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Hello Everyone,

I just purchased a Link-5 compatible HP mouse and I love it!  I am very interested in getting a Link-5 compatible keyboard.  I am VERY surprised at the fact that I have had no luck in finding a HP keyboard that is definitely Link-5 compatible.  I would greatly appreciate your help in finding a compatible keyboard.

 

Steven P. Ulrick

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I haven't found a complete list however, I am using Link-5 with a HP Elite v2 keyboard and a HP x4500 mouse.

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I would like to know what exactly is Link-5 compatibility!  If it's some kind of HP secret then you don't want to depend on it.  I have a 4000 series mouse that I live very much, how ever I've had problems with the speed of the cursor movement.  I've found I can address this if I know some of the technical specs on the mouse.  I have repetitively asked, but have deceived no reply from anyone, not even HP.  This has been ongoing for a number of months and I've given up with them answering.  I keep checking, but no dice.  If you pick up a keyboard I would suggest that you purchase only an HP with Link-5 designation or it may not work.  It would be nice if this was a general thing that anyone could make and sell so we wouldn't have to go to HP for something we don't like.

 

There are many keyboards and mice (multiple devices) that are single dongle USB (Bluetooth connectivity) that are not HP. There is no information if this is a closed system (Proprietary) by HP or not.

 

Jack

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Hey sorry J, I should have explained further my recent findings in my other post. :smileyembarrassed:

 

From all the reviews I found about Link-5...(example)

Link-5 is a 2.4GHz RF signal proprietary to HP and came out in May of 2011. It's similar to Logitech's Unifying Technology which came out about a year earlier.

 

The idea is that you only need one USB dongle to connect up to 5 peripherals which could be bought separately, unlike a keyboard/mouse combo using an RF signal that is tied only to that specific keyboard/mouse from the factory. It is not the same as Bluetooth either.

 

The one drawback about Link-5 is that it is not compatible with other peripherals that don't have the Link-5 technology. It wont work with a regular keyboard or mouse.

Also in HP's explanation of the product, they did not actually give a list of compatible products. See the comment at the bottom of the link here.

 

My assumption/guess is that Link-5 did not take off as expected and thus the variety of products is sparse. :Crying:

I cannot find a "list" of Link-5 devices either. It also looks as though Logitech's Unifying product didn't take off so well either.

 

I did find a small list of items in B&H Photo though.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=HP+Link-5&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

 

Hope it helps. I'm leaving it up to the HP folks to comment further on future Link-5 products.

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