Falcon Keyboard FAQ

Windows 10 Bluetooth Pairing

A Windows 10 operating system major update, version 1703, initially released in April 2017, changed the Bluetooth interface for built-in Bluetooth and Bluetooth USB adapters (dongles). Some customers have had difficulty with the interface resulting in failure to pair the Falcon keyboard with the Windows 10 device. A recent update released Oct 10, 2017 appears to have corrected the problems with the Bluetooth interface allowing customers to successfully pair their Falcon Bluetooth keyboard with the Windows 10 device.

If you are having difficulty pairing your Falcon keyboard with a Windows 10 device (desktop, laptop, Surface tablet or other device running Windows 10) the first step you should take is to update your operating system to the latest version. As of this writing, the latest version is 1703, build 15063.674 dated Oct 10, 2017. Any version higher than this should have the same fixes to the Bluetooth interface. Use the Update & Security control panel in Windows Settings to update your Windows 10 operating system.

Default Windows 10 procedure to pair the Falcon Keyboard with your Windows 10 device: Once the Windows 10 operating system is up to date, follow this procedure to pair your Falcon Bluetooth keyboard.

  • Turn the Falcon keyboard off using the power switch in the upper left hand corner. All indicator lights should go out.
  • Turn the Falcon keyboard on using the power switch. The blue ‘Bluetooth’ light in the upper right should come on momentarily.
  • Select the Bluetooth channel you want to use by pressing the Fn key and F1, F2 or F3 together.
  • Select Devices from Windows Settings from the Windows Start menu or the Action Center on Windows Tablets and Smart Phones.
  • Select Bluetooth & other devices from the Device list on the left hand side of the Device window.
  • Ensure that the Bluetooth switch is On (blue).
  • On the Falcon Keyboard, press the Sync button, upper right corner. The blue Bluetooth light should start flashing.
  • Select + Add Bluetooth or other device.
  • In the Add a device window, select Bluetooth. The available bluetooth devices should appear below ‘Add a Device’.
  • A keyboard symbol with the word FALCON should appear on the ‘Add a device’ window. Select it.
  • A box should open with a six or seven digit number displayed, this is the pair code which must be entered into the Falcon keyboard main number line to confirm the device.
  • Enter the pair code immediately in the main number line of the Falcon keyboard and then press Return on the keyboard. Do not use the number pad as it is not active until the keyboard is successfully paired with your device. The ‘Add a device’ window should close and the FALCON should show as Connected on the ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ settings window, listed under ‘Mouse, keyboard, & pen’.
  • If the Falcon keyboard fails to pair on the first try, select FALCON on the ‘Add a device” list again and enter the new pair code followed by the Return key. Try to enter the pair code quickly and accurately as it will time out.
  • When successfully paired and connected to your device, the Falcon keyboard green battery light and the blue channel light above F1, F2 or F3 keys should blink periodically. The green Caps light and Num light should be on if Caps Lock and/or Num lk are activated.

Alternate Windows 10 procedure to pair the Falcon Bluetooth Keyboard with your Windows 10 device: The default method to add a Bluetooth Device in the Devices Settings window, only allows a couple of attempts to pair your Falcon Keyboard to the Windows 10 device. If you fail to connect and the Add a Bluetooth Device requires you to enter a PIN to go any farther, follow the following steps:

  • At the bottom of the Bluetooth & other devices Settings window (Windows Settings/Devices (Bluetooth, printers, mouse)/Bluetooth & other devices) under Related settings, select Devices and printers.
  • If the Falcon is shown in the Devices list of the Devices and Printers window but you are not able to connect to it or use it, select the Falcon device and then select Remove device from the menu bar immediately above the Devices list. Confirm your selection in the Remove Device dialog box that pops up by clicking YES.
  • Turn the Falcon keyboard off using the power switch in the upper left hand corner. All indicator lights should go out.
  • Turn the Falcon keyboard on using the power switch. The blue ‘Bluetooth’ light in the upper right should come on momentarily.
  • Select the Bluetooth channel you want to use by pressing the Fn key and F1, F2 or F3 together. You may have to select a different bluetooth channel than the one used on the first attempt above.
  • On the Falcon Keyboard, press the Sync button, upper right corner. The blue Bluetooth light should start flashing.
  • In the Devices and Printers window, select Add a device. The Add a device window should pop up and the Falcon should be displayed. If the Sync light on the keyboard should stop blinking, press the Sync button again to allow the Add a device window to find the Falcon keyboard.
  • Select the Falcon keyboard and select Next at the bottom of the window. In the subsequent window, the instructions Enter the Passcode for your keyboard should be displayed with the additional instructions, “You might need to enter the same passcode into the keyboard.” and a blank box with the cursor blinking in it. Below the box are the words “Or try entering a passcode on it.
  • Select the bottom line in the dialog box Or try entering a passcode on it. A 6 or 8 digit passcode should appear in the dialog box. Immediately enter this passcode into the main number line keys of the Falcon keyboard (not the number keypad) and hit the enter key. You only have a few seconds to successfully enter the passcode, if you do not enter it correctly in time, you will have to start over by selecting Add a device from the menu bar.
  • Once your have successfully entered the passcode, the dialog box should show the drivers being installed and then show the Falcon in the Devices list.
  • When successfully paired and connected to your device, the Falcon keyboard green battery light and the blue channel light above F1, F2 or F3 keys should blink periodically. The green Caps light and Num light should be on if Caps Lock and/or Num lk are activated.

