This week I’ve been thinking about using my beloved Apple Extended Keyboard with my iPad. I bought an iPad Camera Connection Kit, hoping it would work with my Griffin iMate. I’m pleased to report that, despite a complaint from the iPad about an “unsupported USB device,” it worked perfectly.
The video above shows exactly how I put it together, plus a minute of me typing in Notes on the iPad with my old Apple Extended Keyboard. The hardware I used:
- Apple Extended Keyboard
- ADB cable
- Griffin iMate
- Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit
- Apple iPad Dock
- iPad 2 (it also worked with an original iPad)
Nirvana. Plus the sight of the sleek iPad behind that battleship of a keyboard is hilarious.
For more fun with the iPad Camera Connection Kit: