Wired keyboard with onboard USB port?

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    Are there any non Apple branded keyboards that are wired USB with an onboard USB port for the mouse? Seems that all I can find are Apple branded ones.
     
  2. dyt1983, Mar 28, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
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    Well my search is spot on but when your search brings up wired keyboards and there's no further description in there, it's a pain in the ass.
     
  4. APlotdevice, Mar 28, 2015
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    Be aware that USB ports on keyboards are not "powered". Meaning that they won't power an external drive, charge your phone, or anything else that requires more than a few mWs.
     
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    Yeah I know. I'm replacing a Mac keyboard that someone spilled water on.
     
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    Now this is cool. I bought a Macally keyboard with two USB 2.0 ports and it WILL charge and sync my iPhone via the keyboard. Nice!
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    re above post:
    [[ I bought a Macally keyboard with two USB 2.0 ports ]]

    Could you tell us which one you bought?
     
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    Yeah, I bought the Macally Icekey model. It's sweet. And cheap at $35.
     
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