You can test the Falcon keyboard by moving the cursor on your device by moving your thumb on the optical thumb drive in the spacebar of the Falcon keyboard. The keys on the keyboard can be tested in any application that allows text entry.

The Falcon keyboard will go to sleep if not used for a time and the status below the FALCON symbol on the ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ list will show as Paired. All status lights on the keyboard will be dark. The status will change to Connected if the keyboard is used again.

If the steps above are unsuccessful in allowing the Falcon keyboard to pair and connect with your Windows 10 device, you may be able to solve the problem using the Bluetooth troubleshooter which is located in the Update & Security settings, under the Troubleshoot menu item (left hand column). Scroll down to ‘Find and fix other  problems’ and select Bluetooth and then select Run the troubleshooter. When the Bluetooth troubleshooter completes its action, repeat the steps above to pair the Falcon keyboard with your Windows 10 device.

 

Use of the Falcon Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple MacIntosh Operating System (OS X)

We recently received the following question from a Falcon Bluetooth keyboard user:

Question: MacBook Air problems

I like the keyboard, but for some reason, I can’t get it to work properly in Mac OS. Many of the keys do nothing, like the Numlk & keypad do nothing. I didn’t see anything about it anywhere, either. How do I get it to work?

Answer:

The Mac Operating System, up to and including the latest version of OS X, does not support navigation using the numeric keypad. The standard Apple Extended Keyboard does not have the arrows, Home, Pg Up, Pg Dn, End printed on the numeric keypad keys and does not have the ‘Num Lock’ key. The Extended Keyboard does have separate arrow keys and Home, Page Up, Page Down, End keys which are supported by the Falcon Keyboard, although In different locations on the keyboard.

The ‘Num’ light does not come on when depressed on the Falcon Keyboard with the Mac OS, however, the numeric keys themselves do work.

All the top row of keys work with the Mac OS but only basic functions, such as Esc and F-1 through F-12 but not all the functions on the Apple Keyboard are supported such as ‘Volume Control’ and ‘Eject’. The functions of the F keys are determined by the application you are using. You will have to experiment to see which F keys do what in each application.

The ‘Caps’ light comes on when the ‘Caps Lock’ key is depressed with the Mac OS if you are connected via Bluetooth, as will the flashing Blue Light above the F1, F2 or F3 keys, depending on which Bluetooth channel you are using, and the slowly flashing green battery light.

The ‘Prnt Scr’ (Print Screen) key does not work with the Mac OS.

There are specialized applications for the Mac OS (games for example) which may have the ability to assign an alternate function to the numeric keys but that function is not supported by the standard Mac OS.

Falcon Technical Support

My computer does not have Bluetooth, will the Falcon Keyboard work with it?

The falcon™ keyboard requires a Bluetooth capable device to pair with. If your computer does not have Bluetooth built-in (probably a Windows PC or laptop), there are inexpensive USB adaptors or “dongles” that can be purchased and installed in an available USB port. This will provide the Bluetooth connectivity you need to pair the falcon™ keyboard to your computer.

A current selection of available Bluetooth adapters can be found on Amazon.com HERE.

