iphone external keyboard

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aspenboy, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. aspenboy macrumors member

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    I've been hoping that one would be developed for some time now. This is looking promising.

    Here's a video from youtube of someone who developed a mini keyboard that connects through the dock connector for a Jailbroken iphone. Hopefully, this can be developed further, to something that can work on all apps and with a full size (maybe foldable) keyboard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7se9QhMNKAY
     
  2. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I agree with the person that posted that he doesn't see much of a benefit in speed with the physical keyboard. It looks clumsy to me. Still, it's nice to see people working on furthering development in aftermarket tools for the iPhone.
     
  3. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    having an external keyboard is like driving a ford f350 then putting a small trailer on the back
     
  4. Chronimac macrumors member

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    Cool now can we please get an external game controller now? it sucks to play ROMs on an iphone, and icontrolpad is taking to long. i mean thats actually useful. no one needs an additional keyboard.
     
  5. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Now THAT I would pay for!
     
  6. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been saying that since before the iPhone was even officially announced. ;)
     
  7. pkagel macrumors regular

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    I think this would be great for those that are going to text while driving anyway. They might as well get this so they can more quickly get back to proper driving.
     
  8. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!

    I did not wait in line for my iPhone, but I would wait in line for this. :)

    I signed up for their newsletter.

    The moment it goes on sale, I'm a buyer. :)
     
  9. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    VERY nice! I wonder how hard it's going to be to get one when they're released.
     
  10. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I intend to find out. :)

    I have the NES emulator, but since it isn't worth much more than showing off my jailbroken iPhone, and turning heads, I only have about five ROMs loaded, and I have neer bothered with any of the other emulators.

    With the iControlpad, I would be in a much different situation. ;)
     
  11. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Been in the works for a long time now. Apparently it is functional but they need a good manufacturing and distribution method.
     
  12. rtztgue macrumors regular

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    I have looked into the external keyboard myself. It would be nice to know how to do only if someone would make some kind of "word" programs. I was hoping to get one of those roll-away keypads made from fabric. I could keep it in my glove compartment and use it when i needed to. I have a laptop, but I dont always carry it, so i thought it would be nice to do my e-mails, or word-excel-etc with a full keyboard. The roll-aways are nice, and you just stuff it under the seat or something.

    at the moment the iphone is too limited, but i can see it down the road on some phone. Heck, with myvu glasses, the roll-away keyboard and a mini mouse the thing would be great. I know someone would ask "why not just take your laptop?"... well they are still to big, even the mini's


    BTW: anyone find a way to get the myvu glasses to work on the 3g?
     
  13. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish them luck, because I really want one. :)
     
  14. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    you're right, balancing an external keyboard on your lap and holding your iphone with one hand and hunting and pecking with the other is MUCH safer while you drive.
     
  15. jbode macrumors member

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    I seen something similar to this a few weeks ago that you put your iphone in it has a monitor that shows your iphone screen and keyboard. It looked like a laptop with an iphone holder.

    You can't buy it yet, but I wish I saved the site address.
     
  16. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I just want a way to hook a USB keyboard to the dock. They all work pretty much the same so it would be very versital. Then I could use a small two handed keyboard for doing terminal work or longer emails when on a trip and not bringing my MacBook Pro.
     

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