Neo A2 lite : Key repeat slow

#1
Hello.
I wanted to ask if anyone knows why keyboard keys don't have fast repetition like a classic wireless keyboard. Mine is much slower and I can't speed it up. If I hit "W" with "normal" wireless it is very fast. With that of the NEo A2 Lite it is very slow. Why? No can a solution be found?
 

ArcticWolf

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#2
Hello.
I wanted to ask if anyone knows why keyboard keys don't have fast repetition like a classic wireless keyboard. Mine is much slower and I can't speed it up. If I hit "W" with "normal" wireless it is very fast. With that of the NEo A2 Lite it is very slow. Why? No can a solution be found?
For whatever reason the Neo A2 Lite does have a painfully long/slow repeat rate & there's nothing that can be done as it's essentially hard coded as far as I'm aware. (Although, happy to be corrected :).)

The Neo A3 is a massive improvement with a very short/fast repeat rate.

Can exchange your A2 Lite for an A3 or have you owned it for some rime?
 

CybeRider

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#8
One last question: But isn't the NEO A3 just for Android? I should use it on WINDOWS 10. Can you confirm that it's okay? Thanks
Hi @denim69 it's not like it won't work for Windows. I am actually writing this in my Win10 laptop with a Neo A3, just for the tryout, and no trouble at all (you have to select English US as a keyboard language for the extra characters to fit the buttons in the keyboard). There are a few buttons in the W2 that are specific for Windows functions. These are not replicated in the A3 (check the above link as @notrui mentions, and take a look at both in the pics). Yet, if you are using an A2 Lite in your Windows machine you will do the same things with an A3 for sure. The Neo A3 takes a bit more juice from the batteries than the A2 Lite.
 
#10
I also bought a NEO W2, the keyboard is fast and behaves exactly like the classic one but what I don't understand is why in the NEO A2 Lite the pointer and keyboard worked at the same time, while with the W2 if you turn on one side only the pointer and vice versa the keyboard. Can't I disable it?
 

ArcticWolf

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#11
I also bought a NEO W2, the keyboard is fast and behaves exactly like the classic one but what I don't understand is why in the NEO A2 Lite the pointer and keyboard worked at the same time, while with the W2 if you turn on one side only the pointer and vice versa the keyboard. Can't I disable it?
The W2 had extra power saving measures implemented to increase battery life, including shutting one side down when it's not in use.

As far as I'm aware this can't be overridden.
 

CybeRider

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#13
Thank you
I'm sorry there is no way to disable it. I needed to use it with both features at the same time
The W2 had extra power saving measures implemented to increase battery life, including shutting one side down when it's not in use.

As far as I'm aware this can't be overridden.
Same thing happens with the Neo A3, because differently from the A2 it lits the buttons for ease of use in dark environment. I have to admit it never crossed my mind the possibility to use both sides of these devices at the same time. :cautious:
 

ArcticWolf

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#14
Same thing happens with the Neo A3, because differently from the A2 it lits the buttons for ease of use in dark environment. I have to admit it never crossed my mind the possibility to use both sides of these devices at the same time. :cautious:
There's also an additional difference in power saving behaviour between the standard A2 Lite & A2 Lite backlit, & the standard Neo A3 & Neo A3 backlit too. (The backlit A2 Lite/A3 variants essentially behave the same as the W2 variant.)

I agree, they were never really designed or intended for using both sides simultaneously, even if the older variants do actually allow it.

Although, if it was a common feature I still doubt many would even consider using the keyboard side if it was inactive/down facing for obvious reasons. Additionally, the gyros would also be completely reversed on all possible axis when the remote is flipped over too, so that becomes a comedy of errors as well. (I tried using the fly mode by reversing the actual display & by the time I had messed around attempting to get the cursor anywhere near my intended target (let alone actually hit it), I could have simply flipped the remote over & back again multiple times ;). (However, I guess with extended practice one could eventually reprogram the brain accordingly but it would take serious time & effort & there are probably easier workarounds.) I did wonder if just allowing the D-pad/D-pad center could maybe be useful too but as far as I can tell the cursor keys & enter on the keyboard side will then actually fulfill the same purpose "most of the time" anyway.

I think @denim69 is in a slim minority of users who'd actually need or benefit from such a feature (unfortunately), but I can certainly see why it may be useful as he does specifically mention having hand problems too which are often subjective, & in such cases its probably worth the time required to relearn using his remotes in complete reverse for it to become instinctual :).
 

CybeRider

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#15
... in such cases its probably worth the time required to relearn using his remotes in complete reverse for it to become instinctual :).
I get divided between such a learning process or simply connecting a regular wireless mouse to another USB port and working the keyboard in the W2 together, but once again that might be out of chance for multiple reasons.
 

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