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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:34 pm

Hi guys, I have a question, I found a micro keyboard to pair with raspberry pi.

This is the keyboard:

http://www.lindy.co.uk/keyboar.....840.html 

Do you think this might work fine with raspi?

Thank you

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:38 pm

404 - Document Not Found on the provided link.

Any standard USB keyboard "should" work ok, as long as it doesn't draw too much power due to built-in USB hub, backlighting, etc.

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:02 pm

http://www.lindy.co.uk/keyboar.....21840.html

I'm looking for a micro wireless keyboard integrating a trackpad, I found this for 30 euro.

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:14 pm

wow, the listed price is over twice that. At any rate the question with any wireless keyboard is, whether the "wireless" part is supported under Linux. If it is, then I assume you'd be ok. The page says "compatible with USB enabled operating systems and PS3" which *might* mean it appears to the PC as a standard USB keyboard. If so, you'd be OK on the software side, but you also need to make sure it draws less than 100 or 150 mA, if you want to plug into the Pi USB port directly, without using a separately powered USB hub.

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:19 pm

Yes you are right, because it should be seen as HID to work under linux.

But I can't know that before the deal ends.

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:23 pm

Lenovo mini wireless keyboard with trackball N5901 it's a nice option to for about 30 euro from Cina and HK on eBay

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:47 pm

the Lindy keyboard is showing as £75, yet a very similar keyboard is available on ebuyer for £18  :-O

http://www.ebuyer.com/247588-x.....-rf240-50k

I have a logitech bluetooth keyboard and when paired with the logitech dongle runs as a  HID keyboard and works fine on the PS3 and a PC BIOS, I suspect these will work in a similar way. I can pair the BT keyboard with the PS3 directly, but it's a pain if I want to quickly plug it in somewhere else, so I pair the dongle and move that around as needed.

I also stumbled on the below links a few weeks ago, if you want some background reading! They contain a bit more info on some (all?) of the logitech dongles and switching them to HCI mode from the default HID mode:

http://code.google.com/p/lbtservice/

http://www.nynaeve.net/?p=5

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 8:34 am

lindy is never the cheapest [unless you find a bargain]
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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 8:45 am

i have this keyboard, it's ok with Linux, Mac and Pc. i'm waiting my Raspberry Pi.

http://www.lemondenumerique.co.....board.html

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 10:38 am

Any thoughts on this: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/2.....blet-57634

The price is right at least

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 11:50 am

Does any know if this keyboard will work with the Pi?


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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 12:16 pm

markb said:


Does any know if this keyboard will work with the Pi?




Yes, I believe there are Olivetti drivers.
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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 2:15 pm

If your looking for small then this can't be beat.
http://www.casatech.eu

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 4:44 pm

markb said:


Does any know if this keyboard will work with the Pi?




Yes, this will support the Pi - just place the board on top of the platen and it will support it just fine.

Drivers must be installed manually, of course, since there is no auto-installer
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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Tue May 01, 2012 4:52 pm

tech_monkey said:


If your looking for small then this can't be beat.


This deserves an in-line photo:

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Wed May 02, 2012 1:43 am

http://www.ipazzport.com/produ.....tlist.html is where I bought mine. I got the wired one at the bottom and just love it! Wired is good enough for my purposes and was cheaper. I am looking forward to using this with my RPi... in about two... more... months... (weep!)
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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Wed May 02, 2012 7:10 am

These keyboard are so cool

I still love the new lenovo n5902 because it's backlit and has an optical mouse but this one is impressive http://unisen-usa.com/16.html

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Re: Raspi and Lindy micro Keyboard

Thu May 03, 2012 1:08 am

Quick question guys if you don't mind.

I'm wanting to pick up a Rii Mini Keyboard, and was looking at the Bluetooth model, but are you able to tell me if this'll work fine in the Pi?  It's just a dongle you plug in, but I assume it'll depend on the drivers etc...

I'm actually using OpenELEC XBMC if that makes any difference...

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