Luke269
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Buy keyboard

Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi does anyone know where I can get a cheap compatible keyboard from in uk please, prefably pc world currys?? Thanks:)

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Re: Buy keyboard

Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:16 pm

Some of these are probably available at the stores you mentioned.
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... _Keyboards
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besteverjam
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Re: Buy keyboard

Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:32 pm

Luke269 wrote:Hi does anyone know where I can get a cheap compatible keyboard from in uk please, prefably pc world currys?? Thanks:)
I have just bougth one from ASDA- - cost five ponds - seems to work Ok. Was not a special offer. I bought one from Tesco a couple of months ago and that is still working OK - cost ten pounds.
Is that what you had in mind as cheap?

Mikeyl
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Re: Buy keyboard

Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:44 pm

I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse combo from Argos for £9.99 - they work fine.

Code: 929/2895 - marked as £16.99 in catalogue but marked down when you buy it.

Mike

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Re: Buy keyboard

Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 pm

There was post on this forum where somebody had bought http://www.maplin.co.uk/mini-wireless-k ... set-528055 got one the other day and works great.

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Re: Buy keyboard

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:59 pm

There are so many keyboards out there, the vast majority will work just by plugging them in - I bought a Logitech MK260 Wireless Desktop, which is a wireless keyboard and optical mouse, from Amazon.

Just plug in and go - it works a treat with my RPi. :D I need a smaller telly though, the text is way too small on my 32" TV when connected via the HDMI.

It cost £17.98 (just put B004MEXYLM into the Amazon search)

My £0.02 worth.

Lee
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andysuth
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Re: Buy keyboard

Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:31 pm

If you are looking for a good trick try a keyboard with a daisy chained usb port for a mouse, so you don't tie the only two ports you have.

I have a Logitech wireless keyboard & mouse (I bought from Tescos about 2 years ago for £15.99).

As its just a low powered receiver that is plugged into the RP (it claims to be 0.55mA, probably meant 55mA) It runs mostly off the AA batteries in the keyboard. This should be less demanding than a standard keyboard and mouse (approx 100mA keyboard and 100mA mouse).

I'm trying to use the wireless aspect in my casing concept.

-AS

pete_l
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Re: Buy keyboard

Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:40 am

I found ASDA's £2.50 keyboard (and similarly priced mouse) to be usable with the Pi. You don't really want to go spending much on peripherals - it defeats the whole point of a cheap little computer board.

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