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Topic # 224102 2-Nov-2017 12:22
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Does anyone know if there's something like a USB dial pad for android out there?


Basically, a USB base with keypad buttons that you could use instead of the touchscreen dialler?


Something like this, but not really - needs to be wired rather than Bluetooth, and needs to be able to dial full numbers, not just programmed speed-dial ones.

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  Reply # 1894227 2-Nov-2017 12:26
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Will android recognise a USB numeric keypad and use that as an input?

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  Reply # 1894250 2-Nov-2017 13:21
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Will android recognise a USB numeric keypad and use that as an input?



As long as a standard HID USB device, it should.


Certainly you can plug a standard ol' keyboard in and it works - as long as you have an OTG cable I mean.


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  Reply # 1894579 3-Nov-2017 09:32
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The key is the OTG cable/adapter. You can plug keyboard, keypad, mouse, ext drive in etc. If the Android device doesn't have enough power, you can use a powered usb hub.

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