Rocketfish Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Multimedia Pack

I believe the new trend for desktop computers everywhere today is wireless. From the mouse to the keyboard to every other peripheral, all will soon operate on long-lasting batteries without cords, save for the drive itself. If you look at the new iMac, the fancy keyboard is completely wireless as a standard. I’m certain if it is the only Personal Computer on the market to have a wireless keyboard as a feature, but I have no doubt that the wireless keyboard will soon become the new standard.

Until then, all of us should probably convert our soon-to-be antiquated wired keyboards for Bluetooth wireless ones. I just had a chance to sample Rocketfish’s Wireless Multimedia Bluetooth Keyboard and Laser Mouse, and I was pretty impressed with it.

Both the keyboard and the mouse operate off the included USB adapter key that uses WIDCOMM Bluetooth version 5.1. Most Bluetooth devices operate with version 4.0 at best, and the Bluetooth adapter has an impressive range of sixty feet. Not only does the USB key operate the keyboard and mouse, but it will do anything other Bluetooth device as well. So a user has the option to transfer digital media to and from a computer, laptop, or any other Bluetooth product. I haven’t had the chance to test it yet, but I’m wondering if it is compatible with Bluetooth headphones. I don’t see why not.

The Rocketfish Bluetooth Wireless keyboard is thin and stylish, with a nice wrist-resting pad. It has 104 keys, and ten one-touch keys that have multimedia access. For example, there is one key that can open an internet browser, one that can summon help, and one that does email. For those that like to play DVDs off of their computer, there is also Play, Pause, Fast Forward, and Rewind, as well as mute and volume controls. As long as you have the proper window selected, the video controls work pretty well.

The mouse is also pretty impressive as it features scrolling in four different directions. There are also multimedia buttons of Play, Stop, and Forward and Reverse for multimedia controls. Like the keyboard, it also follows the rules of ergonomics as it has rubber side supports.

The Rocketfish Multimedia Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse kit comes with the Bluetooth adapter, CD software, 4 AA batteries (2 batteries for the mouse, 2 for the keyboard). It can be purchased at the Best Buy site in black, silver, or red for a little under one hundred dollars. Click one of the links below to purchase.

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dennis 8 years ago

how did you get the media buttons to work?


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Mark Rollins 8 years ago Author

The Media buttons will only work if you have the proper Window selected. So if you're watching something on Windows Media Player, you need to have that selected before using the play and pause buttons.


Peter 8 years ago

How did you find the correct driver for xp? The scroll button doesn't work at all and their website is pretty useless.


Dave 8 years ago

??......

I bought this mouse and keyboard a few months back from BestBuy, and lately I've been having some serious problems with the keyboard. It will just konk out and not be recognized. It happens

a couple times a day and it's really frustrating. A lot of the time, it won't connect just from pushing the button, I have to restart the computer. It's getting old. Anybody know how to fix this problem


Marshall 8 years ago

Dave:

I have had the exact same problems with keyboard, plus I have Bluetooth device not recognized errors intermittently, and when I unplug and replug the bluetooth dongle, sometimes it fixes the problem, but nine times out of then it just gives me a USB device error. I've exchanged the unit once already, and this did not fix the problem. Anyone know why this is happening? If not, anyone experience this and fix it by getting a different bluetooth keyboard/mouse set?


Cole 8 years ago

I too have had the same problem with the keyboard, but it happens once every 3 or 4 days. I called their tech support which was outsourced to overseas workers where I was put on hold for excessive lengths of time as they transferred back and forth to one another. After 1.5 hours on the phone after 3 phone calls I was finally told that I have a defective product and I should exchange it at the store I got it.

Thankfully Best Buy exchanged it for a new unit even though it was over 30 days since I had purchased it. My new keyboard is better, but still craps out sometimes.

If anyone ever finds the solution to this, I'd love to hear about it. I'm bookmarking this site.


Cole 8 years ago

I too have had the same problem with the keyboard, but it happens once every 3 or 4 days. I called their tech support which was outsourced to overseas workers where I was put on hold for excessive lengths of time as they transferred back and forth to one another. After 1.5 hours on the phone after 3 phone calls I was finally told that I have a defective product and I should exchange it at the store I got it.

