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#11
I have ordered last weekend the new AirTurn PED, a cheaper lighter cleaner and more compact system that connects using Bluetooth 4.0, it says it can run for approximately 6 months on one battery charge! Will see how it works, I will receive the unit within a few days, will let you know how it works. But I realize I still have to practice with this, as I have just started to use Mobilesheets.

The PED is really a brand new product, just released for sale February 17th 2015!

Important to know is you need Bluetooth 4.0 on your tablet (Or Bluetooth Smart Ready, as it is called sometimes) otherwise it will not be able to connect to your tablet.

Bought it here:
http://www.musictabletstore.com/en/store...25659.html
€69 including tax and free shipping

For US customers you can get it here: https://thegigeasy.com/product/airturn-ped/
Kind regards, Marco

Start using Mobilesheets since Februari 22, 2015
Scanner: Canon MG2450 All in one printer (cheap, but works fine)
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1"
Pedals: AirTurn PED (the new Bluetooth 4.0 (SMART READY) ones)
Member of Amateur bands HET/AlmaarBrass/JRBB, playing trumpet.
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#12
(02-24-2015, 02:33 AM)Mnierop Wrote: I have ordered last weekend the new AirTurn PED, a cheaper lighter cleaner and more compact system that connects using Bluetooth 4.0, it says it can run for approximately 6 months on one battery charge! Will see how it works, I will receive the unit within a few days, will let you know how it works. But I realize I still have to practice with this, as I have just started to use Mobilesheets.

The PED is really a brand new product, just released for sale February 17th 2015!

Important to know is you need Bluetooth 4.0 on your tablet (Or Bluetooth Smart Ready, as it is called sometimes) otherwise it will not be able to connect to your tablet.

Bought it here:
http://www.musictabletstore.com/en/store...25659.html
€69 including tax and free shipping

For US customers you can get it here: https://thegigeasy.com/product/airturn-ped/

I'd love to hear your feedback on the pedal. I prefer rechargeable batteries but if a watch battery can really power it for half a year I might consider upgrading from my 105.

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#13
Received the AirTurn PED today! Smile , just played with it a bit.

Most funny thing.. It has NO moving parts! and it is so thin that the package fitted in my letterbox with room to spare.. so no need to pick it up at the post office

It runs on one ION battery (NON rechargeable) the PED is delivered with TWO, in the battery cover there is a holding thingy for a spare! AirTurn seems to know its clients Big Grin

The 10 page wallet sized Manual says it will run on one battery for about 300 hours!
The PED will automatically go to sleep mode after two hours of inactivity while paired. Plenty of time to prevent the autosleep becomes a nuisance.

Before pairing you must select the working mode of the PED, If you want to change after pairing it is required to delete the pairing and reset the PED (hold on/of button for >6 seconds) and start all over again. For selecting the mode it is required you can count flashes.. to be honest, that was quite a challenge to find the right one, because it flashes rather quickly.. It confirms the Mode by flashing the battery and Bt leds simultaneously the selected Mode number, if not correct hit the mode select button again and count... I need mode two so press and hold the mode button, one two, release... flash flash flash.. d*mnd hold the button too long, at the third time I got it right :-)

Pairing was a breeze on my Tab3, turn on the PED, BT flashes quickly, turn on the Tab 3, go into the Bluetooth settings.. wait for the PED to show up, tap it, wait two seconds and it was paired... easy.

Ok then I started Mobilesheets and tried the pedals.. well, a better term is touch pads, as there are no moving parts (wel,l there are in fact moving parts, they call it membrane switches, but to the naked eye there is nothing that moves but your feet).. First I tried with only my socks on, works and you can feel if you are on the right or left pad, but I already found out it works best with shoes, probably because the touch is more firm then with socks. I tried soft touches, but then it does not really respond, best is to touch the pads firmly at the edges of the pads, however the manual warns to apply too much pressure as this can damage the memberane switches... When I read that I start wondering how durable this gadget is Dodgy , only time will tell.. at the other hand, AirTurn provides a one year warranty.

The anti slip work very well on my laminate flooring, hard to move it around, unless you really kick it.

OK, I tried also some Pedal modes in Mobilesheets, the simple "previous page-next page" works fine but  also the "next active link-Next page" works flawless, I think that will be my preferred mode to use the PED. I have not tried the other MS pedal modes yet.

The PED itself has has six operating modes:

1: Some kind of special Apple Only mode (PED App direct.. whatever.. Confused )
2: Arrow up-Arrow down (Advised as the most commonly used mode, works fine with Mobilesheets)
3: Left Right arrow
4: PgDwn-PgUp
5: Space-Enter
6: Left and Right mouseclick.

