Originally Posted by Travellerr
Woooooaaah Woah you can used a mechanical keyboard with a iPad ? I am in desperate need of some news updates. I didn't know that at all. That is really cool especially if I don't feel like being at my p.c. and I can bring my tenkeyless mini with me that would be awesome...really awesommee.
Thats my goal.
I've seen people connect regular USB keyboards to Ipads via the camera connection kit, but i'm not sure about mechanicals.
The issue is the ipads can only provide so much power over its lightning connector, that some usb items that take a good bit of power won't work. Though it does seem if you used a powered usb hub then nearly anything would work.
This is my first ipad so i'm still playing around with it and seeing what all I can do with it.
I don't know if a non backlit mech requires any more power than a standard keyboard, but i'll find out.
The apple store and frys didn't have any of the connector kits, i'll try a best buy tomorrow to see what I can find.
My goal would be to have a mini-laptop thing, find me a 60% keyboard with mx blues or greens, and have it with an ipad, that would be perfect for me. I'd love a macbook air, but the small screen resolution would bother me, and I don't need the processing power of it. I should be able to do 90% of what I would do on a laptop if i had one on an ipad.
Since my desktop is speced out I typically do all my serious work on it.Edited by Jixr - 12/22/13 at 4:49pm