Thankfully Best Buy exchanged it for a new unit even though it was over 30 days since I had purchased it. My new keyboard is better, but still craps out sometimes.

If anyone ever finds the solution to this, I'd love to hear about it. I'm bookmarking this site.


wooshring 8 years ago

I too had the keyboard problem...But seeing as I don't reallly need it for all the media keys I just re-installed it without the included software (no scroll on mouse, no media keys on keyboard, etc.) and now it seems to work fine. I just followed the "Quick Pairing" instructions in the manual. Hope this helps someone.


Jim 8 years ago

Just wasted 6+ hours trying to get the multimedia buttons to work on the mouse and the keyboard. The Rocketfish website is worthless, no web support, their FAQ is a joke. I dl'ed new drivers from Rocketfish and Broadcom with no luck. I can get the mouse and the keyboard to connect OK and function but the 14 multimedia buttons I paid for do not work. I bought this becuase is was rated so high on BB website, I think it's loaded with employee reviews from Rocketfish. And the manual is a nightmare, no wonder BB had this on sale. I have not read about any user getting the mutimedia buttons to work, except for those that have "reviewed" the product. LOL.


Mandi 8 years ago

Love it. No I'm not an employee btw.

This is my second set of rocketfish bluetooth mouth and keyboard combos. I'm still using the old generation set daily and had a few problems, but nothing I was able to fix and keep fixed. However after about a year and a half on the old generation my mouse decided to click really fast sometimes and buggers somethings up.

I have recently upgraded to the new generation not really sure what model it is as I'm using the old one right now. But love it too, I'm able to use all the multimedia buttons no matter what screen is active on my computer, they stay paired and give me absolutly zero problems.

The bluetooth for me is a must for transferring pics and videos from my cell phone and vise versa.

Hope you all have better luck as it seems like only the ppl that have problems are posting.

This is a great product


joe schmoe 8 years ago

I AM a bestbuy employee, and this product is junk, I bought it FOR the multimedia buttons on the mouse because I want easy wireless control over my media center

I don't use windows media player, and if the buttons only work there then I guess that I'm SOL. anyone considering buying this would be better off buying something else if you can deal with the keyboard layouts that every other keyboard on the market uses for some reason.


Dan 8 years ago

taking mine back right now. I loose functioality of both the mouse and keyboard everytime my computer goes to sleep and have to fully reboot to get them to work again. I will probably just get a 2.8 ghz wireless combo and some kind of other bluetooth hub for my other bluetooth devices.


Me Man 8 years ago

Well, I bought my Rocketfish Combo on Ebay minus the dongle for 25.00USD$ fully expecting it to be a piece of junk and to my surprise it is not the junk I expected. It DID quit recognizing the keyboard but since I have a 'super-mini' chinese 'no-name' 3.95USD$ bluetooth adapter I let my Vista(which incedentally kicks ass ov er XP)find a new Bluetooth driver and it did and now it only craps out every couple of days but I discovered thaqt it may be a low battery issue instead. Sometimes when it fails to recognize I play the Keyboard Like Jerry Lee Lewis for about thirty seconds and it connects for reasons that I cannot explain. My 3.95$ Bluetooth/USB adapter is not to blame because my mic/headphone set-up and mouse works all along. It's the keyboard itself and not software or hardware associated with it. Try some duracells or energizers over the included 'dynex' chinese batterries before you quit on it. BTW I'm no Best-Buy employee or anyone elses employee for that matter. Leave it to the unemployed to solve these problems, everyone else is too busy making money to figure anything out.


