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Anyone use a Donner page turn pedal?
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Donner Bluetooth Foot pedal.

I have just bought one of these from Amazon, they had good reviews.

I can get it to work, but if I leave it for only a short period of time, about 15 seconds, it drops the bluetooth connection.

Don't think I am doing anything wrong but obviously this is no use to me, anyone got one and ahd any problems?

Gerry
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#2
Many Bluetooth devices have a 'timeout' built in to save battery, but from the Amazon listing, this doesn't seem to have one.
Even so, 15 seconds would be a ridiculously short duration!
I suggest contacting the manufacturer, and quickly...while you can still return it if necessary.

EDIT:

After reviewing the manufacturer's website, I'd say if it doesn't work right from the get-go, you are screwed...support seems to be non-existent.
Return it if you can.
I could be wrong, it happened once before.
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#3
(04-28-2017, 08:00 AM)Steve B. Wrote: Many Bluetooth devices have a 'timeout' built in to save battery, but from the Amazon listing, this doesn't seem to have one.
Even so, 15 seconds would be a ridiculously short duration!
I suggest contacting the manufacturer, and quickly...while you can still return it if necessary.

EDIT:

After reviewing the manufacturer's website, I'd say if it doesn't work right from the get-go, you are screwed...support seems to be non-existent.
Return it if you can.

I have tried this on three separate tablets with the same result, time to drop off varied from 10 seconds to 30 seconds, but same happened on all three.
Fortunately I bought this from Amazon so have used their returns policy and sent it back for a full refund.
The pedal itself looked solid enough and I suppose for those that got one that worked it is good value, i may have just been unlucky.
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#4
Interesting. It looks a good value pedal. There are other reviewers on Amazon who talk of using it with MobileSheets and give it 5 stars. So maybe you did have a bad one. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has used it. I guess not all MSP users look at these forums unfortunately.

Andy
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#5
(04-29-2017, 01:59 AM)AndyL Wrote: Interesting. It looks a good value pedal. There are other reviewers on Amazon who talk of using it with MobileSheets and give it 5 stars. So maybe you did have a bad one. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has used it. I guess not all MSP users look at these forums unfortunately.

Andy

Yes, I would like to hear from others too, it did look the part.
It worked when connected just this problem made it useless.
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(04-28-2017, 05:55 PM)gerryfitz Wrote:
(04-28-2017, 08:00 AM)Steve B. Wrote: Many Bluetooth devices have a 'timeout' built in to save battery, but from the Amazon listing, this doesn't seem to have one.
Even so, 15 seconds would be a ridiculously short duration!
I suggest contacting the manufacturer, and quickly...while you can still return it if necessary.

EDIT:

After reviewing the manufacturer's website, I'd say if it doesn't work right from the get-go, you are screwed...support seems to be non-existent.
Return it if you can.

I have tried this on three separate tablets with the same result, time to drop off varied from 10 seconds to 30 seconds, but same happened on all three.
Fortunately I bought this from Amazon so have used their returns policy and sent it back for a full refund.
The pedal itself looked solid enough and I suppose for those that got one that worked it is good value, i may have just been unlucky.

I had drop out problems when I tried bluetooth pedals.  I gave up on bluetooth and went back to a wired Billipro.  I have been satisfied with it.
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(04-29-2017, 04:24 AM)jeffn1 Wrote:
(04-28-2017, 05:55 PM)gerryfitz Wrote:
(04-28-2017, 08:00 AM)Steve B. Wrote: Many Bluetooth devices have a 'timeout' built in to save battery, but from the Amazon listing, this doesn't seem to have one.
Even so, 15 seconds would be a ridiculously short duration!
I suggest contacting the manufacturer, and quickly...while you can still return it if necessary.

EDIT:

After reviewing the manufacturer's website, I'd say if it doesn't work right from the get-go, you are screwed...support seems to be non-existent.
Return it if you can.

I have tried this on three separate tablets with the same result, time to drop off varied from 10 seconds to 30 seconds, but same happened on all three.
Fortunately I bought this from Amazon so have used their returns policy and sent it back for a full refund.
The pedal itself looked solid enough and I suppose for those that got one that worked it is good value, i may have just been unlucky.

I had drop out problems when I tried bluetooth pedals.  I gave up on bluetooth and went back to a wired Billipro.  I have been satisfied with it.

To be fair, I have used an Airturn BT-105 for over 3 years and it has been fine. I thought the battery was on the way out so bought this for a spare.

Gerry
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#8
I have recently bought a Boston bluetooth pedal, which when it arrived appeared identical (apart from the name written on it) to the Donner pedal that i returned.

The same problem with drop out occurred again.

However... the three tablets that I have a problem with are all 10in.

I have a 7in tablet running on the same Android version (4.1.1) and the pedal works fine on that one.

Bizarre.

I have looked in the 'About tablet' and the only difference I can see is on the kernel versions. The ones that don't work are Kernel 3.08 and the small tablet that does work is Kernel 3.08+ ?

Any of you tech wizards can work out why this is happening?

(I know the tablets are a bit on the old side in terms of os)

Gerry
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#9
I've just bought a Donner wireless pedal, as I was fed up with dodgy connections using the BiliPro USB pedal (which are fine when they're working but I think are of rather shoddy construction for the money). So far, no problems with the Donner: it does go into sleep mode, but comes out of it after a few seconds when pressed again.
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#10
Does it go into sleep mode after a sufficiently long time? 15 minutes or so?
Anything quicker would soon get in the way.
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