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uberjoe

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« on: February 08, 2005, 05:13:25 pm »
Can someone recommend a good (read compatable) wireless IR keyboard for the collie? I would like to spend less than 50 US if possible.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 07:47:37 pm »
I've got  the Belkin F8U1500 and have been very happy with it.

I saw it for $40 from Amazon.

Nice keyboard, keys are a little smaller than a laptop keyboard.  But it's not that bad really.  Im glad I have it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 12:23:23 pm »
I don't know anything about this subject, do all IRK's use the same standard so just about any one will work? I know I will not see a 'made for Openzaurus ' sticker on the box  so what should I look for?

BTW I mostly want this for playing doom, so it will need to work sideways.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005, 01:07:04 pm »
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I don't know anything about this subject, do all IRK's use the same standard so just about any one will work?
No, but the IRK keyboard driver has support for just about anything you might find.

There are different versions of the driver which have been modified by various folks for the different models, so you have to be careful which one you install.  We are still waiting for Craig to release the "Grand Unified 2.0" version, but he's been busy with other projects lately.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2005, 05:09:29 pm »
A pocketop keyboard is great, in my experience. I'm not sure about how well the new one works though. A search on eBay will suffice to find one, usually. I got mine for $20 US.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2005, 10:59:13 pm »
It's more expensive than $50 (so is the Pocketop I think), but I like my Targus Universal keyboard so far. The keys are really nice feeling, the only weird thing is the split space, but you get used to it. The somewhat flimsy stand mechanism is both good and band (good that you have a stand, bad that its flimsy and weird.)

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2005, 11:59:51 pm »
It used to be $50 or so I think, but the prices have dropped quite a bit, actually. Any keyboard would do, though.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 12:59:54 am »
Ok, I got a Belkin F8U1500 on ebay for 20 US. Now how do I use this thing? I installed the irk-belkin ipk from the upgrades feed, changed the input from multikey to belkin, and checked the 'on' button. And I get nothing. Anybody know what step I have missed?
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2005, 01:34:09 pm »
I use the Pocketop with OpenZaurus and I dont have any problems.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2005, 02:03:21 am »
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I use the Pocketop with OpenZaurus and I dont have any problems.

Good for you. Do you know how to configure the belkin?
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2005, 11:27:59 pm »
Has anyone used the Think Outside IR keyboard with a Zaurus? It can also go by the name of the Palm Universal keyboard.

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005, 01:33:43 am »
er....  I was told by someone who has a belkin and OZ/opie running on a 5500 that you sometimes need to turn irk off and on once or twice before it "takes."  Skimpy help, I know , but its all I got....
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2005, 08:59:47 pm »
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er....  I was told by someone who has a belkin and OZ/opie running on a 5500 that you sometimes need to turn irk off and on once or twice before it "takes."  Skimpy help, I know , but its all I got....
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2005, 11:56:50 am »
I am thinking of buying the Belkin.

Has anybody used an external keyboard with the irk dirvers in GPE?
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2005, 05:22:11 pm »
Can the belkin keyboard work in landscape mode as well as portrait (OZ 3.5.3, if that matters)? thks
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