Note on Bluetooth Dongles: If your device does not have ‘built-in’ Bluetooth, you will have to purchase and install a Bluetooth adapter or “dongle” which is inserted in an available USB port and may require additional software to download and install. The Bluetooth version installed on the falcon™ keyboard is compatible with Bluetooth versions 2.0 through 4.0, however, not all dongles work on all computers. Providing a dongle with each falcon™ was considered, but there was no way to tell if they would work on every device. Falcon Enterprises tested several dongles, and found that some would work on some older PCs and laptops, but not on others. We found that the Bluetooth 3.0 adapters worked on more models, however, we cannot say ‘use this one’. The newer laptops, tablets and PC’s work better as they are more likely to have ‘built-in’ Bluetooth installed or are compatible with the latest Bluetooth adapters. All Mac OS and Apple iOS devices have had built-in Bluetooth for some time now and do not require a separate dongle.

My cursor moves too slow, how do I increase the cursor speed?

 

Precise speed and movement of the cursor on the monitor can be adjusted by varying the DPI (dots per inch-the accuracy of the picture being taken). Changing from 400, 600, or 1200 DPI is performed by pressing Fn + S together. Repeating Fn + S steps through each DPI setting in order.

A very slight movement of the thumb or finger on the lens can show the change in movement speed from one DPI step to the next.

Bluetooth Syncing (Pairing) Problems

Bluetooth Syncing (Pairing) Problems

Device syncing (pairing or connecting) with falcon™

Usually syncing (also called Pairing or Connecting by some operating systems) the falcon™ to your computer, tablet or smart phone is accomplished very easily following the instructions on the FAQ “How do I sync my falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard with my devices?”. See also the FAQ “Windows 10 Bluetooth Pairing”.

If you have difficulty syncing your keyboard to one or more devices please read the advice below. Since difficulty syncing is more often a problem with older Windows PCs, this advice is written for the Windows 7 operating system.

Failure of Bluetooth Syncing: When syncing (pairing or connecting) is not occurring, the ‘num lock’, ‘caps lock’ lights will not come on, the F1, 2 or 3 blue LEDs do not flash, and the optical mouse and keys, do not work. Even if the falcon™ icon on the ‘Device and Printer’ control panel (or equivalent third party installed control panel) shows a symbol such as a “green checkmark”, the devices may not be synced unless the device “status” shows that the devices are paired or connected. The green checkmark only shows that the computer is recognizing that the computer’s Bluetooth (built-in or external dongle) is active and it ‘sees’ the falcon™. It does not guarantee the device is successfully or currently connected. Failure to sync can occur if entering the pairing code (4 or 8 digits generated by the device control panel) on the number pad instead of the main number line on the falcon™ keyboard or the ‘enter‘ key is not pressed before the falcon™ sync period times out. The wrong device may also be selected for syncing (should be initially identified as a keyboard and then change to Falcon after pairing or connecting). Windows operating systems sometimes have difficulty locating and loading the correct driver for the Bluetooth device causing a failure to connect before the falcon™ Bluetooth sync period times out. An active internet connection is required if the current keyboard driver cannot be found on the computer and the operating system must search for it.

Note on Bluetooth Dongles: If your device does not have ‘built-in’ Bluetooth, you will have to purchase and install a Bluetooth adapter or “dongle” which is inserted in an available USB port and may require additional software to download and install. The Bluetooth version installed on the falcon™ keyboard is compatible with Bluetooth versions 2.0 through 4.0, however, not all dongles work on all computers. Providing a dongle with each falcon™ was considered, but there was no way to tell if they would work on every device. Falcon Enterprises tested several dongles, and found that some would work on some older PCs and laptops, but not on others. We found that the Bluetooth 3.0 adapters worked on more models, however, we cannot say ‘use this one’. The newer laptops, tablets and PC’s work better as they are more likely to have ‘built-in’ Bluetooth installed or are compatible with the latest Bluetooth adapters. All Mac OS and Apple iOS devices have had built-in Bluetooth for some time now and do not require a separate dongle.

Syncing Check Items: If you are having a problem with syncing, here are some things you can try.

