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    IR Keyboard small

    Has anyone used one of these mini IR keyboards?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...713718583&rd=1

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    looks like its made only for PDA's. how would you use that with a carpc?

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    If you have an IR reciever, you can use GIRDER and/or Winlirc to program the inputs. It seems like a nice device to have in the car since it can be folded in half and has a protective casing.

    Here are some close up pics:
    http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/...keyboarddd.jpg
    http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/...keyboardgg.jpg

    The dimensions I took from a website say its Dimension: Closed(142X96X9.2mm), Open(284X96X9.2mm)

    I would think the width of the keyboard would double to 18.4mm. I guess that was a typing error on the site. Ive seen this keyboard on various sites for ONLY $20. I think this a bargain considering what some people have been spending on mini keyboards.

    Here is another neat keyboard:
    http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/stowaway_IR.htm
    Closed: 5.47H x 3.82W x .67D (139 mm x 97 mm x 17 mm)
    Open: 10.3 x 5.7 x 0.7 (251 mm x 148 mm x 13 mm)
    Weight: 5.75 oz. (179 grams)
    THis one costs alot more $70.

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    It looks just like the one I bought for my wife's PDA. Out of curiousity, I tried to get my laptop IR port to see it and it could not. It may be on a seperate frequency so that the IR receivers outside of PDA's can't see it. If you can get one to work with Girder, please let me know in this thread. I would love to have a functional keyboard that small attached to my CarPC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred
    If you have an IR reciever, you can use GIRDER and/or Winlirc to program the inputs. It seems like a nice device to have in the car since it can be folded in half and has a protective casing.

    Here are some close up pics:
    http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/...keyboarddd.jpg
    http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/...keyboardgg.jpg

    The dimensions I took from a website say its Dimension: Closed(142X96X9.2mm), Open(284X96X9.2mm)

    I would think the width of the keyboard would double to 18.4mm. I guess that was a typing error on the site. Ive seen this keyboard on various sites for ONLY $20. I think this a bargain considering what some people have been spending on mini keyboards.

    Here is another neat keyboard:
    http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/stowaway_IR.htm
    Closed: 5.47H x 3.82W x .67D (139 mm x 97 mm x 17 mm)
    Open: 10.3 x 5.7 x 0.7 (251 mm x 148 mm x 13 mm)
    Weight: 5.75 oz. (179 grams)
    THis one costs alot more $70.
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    Could someone find a schematic or something similar for this product. If the IR range is between 36-40kHz we should be golden.

    Chut- have you tried your laptop IR reciever with the Girder program? you may also want to use the Igor plug-in as i heard it is better than Winlirc.

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    nope, my laptop makes a tone when ever it senses anything IR. With the lense pressed up against the IR port, no reception.
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    Could someone find a schematic or something similar for this product. If the IR range is between 36-40kHz we should be golden.

    Chut- have you tried your laptop IR reciever with the Girder program? you may also want to use the Igor plug-in as i heard it is better than Winlirc.
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    Try using Girder.

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    ttt

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    nope, girder won't work if the hardware doesn't support the frequency of the device. Besides, I already did try it.
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    I contacted the Palm keyboard company. They said they will try to contact the R&D department for the output frequency or a schematic.

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