Tyler Tuthill 7 years ago

I had the multimedia buttons working on both the keyboard and mouse with any winodw open. I am using iTunes and i loved the pair for one day. On the second day my multimedia buttons stopped working on both the mouse and keyboard unless i had iTunes open. This is really frustrating, for im a avid gamer and using the mouse to skip the song in the middle of the game is great if it would work again.

please help


Ron Roberts 7 years ago

I thought new and state-of-the-art devices such as the Rocketfish Bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo were supposed to save people time and make our work easier. However, this product wastes way too much time. I'm plugging in my old wired keyboard and getting some work done. Tomorrow I'm going back to Best Buy and getting a refund for these pieces of junk.


paul 7 years ago

Mine is worse I guess. I just bought this second-hand. The mouse is pretty good, however, the keyboard is no good at all. It only works with a few keys strokes. To be precise, I can only type as much as these:

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After typing such, the keyboard, no matter how many times you press its buttons, doesnt respond at all. I changed the batteries, and it is getting the same. However, after a while it works again, but the same thing happens, it won't. Thus, it works like "on and off, on and off." (sigh)


paul 7 years ago

Mine is worse I guess. I just bought this second-hand. The mouse is pretty good, however, the keyboard is no good at all. It only works with a few keys strokes. To be precise, I can only type as much as these:

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. You see the keyboard only works by chance. And this is pretty annoyin g"

After typing such, the keyboard, no matter how many times you press its buttons, doesnt respond at all. I changed the batteries, and it is getting the same. However, after a while it works again, but the same thing happens, it won't. Thus, it works like "on and off, on and off." (sigh)

->corrected error from first post


Ryan 7 years ago

Oh No! I bought this same keyboard/mouse and had problems with the keyboqard from the first five minutes, it just did it's "rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" trick again and I have to reset the Bluetooth (Built-In and brand new QOSMIO) to get it to stop. Other than that, the keyboard dead constantly, I can't 20 minutes out of it. The mouse is perfect, but VERY disappointing combo.

Based on all these responses, I'm getting my money back. I wouldn't take another one if you paid me. I bought all of this yesterday, the QOSMIO is awesome, the Samsung 22" LCD is awesome, the Rocketfish sucks!!! Too bad.


Daniyar 7 years ago

I bought Rocketfish keybouard and mouse. Keyboard works well, but mouse doesn't work well. All buttons of mouse working properly but when I move the mouse cursor doen't move on my monitor. Probably the laser burn out, because when I direct the red light to the hole in the button of the mouse, the cursor moves. Please tell me what type of laser detail utilize inside of mouse?


eepp 7 years ago

I got a rocketfish KB for my birthday in November 08. Too busy with finals to chase after a BT adaptor until after Xmas. When I installed it, it worked great the first time. The next three times I had to go thru this hassle with clicking the BT icon in the taskbar and manually adding the KB. I thought, "this is a hassle--hope I don't have to keep doing this!!" Well, I didn't. Today I moved the computer six feet across the room, and nothing Rocketfish works anymore. The BTlogo doesn't even show up on the taskbar.

BTW, did anyone else during installation get a window, all black with just a 'yes' and a 'no' button? What do you suppose I agreed to?


Steve 7 years ago

This product is pretty garbage. Mouse scroll doesn't work, keeps having connection issues, drivers don't work and locks up. Too much hassle for something as simple as keboard and mouse.


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britneydavidson 7 years ago from united kingdom

wow this is really great device...i would love to get the things wirelessly.its really amazing.i have nice bluetooth device a tiny masterpiece...check it out

http://hubpages.com/hub/usb-bluetooth-dongle

i m sure you will love it.thanx


wilson 7 years ago

anyone figure out how to enable multimedia keys?


Babis 7 years ago

My rocketfish mouse works perfectly, but, as Ryan, Paul, and others, I had similar keyboard sleep/ dropout/ repeated-key problems. After days of unsuccessful web browsing and troubleshooting, I finally found a workaround. It was to switch the dongle from HCI to HID mode (google 'hci hid mode bluetooth' for definitions). Here are the steps I took:A) Unplug the dongle and uninstall the product software.B) Restart the computer, plug the dongle in a USB port, and BEFORE windows load, e.g. going into the system BIOS or the boot menu (you obviously need a wired keyboard to do this unless you are using a laptop), do the following:Press the connect button on the keyboard (you should see a light flashing) and then immediately press and hold the button on the dongle (until it starts flashing). The lights in both devices should stop flashing after a while and the devices should now be paired in HID mode.C) Load windows. If your bluetooth dongle is auto-detected, do not install it. (If you do, the device will go back to HCI mode). Instead, press cancel. Then go to the device manager and disable the detected device (in my case it is named "Broadcom Ultimate Low Cost Bluetooth"). This will prevent the device from going back into HCI mode, it will stay in HID mode.-The upside of this is that my keyboard no longer exhibits the aforementioned frustrating problems, and can also be used in the BIOS or in Linux.-The downside is that (with HCI mode disabled) the bluetooth dongle can no longer be used to connect other devices (except the mouse and keyboard) in windows, and that media keys no longer work.


