Apple Bluetooth Wireless keyboard
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
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
- Remote up/down is in fact a mouse-wheel - MythTV navigation does not work
- Kernel Bug Tracker: Logitech Cordless Desktop Remote S510 - some keys do not work (Link updated 2007-09)
BTC 9019 URF
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
This is an infra-red keyboard with mousepad that doubles as a TV remote. Connects with USB. Tested with Ubuntu.
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
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
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).
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
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.