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    keyboard...

    ok probably a very noob question, but i dont know the forum all that well yet so i thought ide just ask here

    im building up my pc right now and wanted to know if there was any way to hook up this kinda keyboard to the pc instead of a pda.. or if not, do they sell keyboards that fold up like that for a pc?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Logitech-Palm-Pi...QQcmdZViewItem

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    I'm guessing your best bet with one of those is to find a bluetooth one and have a usb bluetooth adapter to your PC...

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    never mind, sorry found it

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    It's funny you ask this question. I have this exact keyboard, and I've just recently committed myself to attempting to make it work with a PC. I've done a lot of searching, and the frustrating thing is that there is plenty of info about similar keyboards (most notably one called the Stowaway keyboard) but almost no results involving this very keyboard.

    I have a habit of avoiding large projects, but I want to figure out how to interface this keyboard and then work on writing/adapting a driver for it. I think it would be ideal for my CarPC.

    So if anyone has any insight it'd be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djurchicprelude
    Nice find! When I looked last year, could only find one for around a $100 that was usb.

    You can hack a Palm III keyboard. You have to make a PIC interface. There's interfaces floating around on the net. I got the Palm III keyboard, but I never got around to it due to time constraints and redesigns.

    For this money, why bother.

    update

    The only gripe with these, is that you have to take off the connector to close it IIRC. That's a drag. If I get one, the first thing I'm going to do is try and fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx

    update

    The only gripe with these, is that you have to take off the connector to close it IIRC. That's a drag. If I get one, the first thing I'm going to do is try and fix that.
    yeah i noticed that too after i bought it, but im sure there is a way to fix that like u said

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    Quote Originally Posted by djurchicprelude
    yeah i noticed that too after i bought it, but im sure there is a way to fix that like u said
    If it's like my palm III (looks exactly like it), I think you can get away with cutting a notch out of the side.

    That's probably all this is. Otherwise, I can't understand why they would keep the connector angled upwards (The palms sit on that connector).

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    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=104

    have you guys seen this?? I shortened the cable have my USB port up front and just plug it in when needed... it is TINY.. 3"x2" or so... it doesn't allow Ctrl-Alt-Del... but it has MOST buttons that you need... not sure how much programming/text editing you are looking to do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgithens
    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=104

    have you guys seen this?? I shortened the cable have my USB port up front and just plug it in when needed... it is TINY.. 3"x2" or so... it doesn't allow Ctrl-Alt-Del... but it has MOST buttons that you need... not sure how much programming/text editing you are looking to do...
    Yeah, it's nice. I did a howto awhile back on making the cord retractable.

    It's not bad and I don't figure I'll do a ton of programming on the road, but I'm not sure it's the best fit yet. So I've still been kind of looking for something better.

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