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Topic # 228555 11-Jan-2018 11:58
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We're starting to play more youtube on the TV for my toddler, the likes of sesame st. Typing using an onscreen keyboard and cursor keys is horribly slow. The Kore app which is an Android remote doesn't seem to help.

 

Can anyone recommend a compact wireless keyboard that'll work with the Pi2? Ideally something sized like a large remote, not a keyboard.

 

Was looking at this but not sure it comes with a receiver. This one says in a vague way it includes a receiver and looks about the right size.

 

I was kindly given a Flirc by NightStalker but haven't managed to get it working yet. It could play a part in this, if I can get it to work. Probably easier to have RF.





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  Reply # 1936174 11-Jan-2018 12:48
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The keyboard I use for my Pi3 looks almost identical to the first of the two that you mentioned. Generally works well but sometimes I have to point it in the direction of the Pi otherwise it drops keystrokes. It came with a receiver dongle.




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  Reply # 1936249 11-Jan-2018 14:03
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Ah, digging into the question of the first one it does include a USB dongle. I guess that'll do then :)





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  Reply # 1936263 11-Jan-2018 14:39
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Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

It's expensive, and you may not consider it compact enough, but man, do I love it.

The lighted keys are fantastic, and the battery life is superb.

It's USUALLY plug and play with Raspberry Pi, but you may want to search the forums

https://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/living-room-keyboard-k830?crid=27



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  Reply # 1937294 11-Jan-2018 16:16
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Looks nice if you need a full size keyboard, but I just want a tiny one for occasional use, thanks





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  Reply # 1937329 11-Jan-2018 19:09
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I bought the tiny one you refer to trademe but couldn't get grips with it.  So ended up getting a Logitech kb400 from the Warehouse and its perfect for my Intel nuc to TV.

 

Your welcome to the one I recently bought if you pay the courier cost as I won't use it https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/peripherals/keyboards/cordless/auction-1515042094.htm?rsqid=6e0e61846aa94239b0d308158eeef945 


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  Reply # 1937348 11-Jan-2018 20:17
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I got three of these from AliExpress. Come with a USB receiver and work great with a few devices around home.

WooYi i8 Mini Wireless Keyboard 2.4GHz English Arabic Russian Hebrew QWERTY Keyboard with Touchpad For Android TV Box Laptop

 


http://s.aliexpress.com/biy2A32Q





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  Reply # 1937351 11-Jan-2018 20:23
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xyeovillian:

 

I bought the tiny one you refer to trademe but couldn't get grips with it.  So ended up getting a Logitech kb400 from the Warehouse and its perfect for my Intel nuc to TV.

 

Your welcome to the one I recently bought if you pay the courier cost as I won't use it https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/peripherals/keyboards/cordless/auction-1515042094.htm?rsqid=6e0e61846aa94239b0d308158eeef945 

 

 

That's a generous offer, thanks. Why didn't you like it?





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  Reply # 1937353 11-Jan-2018 20:23
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I have a Bluetooth version of the rii and it works well and it comes with USB receiver. If you are in Wellington you can try it.



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  Reply # 1937401 11-Jan-2018 21:33
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Mauro145: I have a Bluetooth version of the rii and it works well and it comes with USB receiver. If you are in Wellington you can try it.

 

Appreciate the offer, but for $20 I'd probably just get a few peoples opinion and buy it. Work ok for you for occasional use?





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  Reply # 1937407 11-Jan-2018 21:39
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I have found the ones with trackpads will motor thru the batteries on occasion, its like the touchpad isnt going to sleep I think.

 

Have spares on hand if you use one.





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  Reply # 1937463 12-Jan-2018 06:50
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Good call Rich, might try one without a trackpad. Don't need one of those. Any recommendation?





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  Reply # 1937487 12-Jan-2018 08:12
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I very rarely use the trackpad, but mine came with a rechargeable battery that I charge up a couple of times a year (the keyboard gets used most nights).




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  Reply # 1937511 12-Jan-2018 08:54
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MurrayM:

 

I very rarely use the trackpad, but mine came with a rechargeable battery that I charge up a couple of times a year (the keyboard gets used most nights).

 

 

Is that the cheap kind that everyone's talking about? That's good battery life, that'd be fine.





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  Reply # 1937525 12-Jan-2018 09:17
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timmmay:

 

That's a generous offer, thanks. Why didn't you like it?

 

 

Being 75 I couldn't use the trackpad I expect a youngster could, but pleased with the KB400 but still need a wireless mouse as well sometimes


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  Reply # 1937526 12-Jan-2018 09:20
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timmmay:

 

MurrayM:

 

I very rarely use the trackpad, but mine came with a rechargeable battery that I charge up a couple of times a year (the keyboard gets used most nights).

 

 

Is that the cheap kind that everyone's talking about? That's good battery life, that'd be fine.

 

 

Yeah that's the first one that you posted. I've seen them both with and without rechargeable batteries, I guess I was just lucky to get a rechargeable with mine (looks a bit like a phone battery). When the Pi's first came out I bought a set from Element 14 that included a Pi, case, power pack, HDMI cable and keyboard.


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