  1. On the falcon™ keyboard, press the power button (upper left corner) making sure that the green power light flashes on upper right keyboard edge, and that the keyboard is charged (if a red power light shows, recharge the keyboard first).
  2. If you have Bluetooth devices listed on the ‘Devices and Printers’ or third party Bluetooth control panel which are not connected or no longer in use with your PC, remove them from the available device list by selecting them and click on “remove device” from the .
  3. If you have the falcon™ symbol on the control panel from a previous attempt to install, try deleting it and start the pairing sequence over again.
  4. Make sure you are connected to the internet to allow the operating system to search for the correct driver for the falcon™.
  5. When entering the sync or pair code (4 to 8 digit number), use the main number line on the falcon™ keyboard, not the number pad which is not active until the keyboard has been successfully synced and don’t forget to press Enter.
  6. Try restarting your PC and attempt to sync the falcon™ without as many applications running. This may prevent the pairing process from timing out before the sync is completed.
  7. Check to see if the falcon™ will sync with other devices. If it does, the keyboard is functional. It is down to finding the right Bluetooth dongle match for your equipment. Try a 3.0 dongle rather than 4.0. The falcon™ is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 and ‘back’ versions like a 3.0, or even 2.0.

Syncing Instructions for a Windows PC: If syncing is still not successful, use the following steps for re-syncing a Windows PC after turning the falcon™ on:

  1. Restart your Windows computer. Ensure no applications are running which would slow down your computer excessively. Install or reinstall third party Bluetooth software if using a Bluetooth adapter (dongle).
  2. Go to your Windows ‘Start’ button on your PC and select ‘Devices and Printers’. If you have third party Bluetooth software installed, start it or open its control panel. If the ‘falcon™‘ icon is showing, click on it and select ‘remove device’ or hit the ‘delete’ key.  This allows syncing to be restarted with the correct Bluetooth device and channel.
  3. Press Fn+F1 (F2 or F3) keys at the same time on the falcon™. This tells the board that you want F1 to be the Bluetooth channel linked with your computer.  (or F2 or F3, your choice)
  4. Now, on the ‘Devices and Printers’ screen, select ‘Add a Device’ or equivalent action on the third party Bluetooth control panel.
  5. Press the sync button on the upper right corner of the falcon keyboard until the blue light flashes. If the ‘search’ is successful, a new device or the ‘falcon™‘ icon should show up on the ‘Devices and Printers’ screen or Bluetooth control panel. This does not mean that it is synced as yet.
  6. Highlight the new device or falcon icon and select ‘next’ on the ‘Devices and Printers’ screen or ‘pair’ or ‘connect’ depending on the Bluetooth software installed.
  7. Instructions for typing in the sync or pair code (4 to 8 digit number) should be provided–these have to be typed into the falcon™ keyboard main number line (not the number pad) and the falcon™ keyboard ‘enter’ key pressed. It may take a few moments for the syncing to be finished. Be patient while the device driver software is installed. If your device syncs successfully, the caps lock and num lock lights should now be active (if Caps Lock or Num lk keys have been pressed)–and the F1 (or F2, or F3) blue light will flash every so often to show which connection is active. The cursor control optical mouse and keys will be active as well.
  8. If the above steps are not successful, repeat the instructions once or twice more. We have yet to have a board fail to synced as long as the device is compatible with Bluetooth or has a functioning Bluetooth dongle.

Tablets and Smart Phones: The above hints are similar for a tablet and a smart phone. It is hoped that the rest of your learning period with the falcon is successful.

My keyboard will not wake up my desktop PC after it has gone to sleep. What can I do to prevent this? Is there a work around?

My Keyboard will not wake up my Desktop PC

Your device’s wakeup response to the falcon™ depends on the device and whether it has built-in Bluetooth or uses a Bluetooth adapter (dongle). Sleep mode is an issue with a Windows PC when using a Bluetooth adapter (dongle) as opposed to built-in Bluetooth. The PC’s BIOS controls prevent a device connected through a Bluetooth adapter from waking up the PC.

Your options are:

  • If your device is a Laptop or has a touch screen, you can always wake it up from the built-in keyboard/trackpad or by touching the screen.
  • Momentarily press the Power Button to wake up the computer (don’t press too long or it will go into the shutdown mode).
  • Turn off the sleep mode in the Power Options control panel. The Display monitor can still be set to go to sleep if desired.
  • Keep a separate USB mouse connected and use it to wake up the computer when needed.

