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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #15 on: 08:13 AM - 09/24/14 »
Did you allow Windows to install it's stock drivers for this BT adapter?

Also, can you check Device Manager to make sure it doesn't say "Atheros" anywhere for the adapter?
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #16 on: 05:00 PM - 09/24/14 »
No, I used the standard drivers. I will try the default generic ones tonight!
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #17 on: 06:09 PM - 09/24/14 »
Yes, please uninstall your BT drivers and let Windows install them for you.
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #18 on: 05:24 AM - 09/28/14 »
Ok I have done some further testing and here's my results:

1) When physically plugged in, it still hangs on occasion but what I've since realised is that all you have to do is wait about 5-10 seconds and the "(not responding)" goes away. This never went away on my other PC no matter how long I waited. So, it seems to be pretty good so far. It's still not ideal that the "(not responding)" still happens 50% of the time but at least my success rate is way higher now. Out of about 3-4 times I used it, it never once hung completely. On my other PC it hung completely 9/10 times...you can imagine how insane I went trying to setup my games!

2) In regards to wireless connectivity, I uninstalled the Targus provided bluetooth drivers as you suggested and let the default windows one auto-install, then rebooted. After several attempts, it finally worked! However out of the 4-5 other times I tried to get it to work it only picked it up one other time. And when it does work, it always searches for ages before it is found whereas all my other gadgets come up very quickly. Question - when I press the P button on the XIM, how long does it stay in discovery mode before "timing out"? Also I've tried pressing the P button both before and after Windows goes into BT search mode - neither appeared to be more or less successful but which one do you recommend? In the mean time I've also ordered another BT adapter off eBay to see if it's the Targus one that's acting up. That iPhone app can't come soon enough!
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #19 on: 09:46 AM - 09/28/14 »
It's strange how it works sometimes -- it should either always (nor always not) work. Do you have any other Bluetooth devices? Do those pair and work fine with your hardware?
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #20 on: 07:27 AM - 10/08/14 »
Sigh. If my unit isn't defective, it kills me to say this product is borderline unusable.

I connected it (via a cable) to the PC at home where I had 80-90% success rates in the past, and I redid some button mappings...and for some reason scroll down wouldn't work anymore when it was fine the last time I did a mapping. So I unplugged it, and plugged it back in and tried again and it was fine.

So I reset to factory defaults...now my XIM is taking literally 50 attempts to connect. I just sit there reclicking "Connect" over and over all night and hope it connects. I've seen the words "Connect failure (Paired XIM4 not found) [6]" so many times now I think I'm going to go insane.

Without iOS support I think I will go out and buy and Android tablet out of desperation but I'm now worried sick this is going to be money down the drain considering bluetooth is so patchy (I bought a second bluetooth dongle and it doesn't connect at all). I'm throwing so much money at this thing it's not funny!

My absolute final resort is to order a second XIM and hope both my PC's aren't just faulty or I'm going to cry. One machine is a brand new build, the second is only about 2 years old. Both totally different parts (diff motherboard brands, therefore different USB ports etc).

Funny thing is, when I go to update my firmware, it's instantly found so I have no idea what's going on anymore. I also tried a different USB cable thinking maybe the included one was defective but no luck.
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #21 on: 07:51 AM - 10/08/14 »
Ok I've given yup. I've clicked "Connect" about a hundred times now, it won't register anymore. I've uninstalled XIM Manager. I've rebooted - 4 times. I've switched USB ports. I've unplugged everything from the XIM. I've tried connecting the XIM before and after starting XIM Manager. I've tried pressing the button once, and pressing it repeatedly. I've gone back to my other PC to try again.

Now I'm terrified XIM is going to sell out ahead of the Advance Warfare launch so I went ahead and ordered another but now I get this:

"Your Credit Card cannot be charged at this time. Please try again later or contact us for additional assistance."

I've double and triple checked my credit card details:( It's the exact same card I tried to use last time. I would have used PayPal but I don't have money in that account and I don't want to wait an extra few days for the funds to clear.

What do you recommend in the interim? If it won't connect to bluetooth on my PC how likely is it that it'll connect to an Android tablet? If you think the chances are high I'm going to go buy one tomorrow.
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, K780 keyboard, G Pro Wireless mouse, Logitech G440 mousepad, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

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What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Comprehensive guide on scissor style keyboards: https://goo.gl/UtkZyX

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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #22 on: 09:15 AM - 10/08/14 »
OK I have progress. I restored my machine and all is good again (it only fails to connect maybe 20% of the time). So I have two theories. Either some recent software I installed caused issues with it, or more likely some XIM-related files became corrupt.

My leading theory right now is that it's because I need to close XIM Manager before I unplug the device. I will try to do this consistently and see if any problems develop.

Even so I think I will go ahead and order another XIM to compare them, because even an 80-90% success rate doesn't seem all that good. Also because I'd like to have a backup...when it stopped working before I went into a state of panic and it was not a good feeling. I've come to depend on this thing, I can't live without it!
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, K780 keyboard, G Pro Wireless mouse, Logitech G440 mousepad, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

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What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Comprehensive guide on scissor style keyboards: https://goo.gl/UtkZyX

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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #23 on: 09:20 AM - 10/08/14 »
I just sent you a link to our latest Beta drop being tested. It fixes several connection issues. Can you try it out?
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #24 on: 09:33 AM - 10/08/14 »
Hum seems to be better. I will continue testing over the next few days to see how well it holds up. Thanks so much for that!
Setup: XIM Apex, Titan Two, K780 keyboard, G Pro Wireless mouse, Logitech G440 mousepad, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

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What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #25 on: 09:41 AM - 10/08/14 »
If this drop doesn't fix your issues, then we need to go back and evaluate what's going on. This fixes every robustness and connection issue that has been reported here (except for Atheros Bluetooth chipset support that we are working on). We've reproduced every issue here (sometimes took days of attempts since some of these issues are rare) and verified every fix.
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #26 on: 02:14 AM - 10/12/14 »
Just an update - I went and bought an Android phone just for XIM and it works flawlessly.
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What is a ballistic curve? Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/2qzUAjg

Comprehensive guide on scissor style keyboards: https://goo.gl/UtkZyX

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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #27 on: 09:46 AM - 10/12/14 »
You may want to install the latest Beta too (just posted under Release Candidates).
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Re: My XIM review - the biggest weakness...
« Reply #28 on: 01:37 PM - 11/25/14 »
Being new I keep the profile manager/commander up and running on my Android tablet as I play games so I can adjust settings and bindings.  I have notice that it I hit the touch screen just right it assumes I am zooming the screen and it zooms in.  Trying to zoom back out doesn't work and I have to exit the program and restart it.  Also the option in the program to turn off the device going to sleep would be nice, my other apps have this option.