actto Retro Mini Bluetooth Keyboard B503 combines retro style with modern design, not only has a beautiful typewriter appearance, but also can connect up to 3 devices (laptop, tablet, mobile phone) through Bluetooth connection, and supports 3 systems (IOS, Windows, Android), and you can switch quickly with one click!
It is very suitable for you who pursue efficiency and do not want to lose the sense of ritual!
・Bluetooth 5.0 - Use the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology to stably connect 3 devices, and the operating distance can reach 10 meters
・Groove design - the phone and tablet stand firmly and can support up to 12.9-inch tablet with phone at the same time
・Support multiple systems - Windows / Android / iOS, 3 systems can be switched with one finger, dedicated to you who pursue efficiency and do not want to lose the sense of ritual
・Auto sleep - save power, use 8 hours a day, about 2~3 months of battery life
・2-stage height adjustment - ergonomic angle
・Included Accessories - Comes with 2 AAA batteries and an extra red ESC key that can be replaced according to your mood
【Frequently Asked Questions】
Q1: How to pair the keyboard with 3 devices? How to switch?
A1: Pairing steps
- Channel 1: Click Fn+1→ Fn+K in sequence to pair with the first device. After the password is displayed on the screen, enter the password on the keyboard and press the enter key to complete the pairing.
- Channel 2: Click Fn+2 → Fn+K in sequence to pair with the second device. After the password is displayed on the screen, enter the password on the keyboard and press the enter key to complete the pairing.
- Channel 3: Click Fn+3 → Fn+K in sequence to pair with the third device. After the password is displayed on the screen, enter the password on the keyboard and press the enter key to successfully pair.
When pairing to the next device, the previous device will show that it is not connected, and when you need to change the device, just press the button of the corresponding channel. For example, if you are currently on a laptop (channel 1), and want to switch to a mobile phone (channel 2), just press Fn+2 to transfer to the mobile phone for typing smoothly.
- Up to 3 devices can be connected to the keyboard.
- When connecting the device for the first time, after successful pairing, select the corresponding system of the device, and press the button according to the following information.
Android system: Fn+Q
Windows system: Fn+W
OS/iOS system: Fn+E
If pairing a computer or laptop device, be sure to select channel 1 (Fn+1)
Q2: Will it come with a battery?
A2: This keyboard does not come with a battery, you need to buy it yourself, you can use two commercially available AAA batteries.
Q3: B503 digital light indicator
A3: From left to right: Number capitals, English caps lock, battery/connection cable. The bluetooth connection will only light up when it is connected, not for a long time.
Q4: Are the keycaps removable? Does every keyboard come with a red Esc keycap?
A4: The keycaps are all removable and wipeable, and the matte design is less likely to get dirty or leave fingerprints. Each keyboard comes with a red Esc keycap for self-assembly.
Q5: How is the keyboard connected? Can any device be connected?
A5: The typewriter keyboard uses Bluetooth 5.0, as long as the device with Bluetooth can be connected! And three devices can be connected at one time, including OS / iOS / Windows / Android system, and different systems can be switched by pressing the button.
Q6: Can the desktop computer be connected?
A6: At present, the keyboard can only be connected by Bluetooth. If you want to connect to the desktop, you may need to purchase and install the Bluetooth receiver 4.0 yourself.
Q7: Shortcut link method
A7: Take out the battery and install it, then please operate according to the device system:
Android: After pressing Fn+1, press Fn+K again to enter pairing mode.
Windows: Press Fn+2 key, then press Fn+K key to enter pairing mode.
iOS (iPad, iPhone): Press Fn+3 keys, then press Fn+K keys to enter pairing mode.
Turn on the bluetooth function of the device you want to pair, tap on “Actto Keyboard” and a number will appear on the screen.
After entering the numeric passwords in sequence on the keyboard, press the return key to complete the pairing.
Finally, press the number key corresponding to the bottom Fn+Q/Fn+W/Fn+E to complete the connection.
(PS: Channel 123 does not necessarily need to correspond to the three systems of QWE. The three channels can only connect three devices at the same time. The first connection defaults to channel 1. For example, my computer can choose FN plus 1, FN plus K, and select the W system. That's it. The tablet appears FN plus 3 and can't be used, plus 1 can be used. The 3 channel is already occupied by a device. The system defaults to FN plus 1 channel.)
