lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

Lenovo Thinkpad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with Trackpoint (KT-1255)

  • Model: KT-1255
  • Rev: 02 
  • FRU PN: 03X8697
  • P/N Box: 0B47189
  • Support site: URL

Windows 10 - 64bits:

Android TV 5.1.1 / Sony TV:

I also tested this device on Android TV 5.1.1.
The device is working fine as a keyboard:
  • Volume buttons and Mute button works - F1, F2, F3
  • Bright buttons work - F5, F6
  • Camera button, F7, plays music (It ask you which app to put as default)
  • Search Button, F10 turns on Google search
  • Esc button (Back)
  • Enter Button (good for play and pause on videos)
  • Windows button, also search. 
  • Left Alt, emoticons keyboard on screen
  • Right Alt, symbol keyboard on screen  
  • PrtSc: Takes a snapshot picture of the screen. 
  • PageUp / PageDown, Moves the screen of the desktop/launcher if you have more than one screen.

Apple iOS 9.3.1 / Some iPad:

I tested this device paired to an Apple iPad. The mouse does not work but seems a limitation of iOS. As a keyboard works it fine.
  • Volume buttons and Mute button works - F1, F2, F3
  • Bright buttons work - F5, F6
  •  Search Button, F10 goes to search and to Home. 

Some Windows Pictures:


A gentleman on the Lenovo forums pointed me to this link of people of the Linux community customizing this keyboard for the needs.

And there is also this guy (another gentleman) that open up the keyboard to find which chip was giving him some issues with the trackpoint.

Some Improvements Requests

Here a list some interesting requests for the next version of the keyboard that some guys at the forum gave to Lenovo.

1) Led on the Keyboard

They want leds just like the Thinkpads with the same keyboard shape. (I don't know if it can be possible with the amount of battery it has).

2) Include the key separation for the Fn numbers like it is on some Thinkpads.

3) Fn+Esc functionality seems to only work on Thinkpads. Allow the Fn+Esc to work on other machines, and/or include that functionality on the keyboard driver utility.