[maemo-users] External Keyboard Recommendations

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Jun 23 19:23:21 EEST 2008
On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Hal Vaughan <hal at thresholddigital.com> wrote:
> I had to shelve a lot of what I was doing and now I'm at the point where
> I want to get an external keyboard to replace the iGo one I have, which
> is cramped.

I have a compact Gyration wireless USB keyboard that I've been using
with my N800, which works great but is a little inconvenient because
you still have the wire for the receiver, but it's hanging free with
the weight of the receiver on the end. The other thing is that there
apparently are no mouse drivers in the tablet OS, so the mouse doesn't
work. I've been looking for a reasonably priced bluetooth keyboard,
but such a thing apparently doesn't exist. So, I think the best option
is one of the small USB keyboards, like this:
http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID=7599 or
this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1388872&CatId=142

The roll-up keyboards are great if you have a solid flat surface on
which to set them, but I tend to want/need to use it on my lap or
other soft, uneven surfaces. Also, it would be a simple matter on one
of the rigid units to rig up a holder on the keyboard itself for the

Do the 770s have USB host mode? There's no point in discussing
anything USB if they don't.


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