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This is a small keyboard, that is ideal to use for Myth Frontend work. Uses Bluetooth. Can be paired with Gnome Bluetooth tools
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This is a small, very slim solid Aluminium keyboard, that is ideal to use for Myth Frontend work, makes a nice remote control as well. It Uses Bluetooth, currently tested with a Belkin USB bluetooth adaptor under openSUSE 10.2.
  
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Load the Bluez utils packages and use the two command line tools hcitool and hidd.
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>hcitool scan
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>hidd --connect MAC Address
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The MAC address of the keyboard will be output from hcitool scan
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Can also be paired with Gnome Bluetooth tools (not with openSUSE 10.3, hidd is missing due to bug).
  
 
==Logitech Cordless Desktop S510 Media Remote==
 
==Logitech Cordless Desktop S510 Media Remote==

Revision as of 16:06, 26 December 2007

Apple Bluetooth Wireless keyboard

Apple AluminiumKB.png

This is a small, very slim solid Aluminium keyboard, that is ideal to use for Myth Frontend work, makes a nice remote control as well. It Uses Bluetooth, currently tested with a Belkin USB bluetooth adaptor under openSUSE 10.2.

Load the Bluez utils packages and use the two command line tools hcitool and hidd.

>hcitool scan
>hidd --connect MAC Address

The MAC address of the keyboard will be output from hcitool scan

Can also be paired with Gnome Bluetooth tools (not with openSUSE 10.3, hidd is missing due to bug).

Logitech Cordless Desktop S510 Media Remote

LogitechCordlessDesktopS510MediaRemote.jpg

The [S510 Media Remote from Logitech] is a wireless keyboard + mouse + remote. Plug in the USB transmitter and connect. The basics will work out of the box: mouse and keyboard + some multimedia keys (volume; play/pause...) can be configurated, but other special keys are not recognised.

What does not work

BTC 9019 URF

BTC9019URF.jpg

This is a radio wireless keyboard with a USB transmitter. It also has a small joystick which is integrated that works as mouse. Very good range makes it suitable as a media keyboard. Tested with openSUSE 10.2

Amitech Mini PC Keyboard

Amitech.jpg

This is an infra-red keyboard with mousepad that doubles as a TV remote. Connects with USB. Tested with Ubuntu.

Trust KB-2950

Trust KB 2950.jpg

This is a 2.4GHz USB wireless keyboard with integrated trackball, works out of the box no drivers needed. Battery life is very good. The specialty keys need to be configured.

iOne Scorpius P20

Keyboard scorpius p20.JPG

This is usually found for ~$20-$40 online. USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard w/ Joystick Mouse. Long Battery life. No specialty keys. Very ergonomic easy to use mouse and keys. Works out of box with no drivers, just plug in and go. Tested with Fedora Core 7, Mythdora 4.0, Slackware 11.

Moneual RF509 RF Wireless Media Center Keyboard

Moneual RF509.jpg

USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard with trackball. 10m range, uses 3 AA batteries. Works out of box with no drivers, just plug in and go. Tested on Gentoo Linux (2.6.19, 2.6.22, and 2.6.23 kernels).

Ruwido/Chicony KB-9820

http://www.chicony.com/products/show_img/kb-9820s.gif

This is an infrared keyboard with integrated mousepad and two buttons. It works out of the box with no drivers, as it appears as standard PS/2 devices. Decent battery life from 4 AAA batteries. Probably out of production now, but bought in 2006 for about US$35.

Genius LuxeMate 810 Media Cruiser

Genius luxemate 810 mc.jpeg

This is a 2.4GHz USB wireless keyboard with integrated trackball, works out of the box no drivers needed. 10m range. Tested on Ubuntu 7.10.