Q8: Windows 10 does not have a password when connecting to the computer or cannot connect after pressing the password?
A8: This part is not an issue with the keyboard but an error that occurs during the Windows pairing process. Please follow the steps below to connect.
*If an "actto keyboard" is paired between a connected bluetooth device on a laptop or desktop, please remove the device first. Afterwards please remove the battery from the keyboard and follow the instructions without inserting the battery.
1. After entering the control panel, change the view conditions on the right to small icons
2. Stand-alone "Device and Class Printers"
3. Put the battery into the keyboard
4. Type Fn+1, then Fn+K
5. Stand-alone "Add Device" button
6. When "Actto Keyboard" appears in the list, click it
7. Tap the blue phrase [or enter your device's passcode]
8. Check the password. Be sure to enter the numeric password displayed on the device
9. Quickly enter the password on the keyboard and press the return key
10. Please wait while installing
11. Once you have finished installing the actto keyboard, use it.
＊If you enter the pin code incorrectly, or the device is not in use, it may exceed the time for entering the pin code, please restart the input.
Q9: How to reset bluetooth pairing
A9: Please follow the steps below to try:
- Press Fn+C to reset keyboard pairing.
- Delete pairing history from each connected device (forget device and delete device).
- Please use it after pairing again according to [How to connect to Bluetooth].
＊Please delete the pairing record without turning off the Bluetooth function.
Q10: Can't connect, no response, or can't connect after the first connection?
A10: Press Fn+C to clear all connections and reset. Or press Fn+K, the Bluetooth connection may be interrupted.
Q11: IOS system copy paste and other shortcut key operations
A11: Win+A select all, Win+C copy, Win+V paste, Shift + 6 ellipsis.
(PS. IOS external Bluetooth keyboard only supports the input method that comes with the system, and does not support switching to a third-party input method.)
Q12: How to switch input method
A12: The steps are as follows
Alt+Shift switch other languages such as Chinese and Korean (other languages are installed)
In Korean state, press the space right key to switch between English and Korean.
Press Capslock to switch between Chinese and English or Korean and English (you need to manually click Chinese or Korean on the tablet first)
Press and hold Shift to capitalize English (PS. Korean character switching can only be operated under the Korean system)
Q13: Screenshot shortcut keys
A13: iOS system: Shift+Command+Number 3, save the screenshot directly, Shift+Command+Number 4 to take a screenshot and edit it. Windows and Android directly press PrtSc to take a screenshot.
Q14: How to connect after hibernation?
A14: Press the keyboard to wake up, and the device will automatically connect. If the device is already connected, such as a watch or a Bluetooth headset, it may not be connected. You need to manually turn on the mobile phone's Bluetooth to find our device and choose to connect. Wait for the blue light of the keyboard to end before you can use it.
Q15: What is the height of the stand? Can the groove be adjusted in angle?
A15: The height of the stand is 1 cm at the bottom, and it can be tilted 120 degrees. It can be adjusted directly by rotating the silver twist heads on both sides. The groove cannot be angled, but is the most ergonomic angle tested.
Q16: Can any tablet model fit into the groove? Will the groove block the screen below?
A16: Basically, it can be put into the groove, and the groove has an inclined design, which will not cover the bottom screen of the tablet at all!
Q17: Does the mini keyboard have no numeric keys?
A17: The mini keyboard has numeric keys! It is like the arrangement of the laptop keyboard, and it will be in the top row. The difference between the mini model and the digital model is mainly in the length, and the digital model has more number buttons on the right.
Q18: How long is the battery life of the keyboard? How to shut down?
A18: The keyboard needs to be installed with two AA batteries. If it works for eight hours a day, it can be used for about six months. In addition, if you don't touch the keyboard for 20 minutes, it will automatically enter the power-saving mode. If you want to shut down, just "remove the battery".
Q19: Can I use input methods other than Zhuyin?
A19: It mainly depends on the device to be connected. If the device has these input methods, it can be used.
Q20: What kind of keyboard is the typewriter keyboard? Is there a silent version?
A20: This is a "membrane keyboard", but the typing feel feedback is better than that of ordinary notebook membrane keyboards, but the typing sound will be louder, and there is no plan for a silent model yet.