If you have a Windows PC or Mac that does have built-in Bluetooth and you have problems waking up the PC from sleep, the problem may be corrected by changing settings in the appropriate device driver or device control panel. To change the settings do the following:

Windows PC: (note these instructions are specific to Windows 7)

  • Open the Mouse or Keyboard Control panel from the Start Menu/Control Panels or Start Menu/Devices and Printers (double click on the Bluetooth device to open the device properties window).
  • Select the Hardware tab and then under Devices select the HID Keyboard Device for the Bluetooth keyboard or the HID Compliant Mouse for the Bluetooth mouse.
  • Click on the “Properties” button and in the subsequent window click on “Change Settings”.
  • In the subsequent window, select the “Power Mangement” tab.
  • Check the box next to “Allow this device to wake the computer.”
    Click OK to close each window.
    Repeat the steps for other device (Keyboard or Mouse) so that either can be used wake the computer

Mac OSX:

Open the Bluetooth control panel in System Preferences and click on the Advanced Button. Select all three options for Bluetooth operation including “Allow Bluetooth Devices to wake this computer.” Then click OK and close the control panel.

I’m left handed, is there a falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard for me?

 

The keyboard can be used for either right hand or left hand operation. Normally, the right two activation keys mimic the left-right click keys on a normal mouse. The left two activation keys provide scroll up and down operation. The activation keys can be reversed by pressing FN+R+L at the same time. PressingFN+R+L again returns to normal.

The right and left hand modes of the keyboard operate slightly differently. Please see the appropriate description below.

Right Hand Keyboard Operation:

The falcon™keyboard has a built-in optical mouse that allows the user to move the cursor on the monitor in almost an identical manner to using a normal mouse.  Instead of moving the mouse over a surface to move the cursor, the thumb is moved over the ‘optical mouse’ to move the cursor.  By moving the edge of the right or left thumb over the cursor port at the space bar, the cursor is moved.  Consequently, this cursor port along with the four small white activation keys are used to perform the exact same functions provided by a normal computer mouse (Left click, Right click, etc.).  When the cursor is over the spot desired, that item can be activated by using the index finger of the right hand to press the small white key just above the “H” key (Left Click).  The middle finger can be used on the small white key just above the “j” key (Right Click) to pull down menus.  Scroll up and down can be operated with the left hand index and middle finger respectively on the small white keys just above the “D” and “F” keys.

By holding down both the Left and Right Click buttons, the thumb can be used to rotate an object on the monitor.  By holding down both the up and down scroll buttons, the thumb can be used to zoom the object.

Note: A new right hand user of the falcon™  may find it easier to use the Left Hand Keyboard Operation setup so that the left hand can be used for Left and Right click while the right hand thumb is used to move the cursor without worrying about the right hand finger activation of selection keys.

Left Hand Keyboard Operation:

The falcon™ keyboard has a built-in mouse operation that allows the user to move the cursor on the monitor by moving the edge of the right or left thumb over the cursor port.  This cursor port along with the four small white activation keys are used to perform the exact same functions provided by a normal computer mouse (Left click, Right click).  When the cursor is over the spot desired, that item can be activated by using the middle finger of the left hand to press the small white key just above the “D” key (Left Click).  The index finger can be used on the small white key just above the “F” key (Right Click) to pull down menus.  Scroll up and down can be operated with the right hand index and middle finger respectively on the small white keys just above the “H” and “J” keys.

By holding down both the Left and Right Click buttons, the thumb can be used to rotate an object on the monitor. By holding down both the up and down scroll buttons, the thumb can be used to zoom the object.

Note: A new left hand user of the falcon™  may find it easier to use the Right Hand Keyboard Operation setup so that the right hand can be used for Left and Right click while the left hand thumb is used to move the cursor without worrying about the left hand finger activation of selection keys.

How can I control which device my keyboard is pairing (synced) to?

 

Press the Fn+F1, F2 or F3 key to switch between devices.

Use the “Bluetooth” control panel on each device to remove any unwanted pairings, or change which Function Key (F1, F2 or F3) is assigned to the desired device. You must Un-Pair (un-sync) the device using the Bluetooth control panel and then press Fn+F1, F2 or F3 before Pairing (syncing) the keyboard to the device again. Follow the instructions above to Pair (Sync) the keyboard to the device.

My keyboard isn’t connecting to the device I want it to, how do I fix it?

 

Because the falcon™ can be paired (synced) with more than one device at a time, it is possible that some interference my occur preventing connecting to the desired device. You can visit the “Bluetooth” control panel on the device you wish to remove to delete any unwanted pairings. Follow the instructions below to pair (sync) the keyboard to more than one device. (HOW CAN I CONTROL WHICH DEVICE MY KEYBOARD IS PAIRED (SYNCED) TO?)

 

My device doesn’t show a cursor, what’s going on?

