Near useless iPhone external keyboard hack surfaces

in iPhone edited January 2014
While the feasibility of such a hack is close to zilch, some folks in Japan have managed to connect a Palm / Visor external keyboard to a jailbroken iPhone 3G with help from some Ruby code and a custom (serial?) cable.

A still photo can be seen below, and a video after the jump. As is apparent from the video, the tiny external keyboard offers little in speed and accuracy advances.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    The iPhone is the only smartphone on the market without a foldable external keyboard available. Blackberry, WM, and S60 have these small keyboards which means that is it often possible to travel without the need for a full size laptop. Get with it Apple. Open up that crippled Bluetooth to make this possible.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    gongon Posts: 2,437member
    Just another case of "Steve knows best".

    They have BT keyboard support on the desktop, ready to go. No real reason why they would not include it.
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