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Rocketfish bluetooth keyboard 7 years ago

3-4-2009 I just experienced the same issue you all have for the last 3 days on my HP Pavilion laptop with Vista Premium. Not sure what happened but it was very frustrating that my mouse would connect but not my keyboard any longer.

However, I went into the Widcomm software, hardware tab, clicked on advanced, clicked on the "Broadcom Ultimate Low Cost Bluetooth" dongle, clicked update driver, let vista search internet for it. It installed the latest version which is version 6x and now my keyboard works again. woohoo! I did have to delete the keyboard from the device list and add it again. It works now. Hope that helps anyone else that has the same issue.


Albert 7 years ago

Rocketfish tech support is useless but here is what i found. the combo says it workks with vista and technically it does. i never completed the install and the mouse and keyboard work but the multimedia functions dont. i cant get bluetooth to load or work so i went searching for the rocketfish driver for just the dongle alone and found out that the dongle is not compatible with vista. hope this helps you guys out in solving your problems if you decide to keep the combo


CyberTron 7 years ago

FIXED THE KEYBOARD!! Like many of you the mouse worked great but the keyboard dropped, in fact i couldn't pair it at all. For some reason the keyboard showed a red checkmark, and on the odd occassion the green arrows back aND FORTH but then only the outside buttons worked and not the keyboard.

So the fix??? Well I had to format my computer for a virus issue and without even installing the RocketFish drivers all of a sudden the keyboard worked, but alas the scroll when on the mouse doesnt.

So I can only assume its using the Windows BT stack and without drivers is simply accepting the input. Its been 3 weeks, and not a drop. In fact the worst part i had before was getting the keyboard to work on boot up, before windows. Well no drivers = better product. I don't know if just uyninstalling the drivers fixes it, but I know a fresh OS of XP SP3 and just the donly plugged in (i didnt even have to pair them) all work.

Now if they could only maKe a scroll wheel driver, I'd be set, but no way am I installing that CD.

cheers All


TechWiz 7 years ago

I have the keyboard and I will admit its not perfect with its random connection drops and oddly long connect times but overall I love this thing.

The keyboard and mouse both have a power save feature that will disconnect/power down the mouse and keyboard when they are not in constant use. Maybe some software can fix that but I wouldnt know. Also the drivers on the disc that came with the keyboard include bluetooth stack drivers and drivers for the media keys etc etc.

To the gamer guy, just keep iTunes in the background while you play and iTunes will recognize the pressing of the media keys. IT HAS TO BE OPEN and in the background, e.g. not in taskbar mode or in the tray. This method also works with Windows Media Player/ Center and I think this is also supported by WinAmp but I'm not sure.

Also if you are having issues conncting the devices, try pressing the connect button on the dongle that comes with the keyboard/mouse. For those not using the original dongle make sure you pair the devices by pressing the connect button under the devices.

I used to have my own bluetooth adapter but I switched out for the one included because I could not use my old bluetooth adapter during BIOS and POST so it would keep showing a "No Keyboard Found" error which I could not remove.


Falkon 7 years ago

I had the frustrating disconnect problem as well. Disconnecting is normal, as it saves battery power in the keyboard by switching off the radio after a certain amount of inactivity. The problem was the thing would not reconnect.

Well, I managed to fix the problem. The solution is to go to uninstall the widcomm stack drivers that came with the rocketfish keyboard via Add/Remove Programs. Next, install the latest Widcomm drivers from Broadcomm. Get them here: http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.p...

Then, just install your new bluetooth stack, and everything should work after that. The keyboard will still disconnect, but it will reconnect whenever you start to use it. Since doing this, I haven't had any further issues.


