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snowfarthing
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
snowfarthing
It's been several days since I opened this forum. Apparently no one has any experience with this! I'll order the Stowaway, and then see what happens.

I'll make sure I can return it, although if it doesn't work, I think I'll appreciate advice on how to get it working.

Wish me luck! biggrin.gif
Capn_Fish
All right...

Good luck!
snowfarthing
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.)
ceffyl
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
cvmiller
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
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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...
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