unifying device, a better search might be unifying android. Or just try android.

 

This discussion may also help: 

 

Some unifying devices that work with at least one ... - Logitech Forums

 

It is about another attempt to do something that is "illegal" according to Logitech.

 

 

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