Mike Shubeck 7 years ago

This is the best keyboard mouse combo on the market PERIOD.... when it works. I have bought two sets - one for home and one for work. Getting things to work has always been a struggle. This is a case of great hardware engineering that is at the mercy of a bad company and bad software.

Bluetooth isn't ready for prime time because we are in a period similar to early TCP/IP where there wasn't a stack built into the OS. The only real Bluetooth stack provider is Widcomm and the lack of competition means they can charge a fortune for an inferrior product. I believe Broadcom recently acquired Widcomm, but haven't seen much improvement.

The side scroll has never worked. I have gotten all other features of the devices to work by experimenting with different driver combinations. It should just work, but it is rare when you can install straight from the Rocketfish CD and have it work.


Mike Shubeck 7 years ago

This is the best keyboard mouse combo on the market PERIOD.... when it works. I have bought two sets - one for home and one for work. Getting things to work has always been a struggle. This is a case of great hardware engineering that is at the mercy of a bad company and bad software.

Bluetooth isn't ready for prime time because we are in a period similar to early TCP/IP where there wasn't a stack built into the OS. The only real Bluetooth stack provider is Widcomm and the lack of competition means they can charge a fortune for an inferrior product. I believe Broadcom recently acquired Widcomm, but haven't seen much improvement.

The side scroll has never worked. I have gotten all other features of the devices to work by experimenting with different driver combinations. It should just work, but it is rare when you can install straight from the Rocketfish CD and have it work.


Vinal Applebee 7 years ago

I just got thia combo. Works perfectly on a Dell Studio15 with bluetooth built-in. I did not even have to load the drivers. The scroll buttons and slide buttons work AND the multimedia buttons on the mouse work perfectly even when NOT in MediaPlayer. Perhaps they've improved their product or it's just better on Vista (32bit BTW)


jereminion@gmail.com 7 years ago

i bought this keyboard at best buy. when it works (50% of the time) it is great. the mouse is huge though and the horizontal scroll doesnt work what so ever but who needs that anyway.

the biggest problem with this product is that half the time, it wont pair with your computer. sometimes, it even stops connecting in the middle of using it and i wont reconnect unless you do weird things to fix the problem. i tried reconnecting the bluetooth usb device and restarting the computer. it seems i just need to not use it for a while and suddenly it works for no reason.

if you are looking to buy a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, dont buy this one. this was the best one at best buy (not saying much though) so i just bought it to go with my ps3 and have a wireless set for my pc. this is really just a piece of garbage made to look stylish. i guess i was a sucker and thought i could get a decent piece of equiptment for a reasonable price but i was wrong when i purchased this. best buy in general is a bad store but wow i went wrong when i entered the store and bought this. they only had two different bluetooth keyboards, probably because the other ones worked 0% of the time and these two only work 50% of the time.

i guess i have to start ordering equiptment i need online. im typing this message on a wired usb keyboard that functions as soon as i plug it in. i wish i could say the same about my wireless rocketfish bluetooth keyboard.


Gabriel Mendoza 7 years ago

The lightweight and stylish wireless keyboard offers mobility and comfort wherever you type.


Brian 7 years ago

I also have the keyboard and mouse combo, and have been using them for two years now. I started using it when I would hook my work laptop up to my flat screen. Now I have a HTPC and use them with it. No problems at all! until...

... I upgraded to windows 7. The driver install was a mess, and Windows eventually rejected one of the drivers because Rocketfish didn't license it. I can use the keyboard and mouse just fine when typing on my TV, just the scroll wheel and buttons don't work. I'll let you guys know if I find a solution.

I have had limited problems with the device cutting in and out. I've noticed that Windows will sometimes try to control your devices on/off to save battery life, so if you're idle too long the device will shut off. I forget how to fix that though.


Brian 7 years ago

http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.p...

This driver, that is posted above in another post, fixed everything with Windows 7. Thanks guys.