Beside the pedals the touchscreen taps and swipes keep working,  so it does not take over the touch screen.

It is clearly made with Apple in the forefront, as it has this Mode 1 specially for Apple and for updating the firmware you need a a Utility App from theApple App store... so no firmware update for Andorid.. but if it works, why would you need that anyways.

Ok, that is about it, will see how it works for me, I will start practicing tomorrow with it during practicing evening with the brass band.
Kind regards, Marco

Start using Mobilesheets since Februari 22, 2015
Scanner: Canon MG2450 All in one printer (cheap, but works fine)
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1"
Pedals: AirTurn PED (the new Bluetooth 4.0 (SMART READY) ones)
Member of Amateur bands HET/AlmaarBrass/JRBB, playing trumpet.
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#14
Hm, I just found out about a a disadvantage of using pedals is that it turns off the virtual keyboard.. Is this always the case or something particular for my Tab3 in combination with the Airturn PED's.

A work around is to turn of Bt when you need the key board, turn it on again after you are done, connects allmost instantly... None the less this is quite a nuisance, is there a way to keep the virtual keyboard available while the Bt pedals are connected?
Kind regards, Marco

Start using Mobilesheets since Februari 22, 2015
Scanner: Canon MG2450 All in one printer (cheap, but works fine)
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1"
Pedals: AirTurn PED (the new Bluetooth 4.0 (SMART READY) ones)
Member of Amateur bands HET/AlmaarBrass/JRBB, playing trumpet.
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#15
Just got back from my first rehearsal evening with Mobilesheets and the Airturn PED.

First 5 minutes I needed to get used to it, i made quite a few errors while playing, just because the music looks different on the Tab3. But the PED works great. It responds well and immediate to my gentle kicks on the pads. I had it just set to previous - next, and works fine. Making notes works ok during rehearsel, but turning of the Bt to get the keyboard takes its time, but not too cumbersome.

It is just a matter of getting used too, even this first time, at the end i felt quite comfortable using the PED and reading the music from the Tab 3. I did bring my binder with the paper sheets, as backup, but did not feel the need to pull them out... next time I will leave the binder at home.

Battery life is more then sufficient for such a rehearsal evening, two sessions of 1 hour 15 minutes.

So all in all i am very pleased with my setup, now looking forward to the MobilesheetsPro upgrade :-)
Kind regards, Marco

Start using Mobilesheets since Februari 22, 2015
Scanner: Canon MG2450 All in one printer (cheap, but works fine)
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1"
Pedals: AirTurn PED (the new Bluetooth 4.0 (SMART READY) ones)
Member of Amateur bands HET/AlmaarBrass/JRBB, playing trumpet.
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#16
I have found out I also have the issue that the Tab3 times out the Bt connection...

When the Airturn Ped is not used for a while, and then I suddenly need it, it sometimes requires two taps with my feet on the pedal, with a pauze between these of about a second to get it out of sleep. Is there a way to keep the Bt out of sleep on my Tab3?

I am sure it is the Tab3 and not the PED, because in the manual of the PED it is clearly stated the PED turns to sleep only after 2 hours. But I have this already when it has not been touched for about 10 minutes or so.

Of course a work around is to use the ped now and then so it does not get a chance to go to sleep.. play with it a little before start playing a piece where you need it.... just a matter of getting used to I think.
Kind regards, Marco

Start using Mobilesheets since Februari 22, 2015
Scanner: Canon MG2450 All in one printer (cheap, but works fine)
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1"
Pedals: AirTurn PED (the new Bluetooth 4.0 (SMART READY) ones)
Member of Amateur bands HET/AlmaarBrass/JRBB, playing trumpet.
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#17
I'm also a proud user of the new version of the airturn pedal. I like it veeery much!
As well as my new tablet!!
13.3 " Tablet: Blaupunkt Endeavour 1013 (came out this month, 9/2015, 300 €)
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#18
My new tablet (SmarTab StreaMachine 13.3" with Android 4.4.4) had issues with the BT105 pedal and intermittent Bluetooth connection. Ended up returning that pedal and bought the AirTurn PED which seems to be fully functional, more compact, and half the price. Figured I'd leave this comment for anybody else who might be struggling with issues - I wasn't sure if it was the pedal or tablet, but it appears that it was the pedals fault.
SmarTab StreaMachine 13.3", Android 4.4.4, AirTurn PED
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#19
I had tried bluetooth several years ago. The loss of connectivity was unacceptable. I have been doing fine with the Billipro with a wired USB connection. I don't have to worry about it disconnecting.
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