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Can anyone recommend a Raspberry Pi Keyboard. Tired of carrying a full-sized keyboard around.

#1 User is offline Jeffery Mewtamer 

Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:38 AM

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So, a while back I replaced my laptop with a Raspberry Pi as the computer I carry to class and have managed to find most of the accessories needed to make the Pi truly portable and have switched from using a laptop bag to using a fanny pack for carrying what I need for class.

At present, I'm using the same wireless USB keyboard I use with my desktop to interface with my Pi and would like to replace it with something that will fit in the fanny pack with the Pi and other accessories.

Ideally, I'm looking for the following:
-About the size of 2 Pis sitting side-by-side.
-Suitable for touchtyping with thumbs(i.e. buttons are fairly large, are clearly separated, f and j have prominent bumps).
-Full Qwerty block with number and function rows.
-Non-gimped navigation keys(i.e. arrow keys are same size as alphanumeric keys, are still in a t or cross formation, I can live with needing to hold Fn to turn up, down, left, and right into PageUp, PageDown, Home, and End).
-both left and right alt/ctrl keys(I can live with a shortened space bar).

I would prefer something without any kind of touch input or mouse alternative, and I have no use for integrated gaming controls unless anyone knows a way I could map the gaming controls to common text adventure commands(mapping an 8-direction d-pad to cardinal direction commands would be nice).

For those wondering, I'm running the pi on Raspbian Lite with console speech and no GUI with keyboard and earphones as my only input and output devices respectively and use it for note taking, coding, a bit of web browsing with elinks, and plan to put frotz and my collection of text adventures on it.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:45 PM

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I'm using a keyboard very similar to for my RasPi, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it, especially because you've got sight issues. The bugger's fiddly at the best of times. =P

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