princeton Princeton launches virtual Bluetooth KVM

There are times when a real keyboard and mouse would make it so much easier to add information to your tablet or smartphone, yet it's generally not that easy to make this happen. Japanese Princeton seems to have a solution that would simplify this greatly in the shape of its range of PSC Bluetooth KVM's.

There are times when a real keyboard and mouse would make it so much easier to add information to your tablet or smartphone, yet it's generally not that easy to make this happen. Japanese Princeton seems to have a solution that would simplify this greatly in the shape of its range of PSC Bluetooth KVM's.

What Princeton has done is to take a Bluetooth 3.0 dongle, some Windows and OS X drivers and added a sprinkle of its own software to allow for remote controlling of various devices. The magic is in the software, as it allows you to use the keyboard on your PC or Mac to controller either a smartphone, a tablet or another PC or Mac depending of which version you've bought.

princeton Princeton launches virtual Bluetooth KVM

The neat trick is that the input devices on the PC appear as Bluetooth HID devices which are generally well supported in most modern operating systems, no matter the device. There are of course some limitations here, for example mouse input only works on Android 3.1 or later, but keyboard input is meant to work on just about any mobile device. Sadly there's no screen mirroring, so you'll still have to look at the device in question, even though you're using the keyboard and mouse/trackpad of a PC or a Mac.

At 4,980 Yen (US$61/S$77) it's not a cheap solution though, but for anyone that wants to be able to use the same keyboard and mouse wirelessly with multiple devices, it might be money well spent. The USB dongles are compatible with Windows XP and later as well as OS X 10.6 or later. Sadly they're only ever likely to be available in Japan and the software is most likely only in Japanese.

Source: Princeton