[maemo-users] External Keyboards

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Wed Aug 22 05:09:19 EEST 2007
On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 11:49:06AM -0400, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> On Monday 20 August 2007, Mike Klein wrote:
> > You're looking for a bt-legacy adapter for ps/2 (or usb) devices...as
> > far as I know they only do this (i.e. Motorola) for audio line out.
> >
> > That's my problem with all bt keyboards...they're either chintzy
> > little folding things that always flex too much for lap use or they
> > are HUGE monstrosities like my MX5000...or they give you crap key
> > layout.
> >
> > If somebody put out a bt keyboard like the HappyHacking keyboard I'd
> > be in heaven.
> >
> > All the 'good' small-sized wireless keyboards I've found were RF and
> > not BT.
> I've given up on the one thing I'd like: A portable keyboard with the 
> natural layout.  It makes big difference for me on my desktop keyboard.

The alphasmart is a portable full-soze  keyboard -- though it won't fit 
in your shirt pocket.  It's quite rugged, it's self-powered (with three 
AA batteries that tend to last nine months or so), it can be used on its 
own -- then you type and edit into memory, and when plugged into a 
computer, it acts as a USB keyboard.  And it you press 'send' on it, it 
will type in everything you typed into it before.  It's a dream for 
first-draft writing.  The only problem is that the 770 and 800 seem not 
to accept USB keyboards, so I can't use it with them.

-- hendrik

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