Bluetooth Keyboard Adapter
Turn a USB or PS2 keyboard into a Bluetooth keyboard
- Works with the following devices: iPhone/iPad, Android phones and tablets, Windows XP/7/8 laptops/tablets. Note you phone/tablet/pc must support Bluetooth keyboard. Many low-end phones do not. Currently the adapter does NOT work with Mac. Let us know if Mac support is really important to you.
- One PS/2 keyboard port supporting any PS/2 keyboard (max current 120mA)
- One USB host port supporting most standard USB HID Keyboards (max current 120mA)
- One mini USB port for battery charging
- 1100mAh removable, rechargeable Li-ion battery
- Bluetooth 2.0 compliant
- Class 2 Bluetooth Wireless (10-meter distance)
- Charging LED, Status LED and Wireless LED
- More than 10 hours continuous use per one full charge (affected by the power consumption of the keyboard used)
- Mini USB cable is included. Wall charger is NOT included. You can use any standard USB charger or plug it into a PC to charge the battery.
Note: PS/2 port and USB port can be used at the same time as long as the combined current does not exceed 120mA.
Tested to work with many IBM Model-M clicky PS/2 keyboards. Look at the keyboard’s spec or label. If the current requirement is less than 120mA, then it should work. Some very old Model-M keyboards require a lot more current (up to 200mA). Those won’t work. Also works with many non-keyboard devices (like Barcode scanners, RFID readers and magnetic strip readers) that are keyboard wedges (PS/2) or emulate a HID keyboard (USB).
Success stories from our users (thanks to all of you). You will also see more pictures and details about the adapter:
- AlphaSmart (Neo or Dana) Word Processor
- DIY Converting a Unicomp Model-M keyboard to a Bluetooth one
If you send us a story like the above, we will give you 25% off to all your future orders.
So the ultimate question is: will the adapter work with my keyboard? For PS/2 keyboards, all of them should work (subject to current requirement) since PS/2 is simple and not much can go wrong. For USB keyboards, the answer is more complicated. USB is actually a very complex protocol. The adapter is too resource-limited to have full implementation. Instead, it relies on a simplified operation mode of a keyboard called “boot mode”. In this mode the keyboard uses a fixed report format to communicate with the host. Most keyboards support boot mode. How do you know yours supports boot mode? If it can be used in PC BIOS, then it supports boot mode. PC BIOS is a firmware user interface to change motherboard settings before the operating system boots. To enter it you usually press a key (like F1, F2, DEL or ESC) after the power is turned on but before the operating system is loaded. So if your keyboard can be used to enter BIOS and change the settings, then it will work with our adapter. Otherwise it won’t. In general, those keyboards do not work with our adapter: with built-in USB hub, requiring the installation of a device driver.
Money back guarantee: if for any reason the adapter does not work with your keyboard, simply return it to us for 100% refund including S&H.
Price: $59. In Stock.
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