When we pick up these new smart devices, i.e. smartphones and tablets, one thing often missing is they keyboard. When I upgraded from my Epic 4G to my S III, I sorely missed the keyboard at first. I have since learned to adjust to the difference, but at first, I vowed to find a solution to have a physical keyboard for the phone. Curious.
I am currently typing this entry on an IBM M keyboard that I acquired at a junk store some time back. I have it attached to my Samsung Galaxy S III phone by way or a PS3 to USB adapter plugged into a USB to Micro USB adapter. I had my doubts that this would work, but I had to give it a whirl. These are arguably the finest keyboards ever made, and they do make a very satisfying ‘click’ with each keystroke. This is one of the later units in the production, being a 1996 model. Despite it being nearly twenty years old, it seems to be doing quite well at its job, even on the Android phone. This particular model even has the little pencil eraser mouse like laptops did in the ’90s.
Obviously, this is not a ‘solution’ to the keyboard issue, as this is hardly a portable device, and would do far better as a bludgeoning weapon. If I’m going to sit down with this much hardware to plunk out a blog entry, I will more than likely use my laptop. Incidentally, my laptop doesn’t weigh much more than the M. Anyway, this was just too funny not to share. I’ll likely edit the video and add it to the text later.
And, with the magic of editing…
I hope you enjoyed the video too. Please remind me to get some kilted pics posted tomorrow. I need to start announcing some of the fabulous prizes we’re giving away from the Evyl Robot Empyre. And, if you haven’t yet, please do donate to the cause here.