Remote control-size USB micro keyboards for media centre


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by therobyouknow » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:33 pm
I've found some nice dinky little USB micro keyboards:

Handheld Lindy 21840 - Wireless keyboard and mouse, USB
http://www.lindy.co.uk/keyboard-wireles ... 21840.html
- The flush membrane keys make it more suited to casual keyboard use e.g. for looking up songs or videos in a media centre, rather than for large amounts of terminal work
(this one is my favourite as it fits in the hand and looks so nice, but is pricey)

Also, this one:
http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/16085597 ... adtype=pla

I'd welcome your finds too, particularly keyboards with proper travel in the keys but still very small
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by 2be » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:26 am
I can recomend this:
http://rapoo.com/showdetails.aspx?P_No=E2700
its very small and it also has mousepad on the side
only thing i dont like is that its easy to press the mousepad when trying to hit enter.
im also lefthanden so i would love to see the pad on the left instead.
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by stevhorn5 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:13 pm
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by therobyouknow » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:49 pm
@2be - nice - crisp design with key travel no doubt, better for those with big digits.

@stevhorn5 - wacky shape for a keyboard, I guess there is method in the madness regarding ergonomics though.

Thanks both for your contributions!
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by LetHopeItsSnowing » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:23 pm
Ive got one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rii-2-4GHz-Wire ... 63&sr=8-12

Works will with the Pi and its got a trackpad.
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by 2be » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:01 pm
Also, if you are using it for media purpose, XBMC has support for HDMI CEC and you can use your tv-remote (if the tv supports CEC). That is really awesome (works perfectly on my Panasonic VT30) :D
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by therobyouknow » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:47 pm
2be - that's good to know - I didn't know this protocol existed

LetHopeItsSnowing - thanks for your contribution!

I am pleased to confirm that, having just purchased the Lindy 21840 micro wireless keyboard/trackpad USB, it does indeed work fine - both keyboard and optical trackpad. And I have updated the Wiki to reflect this: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... _Keyboards
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by mattuknc » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:43 am
LetHopeItsSnowing - I have one of these keyboards and can't get it to communicate with the Pi?! Works fine on a Win7 pc though?! Is there a setting that needs to be adjusted?
Thanks.
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