RII Mini Bluetooth Quick Start Guide

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Keyboard Description

Rii Mini - 66-key Bluetooth keyboard

Place the keyboard in front of you on a flat surface, with the keys facing up, and the spacebar closest to you. In this position, a Mini USB port and a two-position power switch can be found on the left edge of the keyboard. Keys are slightly rounded for easy typing, and contain tactile markings on the letters F and J.

When connected to the port on the left side, the included USB cable is used to charge the keyboard's internal battery. Charging takes approximately three hours via computer, or a standard USB AC wall adapter. . A complete charge lasts up to 50 hours, and the power switch on the left side can be used to turn the keyboard off when not in use to preserve battery life.

The power switch is located behind the USB port on the left edge of the keyboard. Sliding it away from you, toward the back of the keyboard turns the power on, while sliding it toward you turns power off.

Key descriptions

The top row of the keyboard contains a row of function keys which are also used to perform simultaneous media functions on many devices. They are listed as follows, from left to right:

  1. Backlight
  2. Home
  3. Command
  4. Mute
  5. Volume down
  6. Volume up
  7. Previous track
  8. Play/pause
  9. Next track
  10. Backspace/Delete

The second row contains an Escape key on the far left, followed by numbers 1 through 0. Many symbols and some punctuation marks can be written by using the shift key along with the numeric keys found in this row.

The third row contains a Tab key, followed by letters Q through P.

Row four begins with a capslock key, the letters A through L, followed by semi-colon, and apostrophe, (which can also produce different symbols when pressed in conjunction with the shift or function key).

Row five contains the Shift key to the left of the letter Z, and a Slash key to the right of the letter M, followed by Up-Arrow, and Enter.

The bottom row begins with a long Function key, followed by Control, Option, equals, dash, Space, Down-Arrow, Left-Arrow, and Right-arrow

The Function key can be used to type some additional punctuation when pressed in conjunction with some letters and symbols on the keyboard. A few, frequently-used keyboard shortcuts are:

  1. Function plus Slash = Period
  2. Function plus M = Comma
  3. Shift plus Slash = Question
  4. Shift plus Semi-Colon = Colon
  5. Shift plus Apostrophe = Quote

Notes on keyboard usage with iOS:

It is recommended that users become familiar with the keyboard in the Voiceover Practice Area, found on all iOS devices under settings, General, Accessibility, Voiceover.

Pairing Instructions

To pair the keyboard, make sure Bluetooth is turned on and that your device is ready to pair. (On the iPhone, navigate to settings, general, Bluetooth, turn it on and wait for the keyboard to be detected as "Macro Keyboard". Slide the keyboard's power switch to on, then press the large, round pairing button located on the under-side of the keyboard and hold it for one second. When the keyboard is detected, navigate to "Macro Keyboard" and double-tap. You will be prompted to enter a provided, four-digit pin code, and press enter.

Because the command and option keys are so far apart, and because the keyboard at times has problems when holding down three or more keys at once, it is strongly recommended that you use QuickNav mode.

To turn QuickNav on, press the left and right arrows simultaneously, until you hear iOS speak "Quicknav on". Press these keys again to toggle the setting to off.

To select items in QuickNav mode, press the up and down arrows at the same time; this is comparable to double tapping on an item to select it.

Additional Resources

Voiceover Keyboard Commands

A CD containing drivers for Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Android is also included for those wishing to use the keyboard on other devices.

To listen to an in-depth review of this keyboard, check out the Blind Geek Zone Podcast:

http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/audio.htm

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