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Old 04-30-2012, 06:00 PM
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Default Wired Keyboard for iPad? Yep

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.cultofmac.com/163903/kick-it-old-school-with-wired-keyboard-for-ipad/' target='_blank'>http://www.cultofmac.com/163903/kic...board-for-ipad/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Who says iPad keyboards have to run on Bluetooth? Not MacAlly, that's for sure. The iKey30 is a good ol' USB keyboard which sports a 30-pin dock connector on the end of its cable, and comes with an almost ridiculous number of special function keys."</em></p><p><img height="310" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1335799869.usr105634.jpg" width="600" /></p><p>Not sure why you would want one, but now a wired keyboard is available from <a href="http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=398" target="_blank">MacAlly</a> for about 50 bucks. I think I'd much rather get a Bluetooth keyboard that I could also use when I dock my Macbook Air. In reading the <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/1166568/ikey30_wired_ipad_keyboard_offers_unique_features.html#lsrc.rss_main" target="_blank">Macworld review</a>, they did make the point that if you are in an area where wireless connections are prohibited (such as during certain times on an airplane) it would come in handy. I don't think this outweighs the downside though, what are your thoughts?</p>
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:52 PM
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An adapter for US$20 would've been so much better.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:58 AM
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Having -some- simple physical kb without batteries would be nice, as would an adapter. I remember a foldable kb for a palm pilot, way back when, made by ?targus? The asus transformer comes to mind, but then I think that I can simply use my MacBook Air. Maybe a rollable membrane keyboard, where that adapter would come in handy.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:39 AM
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I was thinking of something like the KBC Poker, really. :P
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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Maybe a rollable membrane keyboard, where that adapter would come in handy.
In the past I've bought a few of those, back in the Pocket PC days, and they always seemed so cool...until I actually used one. What an awful typing experience! Just brutal. I think it's a shame the folding Stowaway brand keyboards died off...they were impressive feats of engineering and were great for typing. They'd have done very well in this modern tablet era...
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:54 PM
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I think it's a shame the folding Stowaway brand keyboards died off...they were impressive feats of engineering and were great for typing. They'd have done very well in this modern tablet era...
Yea, I'd love a Stowaway back. *sniffs*
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