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Gavinmc42
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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 am

Got the keyboard and mouse yesterday.
The keyboard is a step up on my tiny rollup silicone keyboard.
The hub is great, less wire tangles.
But I found the mouse was uncomfortable, my fingers rest on the join and there is a bit of flash that some sanding will take care of.
But I still feel the join is in the wrong spot.

If there is every going to be a 4A or CM4 a 2nd revision of the Keyboard to allow for those would be nice.

I miss that old IBM keyboard, found an AT version in my junk, wonder if a Pi4 will fit?
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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04 am

cspan wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:53 am
I liked that keyboard, but it was not cost-effective. Mine lasted just beyond the warranty period. At the time, I think that was 3 years, so about $30/yr.
MY Unicomp keyboard is (IIRC) over 10 years old and works just fine. Even if memory has failed, I had it before I got my first Pi in 2012. Not sure what happened to yours.

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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 am

I use CIT KB-738 keyboards, I bought 2 of them, because I hated having that number pad & cursor keys added on to a standard keyboard - always hated having number pads on keyboards! :lol: 8-)

I was going to get an official keyboard, but was informed that they don't have an 'insert' key, which I regularly use with mc, so that fell through. ;)

P.S. I bought a mini Kkmoon bluetooth keyboard/track pad, but it wouldn't work on my RPi3Bs, with Stretch, but it works under Buster, so it is being used with my RPi3A+ & 8" SVGA TFT, (mainly as a music player).

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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:04 pm

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i herd a rumor that you do not want to spill even one droplet of water into these as keys will stop working.
so i better be careful!
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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:06 pm

Tomshardware just posted this article,
Though I think it's an old idea.
They even use the pi 3 a, instead of the 4B.
https://amp.tomshardware.com/news/cutie ... 40158.html

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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:10 pm

ProDigit wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Tomshardware just posted this article,
Though I think it's an old idea.
They even use the pi 3 a, instead of the 4B.
https://amp.tomshardware.com/news/cutie ... 40158.html
If you RTA it says they are using a Compute Module 3 Lite. So I'm not sure why you think they should be using a Pi4 when there is no Compute Module yet. :roll:

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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:20 pm

Thanks for clarifying. I misread, and thought it'd run on the pi3.

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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:51 pm

pop in trays onto the keyboard would be cool, different trays to hold different pi's
would be less clutter, and keeps pi from shorting out from things on the desk lol.
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Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:04 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04 am
cspan wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:53 am
I liked that keyboard, but it was not cost-effective. Mine lasted just beyond the warranty period. At the time, I think that was 3 years, so about $30/yr.
MY Unicomp keyboard is (IIRC) over 10 years old and works just fine. Even if memory has failed, I had it before I got my first Pi in 2012. Not sure what happened to yours.
My first Unicomp Model M is over 10 years old and going strong. I bought my second unit 3 years ago.

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