 

If you have successfully paired the falcon™ to your device you should have cursor control whenever the falcon™ is active and connected. You may have to move the cursor to reconnect if it has been idle for a few minutes. The falcon™ will not provide cursor control to a device that does not support cursor movement (ie., iPhone, iPad). If you have an iPhone or iPad, touching the screen where you desire to insert text will initiate where typing is to begin.

My keyboard went to sleep, what do I do? Is it still connected to my devices?

 

The falcon™ goes to sleep during periods of non-use to conserve battery life. The falcon™ can be awakened by pressing any key; the Green Battery light should start blinking to indicate it is active. It should remain synced and connect automatically when it is awakened again as evidenced by the flashing BLUE pairing light (F1, F2 or F3 depending on which channel is in use). The NUM and CAPS lights will also come on (if in Num Lock and/or Caps Lock mode) while the falcon™ is in use.

Pressing and holding the POWER button will turn the falcon™ off, and restart will require pressing and holding the POWER button until the Blue sync light comes on and the GREEN Battery light starts blinking again.

If the Battery light turns RED or will not come on at all, then recharge the keyboard as described above. (HOW DO I CHARGE MY FALCON™ BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD?)

 If for any reason the falcon™ has become unpaired from your device (GREEN Battery light comes on but the flashing BLUE pairing light does not and the falcon™ will not generate cursor or key strokes even after the PC and Monitor wake up), please follow the steps above to re-sync your keyboard. (HOW DO I SYNC MY FALCON™ BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD WITH MY DEVICES?)

How do I sync my falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard with my devices?

Synching with your falcon™ keyboard with your Bluetooth device

 

The falcon™is a multi-platform keyboard, capable of being operated with any personal computer (PC), iPAD, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone or Tablet equipped with Bluetooth chip set.  The synced device must support the “Bluetooth HID” (Human Interface Design) profile.  Microsoft Windows, Android, OSX and iOS should work whereas the Blackberry will not.

If you plan to have more than one device synced (or paired) to the same falcon™ keyboard, select Fn+F1, F2 or F3 before starting the syncing operation so you can assign that device to the appropriate channel (F1, F2 or F3). Note: F1 is the default channel and the first device will be paired using that channel if a channel is not selected. The blue LED above the F1, F2 or F3 (determined by channel in use) key should slowly flash to indicate when the keyboard is connected.

Synching the falcon™ with your iPAD, iPhone, iMac, or other Apple device:

Use the following steps to sync the keyboard:

  1. Turn on your falcon™ using the upper left hand Power button.
  2. 
Turn on the Apple device to be paired.
  3. Open System Preferences (OSX) or Settings (iOS) on the Apple device.
  4. Select (click on or touch select) Bluetooth.
  5. Turn Bluetooth on (button turns green in iOS).
  6. Press the “Sync” button on the upper right hand corner of the falcon™ keyboard.
  7. The blue “bluetooth” LED should start flashing indicating that it is “Now Discoverable”.
  8. “FALCON” should show up under the Devices listed on the Bluetooth Devices screen with the notation “Not Paired” (iOS) or “Pair” (OSX).
  9. Select (click on or touch select) “FALCON” (iOS) or “Pair” (OSX).
  10. A “Bluetooth Pairing Request” will appear with a 4 or 6 digit number along with the words “Enter the code “XXXX” on “FALCON” followed by the RETURN or ENTER key”.
  11. Type the number on your falcon™ keyboard in the primary number line on the QWERTY portion of the keyboard only and then press “Enter”.  Be sure to press “Enter” to complete syncing. The keyboard blue “Bluetooth” LED should turn solid for a short time to indicate it has paired successfully with the Apple device. The F1 (or F2 or F3) blue LED should start flashing slowly. If the Caps Lock key is pressed, the ‘Caps’ green LED should be on solid. (Note: on Apple devices, the ‘Num’ green LED does not come on, regardless of whether the Num lk key has been pressed or not.) The green power LED will continue to flash periodically.

Once paired, the notation on the Bluetooth Devices screen should change to “Connected”. The keyboard should remain paired and connect automatically when used with that Apple Device. There may be a slight delay in connecting on subsequent uses if the keyboard is not constantly in use or the Apple device goes to sleep or is powered down.

Note:  The falcon™ will not provide cursor pointing action with a unit that does not support cursor movement (iPhone or iPad).