Math 7 years ago

Stay away from RocketFish products... this is the worst keyboard and mouse you'll ever have. The delay is very very annoying,the KB will just stop responding, lag or type the same letter 50 times (guess that's lagging anyway). Trust me don't drop 100$ on this combo


Jim 6 years ago

I had the same problems as most of the above post. No scrolling no keyboard at all. I went to rocketfish.com support and loaded the broadcom software and then paired the mouse and keyboard. It worked like a charm both mosue and keyboard. It's a great product once the right drivers are loaded. There install disk is the problem not the product itself


Doug 6 years ago

I just aquired this keyboard and mouse. Right out of the box the mouse works well. The keyboard on the other hand is having intermitten problems just like other users have described. I found that if I slap the back of the keyboard once or twice it will start working again. I noticed that it is made in China. I can only assume that there must be low quality solder joints causing the intermitten problems that everyone is experiencing. I will be returning my keyboard and mouse.


momtodogs 6 years ago

I really liked the look of this set, and bought it at Best Buy, when my keyboard suffered a 'toxic spill' (LOL) and I needed an emergency replacement. I especially liked the feature of having the media/programmable key's down the sides, instead of above, the main keys. I use a keyboard drawer on my desk, and hate having to pull the drawer out further whenever I need to access media keys on most other keyboards.

Imagine my mood when, after spending about 4 hours fiddling with settings while trying to set this up with my HP TouchSmart IQ504, I called tech support at Rockfish only to find out that this keyboard won't work with 64-bit machines.

NOWHERE....on the box, in the user guide, on Rocketfish.com or any other site I surfed while shopping for the perfect combo, was there any mention of this limitation. In fact, the tech support person (on the phone) said that is a frequent frustration for them, too, because this issue comes up often.

Potentially a good product, but ..... I'll never know.


jeroly 6 years ago

I am writing this on my rocketfish bluetooth keyboard through my 64-bit Windows 7 install on my HTPC. It works very well, better than when I had it running Vista; I think that there are new drivers for the Bluetooth dongle. The trick in getting it to pair properly is to right-mouse-click on the keyboard icon in the 'add bluetooth device' dialog and click to get the driver.


Craig 6 years ago

jeroly - pardon my ignorance but...right-click keyboard icon in what application? the broadcom site? somewhere in Win7?


Michael 6 years ago

Confirmed working in 64-bit Win7! Right click the keyboard icon in "Add devices" choose properties and check the drivers box! Hit okay and you're rockin!


Patrick 5 years ago

Ive been having trouble with windows 7. I got it working a few months ago after an hour or two of resetting and installing manually (cause auto install cd doesnt work with windows 7), but since yesterday window keeps automatically downloading a microsoft driver and totally takes over the dongle which makes everything go out... I uninstall the MS driver, and it works again, but then 10 seconds after i reboot, it installs it again automatically (6 times in a row uninstalling and installing). Im going to try installing that driver from the link listed above. Hopefully that works


Patrick 5 years ago

Hey, here is the fix for the Rocketfish Keyboard and Mouse combo. Im sure some of you probably figured this out like I did (I speak spanish and found the answer on some spanish guys website in South America). You cannot install the drivers from rocketfish that came with it. You need to let Windows 7 take over and install its own drivers. It wont recognize the keyboard (at first), but you need to "add a bluetooth device" from the bluetooth menu or control panel, then when you see the keyboard, DONT double click or click ok, but instead, right click on the keyboard, go to properties, then the services tab. You need to click the box that says drivers for keyboard, mouse, etc. Now everything works great.... it even controls windows media player no matter which window you are on, but Itunes sucks with the media controls (you have to be on the itunes window to use the media controls). Hope that helps!


Jon LeDrew 5 years ago

Just bought this and I have to say for the price it was worth it. Easily paired with my Windows 7 64 bit laptop and my PS3. Take the advice offered in this thread and don't install the drivers with the CD that comes with this set. For the price I would definitely recommend this package.


Mike 4 years ago

I cannot get open the battery case on the mouse.

Instructions say, "press the tab to release the battery cover." I have pressed and pressed.

There is a slot about 2 mm width and 1.5 cm wide on the cover. Below that is a semicircular depression. Is that the tab?

Anyone else have this problem? Thank you (and no need to remind me of my congenital stupidity).


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