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Old 06-24-2020, 08:45 AM   #1
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Found an interesting keyboard on the rubbish tip


It was tiny, basically just a flat piece of plastic with keys, but they were a reasonable size for fingering so this was imho a well designed piece of kit. It was obviously intended for use with Apple devices, as it had a "Flower" key. On one side edge there was a power button and on the other a narrow slit, which I assume was a connector port.

Was this an ancilliary keyboard for an iPad or iPhone?
 
Old 06-26-2020, 02:00 AM   #2
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Based on your description... a smart keyboard / smart keyboard folio? (Apple has them listed as such.) Or something older?
 
Old 06-26-2020, 02:23 AM   #3
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Couldn't you also find a digital camera somewhere?
 
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LOL...Yes, a picture is a thousand words.
 
Old 06-27-2020, 08:03 AM   #5
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I think this is it. Look particularly at the edge-on views to the left.
 
Old 06-27-2020, 08:08 AM   #6
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If that's it, then while the electronics are likely still functional I'd bet at least one or more of the commonly used keys are broken. Apple makes weak keyboards these years.
 
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I think this is it. Look particularly at the edge-on views to the left.
Oh, I recognise that model. My dad has one that he uses with his iMac.
 
Old 06-27-2020, 11:03 PM   #8
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I think this is it. Look particularly at the edge-on views to the left.
If that is indeed what you've found, the 'slit' is actually the battery cover. If I remember right it works like a flat-head screw - you use a coin or something like that to turn it (I don't think they have a specific 'tool' for it). I don't remember what kind of batteries go into it though.

Agree on them not being so hot quality wise - it's been some time since Apple actually shipped mechanical keyboards with their systems. It probably does not have any form of wired connectivity available - like many newer Apple peripherals. If it works (and has power) it probably can connect via Bluetooth though.

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