OESF | ELSI | pdaXrom | OpenZaurus | Zaurus Themes | Community Links | Ibiblio

IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Does The New Stowaway Ir Keyboard Work?, Apparently it replaces the old Targus.
snowfarthing
post Mar 7 2007, 08:06 AM
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 32
Joined: 29-October 04
Member No.: 5,265



Over the past couple of months my Targus keyboard has begun to fail. In my efforts to replace it, though, I learned that it's been replaced with a smaller Stowaway IR keyboard:

Stowaway IR keyboard at Amazon.com

Naturally, although I'd like to get this keyboard, I'm also weary of compatibility issues. I e-mailed Think Outside support, and they told me the following:

QUOTE
Hello Alpheus,

We produced the Targus keyboard and it's the same model as our current IR Keyboard.

However, we have not tested or support your device or OpenZaurus, so I wouldn't know how
to direct you further.

Think Outside Support


Does anyone have experience with this keyboard that confirms or contradicts this reply? If so, I would appreciate hearing it; if not, I'll probably be getting one and posting my experience. laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
snowfarthing
post Mar 15 2007, 04:15 PM
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 32
Joined: 29-October 04
Member No.: 5,265



I've received the keyboard, and the keyboard works! biggrin.gif but not with the Targus driver. mad.gif

I had some hope in using kbdd or zkbdd, but after an evening of trying to get it to work, the best I could get it to do is lock up my Zaurus. sad.gif Apparently not enough people wished me luck! (or perhaps they wished me the wrong kind of luck... dry.gif )

I'm now left with a dilemma: do I keep the keyboard with hopes that zkbdd will be fixed to work with Collie? Or do I give up on this sleek keyboard, and buy a klunky old Targus? Or do I do both (since these old keyboards are kindof cheap nowadays)? At the very least, I'll probably end up getting a Targus, because I really would like a keyboard!

In any case, I really like the direction that zkbdd is going: I like the idea of being able to adjust the keymaps to add new keyboards, or, in my case, to add support for Dvorak, without having to recompile. laugh.gif

Here's what my daughter thinks:

dffdchu wwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mdpctb

(I'm not sure I'd put much trust in her advice, though, since she's only almost 2.)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ceffyl
post Mar 19 2007, 10:39 AM
Post #3





Group: Members
Posts: 87
Joined: 17-September 04
Member No.: 4,621



QUOTE(snowfarthing @ Mar 16 2007, 12:15 AM)
I've received the  keyboard, and the keyboard works!  biggrin.gif but not with the Targus driver.  mad.gif


I would be very interested in trying the keyboard as well. I'm using a 6k with the Sharp ROM installed. It's definitely a sleek looking device...

~Ceffyl
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
cvmiller
post Mar 28 2007, 11:08 AM
Post #4





Group: Members
Posts: 242
Joined: 31-March 04
Member No.: 2,592



QUOTE(ceffyl @ Mar 19 2007, 10:39 AM)
QUOTE(snowfarthing @ Mar 16 2007, 12:15 AM)
I've received the  keyboard, and the keyboard works!  biggrin.gif but not with the Targus driver.  mad.gif


I would be very interested in trying the keyboard as well. I'm using a 6k with the Sharp ROM installed. It's definitely a sleek looking device...

~Ceffyl
*



I too would be interested (for the sharp rom). I have a Belkin F8U1500, which works with a "newer" version of IRK (http://www.geocities.jp/bakkeo2004/), but I don't see the stowaway as one of the keyboards listed.

Craig...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 28th December 2014 - 12:48 AM