sarahr
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Tiny USB Keyboard - what do you think?

Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:27 pm

I was surfing around Amazon last night for a couple Pi-related items and came across this by happenstance:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OB ... 01_s00_i00

It's a small USB keyboard designed to work with a tablet or smartphone that allows for peripherals, as apparently many Android-based phones do. It was only $3.97 last night, so I bought one, on the off-chance that it might be made to work with my Pi. What do you think? Maybe other people might be interested in trying it, too, so I thought I'd share.

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Re: Tiny USB Keyboard - what do you think?

Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:19 am

I actually have the 10 inch version of this for my 10 inch tablet. It's touch to type on with my hands, but I have rather large hands (my wedding ring is a US size 15 1/2). I can't imagine trying to type on one for a 7 inch tablet.
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Re: Tiny USB Keyboard - what do you think?

Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:35 am

For $4, you can always keep it around as a spare if you do not like typing on it because of the size. It is certainly bigger than the one I got from Brando to use with my PDA. You learn to type with fewer fingers if necessary.
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sarahr
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Re: Tiny USB Keyboard - what do you think?

Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:48 am

I'll let folks know how it does with the rPi as soon as it gets here. It's going to take 17-28 days coming from Hong Kong.

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Re: Tiny USB Keyboard - what do you think?

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:34 am

looks cute :)
note: I may or may not know what I'm talking about...

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