Syncing or Pairing to an Android Device (Phone or Tablet): Use the following steps to sync the keyboard:

  1. Turn on your falcon™ using the upper left hand Power button.
  2. Turn on the Android device to be paired.
  3. Go to “Settings” on the Apps screen of the Android Device
  4. Under “Settings”, turn on “Bluetooth”, and select the “Bluetooth” App. Then select “Search for Devices”
  5. Press the “Sync” switch on the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. The blue “Bluetooth” LED should start flashing
  6. When the Android device displays “Available Devices, touch to pair”… Touch the screen
  7. A 4 to 8 digit number will appear.  Type that number on your falcon™ keyboard, in the primary number line on the QWERTY portion of the keyboard only, and then press “Enter”.  Be sure to press “Enter” to complete syncing. The keyboard blue “Bluetooth” LED should turn solid for a short time to indicate it has paired successfully with the Android device. The F1 (or F2 or F3) blue LED should start flashing slowly. If the Caps Lock and/or Num lk keys have been pressed, the ‘Caps’ and/or ‘Num’ green LED should be on solid. The green power LED will continue to flash periodically.

Once paired, the notation on the Bluetooth Devices screen should change to “Paired”. The keyboard should remain paired and connect automatically when used with that Android device. There may be a slight delay in connecting on subsequent uses if the keyboard is not constantly in use or the Android device goes to sleep or is powered down.

Syncing or Pairing with a Windows Laptop or Desktop Computer or Windows Phone:

The specific method to sync the keyboard depends on the Bluetooth implementation installed on your device. For Bluetooth dongles with third party Bluetooth software, follow the instructions for your software version. For factory installed Bluetooth follow the help instructions for your version of Windows. In general, the steps to follow are:

  1. Turn on your falcon™ keyboard using the upper left hand Power button
  2. Turn on the Windows device to be paired.
  3. Open the Bluetooth control panel or the Device and Printer control panel depending on the implementation on your PC.
  4. Select “Search for Devices” or “Add a Device”.
  5. Press the “sync” button on the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. The blue “sync” LED with the Bluetooth symbol should start flashing.
  6. When the Bluetooth control panel or the Device and Printer control panel displays “FALCON” or a new device select the appropriate item.
  7. In the window that opens, click on the “Connect” or “Next” button.
  8. A 4 or 8 digit number will appear.  Type that number on your falcon™ keyboard, in the primary number line on the QWERTY portion of the keyboard only, and then press “Enter”.  Be sure to press “Enter” to complete syncing. The keyboard blue “Bluetooth” LED should turn solid for a short time to indicate it has paired successfully with the Windows device. The F1 (or F2 or F3) blue LED should start flashing slowly. If the Caps Lock and/or Num lk keys have been pressed, the ‘Caps’ and/or ‘Num’ green LED should be on solid. The green power LED will continue to flash periodically.

Once paired, the status on the Bluetooth Devices screen should change to “Connected”. The keyboard should remain paired and connect automatically when used with that Windows device. There may be a slight delay in connecting on subsequent uses if the keyboard is not constantly in use or the Windows device goes to sleep or is powered down.

 

How long will my falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard hold a charge?

 

The keyboard will remain functional for about 19 days based on an average of 4 hours full use (all LEDs lit), and 20 hours standby per day. This is an average, exact duration of charge may vary slightly. If the keyboard remains in standby mode it can hold a charge for more than 3000 days. For more information please see the Owners Manual.

How do I charge my falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard?

 

To charge your keyboard, remove the USB Charging port water seal at the upper right edge of the keyboard, and plug in a micro USB cord.  Plug the other end of the cord into a laptop, desktop, or other powered USB port, or a USB charging unit.  The LED charging light will show when the keyboard is being charged and will change from Red to Green when fully charged.

How do I use my new falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard?

 

First, the falcon™ keyboard should be fully charged (battery light green) before use using the included USB power cable. Plug the USB cable into any available powered USB port or charging source.

The device you plan to use the falcon™ keyboard should be Bluetooth capable with at least Bluetooth version 2.0 installed. If your device does not have Bluetooth installed already, you may have to purchase a Bluetooth adapter (dongle) that is installed in an available USB port on the device.

Bluetooth adapters are sold on line and in a variety of electronics, office and other retail stores. Most recently manufactured mobile devices have Bluetooth installed. Laptop and Desktop computers may have Bluetooth installed depending on manufacturer and date of manufacture.