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VJ
15th September 2005, 05:08
Hello,

As some of you might remember, I recently purchased a Datahand Pro II (http://www.datahand.com/products/proii.htm) keyboard. This is quite exotic keyboard that most comfortable on my lap.
http://www.datahand.com/images/proii_bw.gif

While the keyboard has a fairly long cable, I feel it would be easier if it were wireless (which is not an option). Currently, the keyboard (which also controls the mouse cursor) is connected via 2 PS/2 connectors to this Belkin USB-PS/2 (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=200769&pcount=&Product_Id=196582&Section.Section_Path=%2FUSB%2FAdaptersenkabels%2F) adapter. My computer has a Sitecom Bluetooth dongle (http://www.sitecom.com/products_info.php?product_id=222&grp_id=8).

In retrospect, I think I should have both the serial version of the keyboard/mouse device: there are bluetooth serial port adapters. But I hadn't thought of it at the time. So, is there a way to make this PS/2 keyboard/mouse device wireless?


Jörg

ZokesPro
15th September 2005, 05:26
So, is there a way to make this PS/2 keyboard/mouse device wireless?
I have some scissors you can borrow. :p

VJ
15th September 2005, 06:17
I have some scissors you can borrow. :p
I would still like it to work... :rolleyes:

These are the scenarios I was thinking about:

PS/2 wireless cable replacement (2x)
USB wireless cable replacement
PS/2 to bluetooth dongle (2x)

I know for serial ports, a wireless cable replacement exists; as does a serial to bluetooth dongle (a bit harder to find a batterypowered one, but they exist also).


Jörg

ZokesPro
15th September 2005, 06:40
I would still like it to work... :rolleyes:


I was kidding btw. :disapp:



These are the scenarios I was thinking about:

PS/2 wireless cable replacement (2x)
USB wireless cable replacement
PS/2 to bluetooth dongle (2x)

I know for serial ports, a wireless cable replacement exists; as does a serial to bluetooth dongle (a bit harder to find a batterypowered one, but they exist also).


Jörg
I'm sure there's a way. Tried doing some research on google but I'm not sure what to type to get what your looking for. It keeps coming up with network wireless adapters.

VJ
15th September 2005, 06:43
I was kidding btw. :disapp:
I know, don't worry... :D


I'm sure there's a way. Tried doing some research on google but I'm not sure what to type to get what your looking for.
Well, searching for anything that contains "wireless" and "PS/2", yields a vast array of links about wireless keyboards that have a PS/2 connection... :( I have found some things on wireless USB, but they are either in development or for OEMs...


Jörg

ZokesPro
15th September 2005, 06:46
I know, don't worry... :D

Ah ok. :) :bunny:


Well, searching for anything that contains "wireless" and "PS/2", yields a vast array of links about wireless keyboards that have a PS/2 connection... :( I have found some things on wireless USB, but they are either in development or for OEMs...


Jörg
That or Playstation 2 wireless adapters. :rolleyes:

I'll keep searching, just need to refine my search. Hmmm, I wonder if the google directory would be any help...

Edit: I've been searching google like mad and it's really hard to find what your looking for.

VJ
15th September 2005, 07:15
So far, I came up with these:
Icron wireless USB (in development) (http://www.icron.com/products/usb/wireless_usb.php)
wireless kvm (http://www.avocent.com/web/en.nsf/Content/LongView+Wireless) (way too expensive, I don't need wireless video :eek: )


Jörg

ZokesPro
15th September 2005, 07:26
I found this:

Bluetooth wireless serial adapter (http://www.digi.com/products/wireless/wavespeeds.jsp) :ermm:

VJ
15th September 2005, 07:30
Yes, plenty of serial port adapters, but my keyboard has 2 PS/2 ports... I figured the keyboard/mouse would be more compatible with a PS/2 port than a serial port. Had I thought about this wireless route before, I would have gotten the serial version... :ermm:

I might still consider the purchase of a second such keyboard (for in my office), but given the price and the fact that I can work from home this seems like just a waste of money...


Jörg

ZokesPro
15th September 2005, 07:57
I can't find anything except for those damned serial adapters. :(

Ali
15th September 2005, 07:59
So what you are probably looking for is a PS/2 to RS232 adapter. If you find a couple of those, along with a couple of RS232 to bluetooth adapters, you should be set.

I havent looked for PS/2 to RS232, but I would be supprised if they dont exist.

VJ
15th September 2005, 08:06
Yes, I have also considered that, but didn't manage to find a PS/2 to RS232 adapter... :ermm:
edit: I found some devices... But will it work on the PC side? (i.e. suppose I go this route, will the keyboard and mouse work via a serial port in XP)

Jörg

cjolley
15th September 2005, 08:31
See my soulution here: http://forums.murc.ws/showthread.php?t=54132

VJ
16th September 2005, 02:40
See my soulution here: http://forums.murc.ws/showthread.php?t=54132
I'm not sure if it would work... :D
The technique described in that posts seems to be aimed at regular keyboards. The datahand keyboard is virtually noiseless.

I'm currently looking into the PS/2 -> serial -> bluetooth option...


Jörg