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Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a very, very small usb keyboard for use in a bag?

I was looking at these which are about 9 inches wide:

http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=7599

But I still feel like there must be some other smaller options out there....

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Very small - I use

dreamGEAR MINI-Key for PlayStation 2 (about 3.25" or 8.2cm across)

with my 788 CL8 USB input and once you get used to where to find things it's great - much faster than the rotary wheel on the side, and has turned out to be quite rugged considering.

May be difficult to source though, I think it may have been discontinued or there were supply problems?

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wonder if this will work with nomad...

I seriously doubt that most of the keyboards will work with any of the Zaxcom recorders. There have been problems with support for keyboards for the longest time, requiring Deva / Fusion users to find the one or two keyboards that actually work.

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Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a very, very small usb keyboard for use in a bag?

I was looking at these which are about 9 inches wide:

http://www.cyberguys...?productid=7599

But I still feel like there must be some other smaller options out there....

This is the on I bought with a PS2 adapter to use with the Sound Devices CL-1 adapter. This was literally the only decent quality PS2 mini keyboard I could find that wasnt ridiculously over priced like the one shown below which I also found.

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Hey Matt i bought this http://www.bestofferbuy.com/68key-portable-mini-multimedia-keyboard-with-retractable-usb-cable-black-p-28799.html and works well with the 788t. Is cheap and ships to the UK.

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Wasn't there a company with "cherry" in the name that made a few little USB keyboards? I don't think it was Cherry keyboards, but something similar sounding, they also made at least one model that was wearable (like the one Tom posted).

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Diego I like the looks of that one, 2 inches smaller width wise than the one I was looking at which is a bonus.

Those wrist wearable ones seem like they could be good but definitely are expensive for keyboard prices! That and I would feel like a data entry cyborg.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Diego I like the looks of that one, 2 inches smaller width wise than the one I was looking at which is a bonus.

Those wrist wearable ones seem like they could be good but definitely are expensive for keyboard prices! That and I would feel like a data entry cyborg.

I spat my drink out when I noticed the price!

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I seriously doubt that most of the keyboards will work with any of the Zaxcom recorders. There have been problems with support for keyboards for the longest time, requiring Deva / Fusion users to find the one or two keyboards that actually work.

D

Didn't Zaxcom recently announce upcoming support for keyboards on Nomad? If so I hope they can advise which ones DO work.

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Wasn't there a company with "cherry" in the name that made a few little USB keyboards? I don't think it was Cherry keyboards, but something similar sounding, they also made at least one model that was wearable (like the one Tom posted).

Do you mean this keyboard? Can't find it for sale anywhere...

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Take a look at this thread from awhile ago:

I posted a pic of the keyboard linked to in the OP with my 702. Its not a bad little cheap keyboard.

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a tiny one

normally for an HTC phone, but i used it on an SD744

I had one like this and I couldn't get it to work w/ CL1 and 744. This was a few yrs ago--maybe it just looked like this but was a diff model.

The only keybd I got to work reliably w/ 744 CL1 was the "squishy key" flexible one that Trew sold for awhile. Worked ok but was kind of unpleasant to type on

philp

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wonder if this will work with nomad...

The goal is it to make any USB keyboard work. But at this point it is hard to say because Zaxcom is currently in the process of re-vamping the USB software to improve it's performance - hence the reason for the delay.

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The goal is it to make any USB keyboard work. But at this point it is hard to say because Zaxcom is currently in the process of re-vamping the USB software to improve it's performance - hence the reason for the delay.

Thanks Jack hope it happens

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I've tried several keyboards over the period in which I've owned my 788T. Many do not like the 788T which I'm guessing is down to USB powering. Anymore suggestions from here in the UK??

I've used the "SIIG USB Mini Multimedia Keyboard", which definitely works with the 788:

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/B002QFOKOO

$20 from Amazon. It's not the tiniest keyboard around (about 12" across), but if it was any smaller, my ape-like fingers would have too much trouble typing in scene names and notes.

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this one works with my SD 744T but not on my Fusion:

PSK-3100PS2 (not U like USB)

http://www.pstc.com....e/WiredSlim.htm

this KB-207U-B-DE works on my Fusion but is not as small and got a German layout (Fusion wants English):

http://gmb.nl/item.aspx?id=6555

the Keysonic ack3400 u didn´t work with my Fusion

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I spat my drink out when I noticed the price!

I doubt many were sold at the original price.

I found a WristPC PS/2 version for less than $60 and USB version for $45 on eBay over a year ago.

The PS/2 version works great with a 744T and CL1 and a colleague is using the USB model with a Pix 240.

Best regards,

Jim

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