The perfect keyboard for the iPad (and iPhone with OS 4.0)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Michelle Steiner, May 3, 2010.

  1. Michelle Steiner

    DevilsPGD Guest

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    Still no USB port listed on Apple's specs, weird. USB pins, sure, but
    not a USB port.

    Which type of USB port? A or B? Mini? Male or female? etc...
     
    DevilsPGD, May 6, 2010
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  2. Still no USB port listed on Apple's specs, weird. USB pins, sure, but
    not a USB port.

    Which type of USB port? A or B? Mini? Male or female? etc...[/QUOTE]

    You are confusing port with connector.
     
    Michelle Steiner, May 6, 2010
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  3. Michelle Steiner

    Larry Guest

    It really doesn't have a USB port. It has a USB port ADAPTER for the
    shitty proprietary port.....you know, proprietary, like FLASH.
     
    Larry, May 6, 2010
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  4. It really doesn't have a USB port. It has a USB port ADAPTER for the
    shitty proprietary port.....you know, proprietary, like FLASH.[/QUOTE]

    Now you're confusing ports with connectors again.
     
    Michelle Steiner, May 6, 2010
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  5. Michelle Steiner

    Guest Guest

    except, it does print.
     
    Guest, May 6, 2010
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  6. Michelle Steiner

    Larry Guest


    Tell us how....WITHOUT uploading your document to the net.
     
    Larry, May 6, 2010
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  7. Michelle Steiner

    Guest Guest

    no need to upload anything. enable printer sharing on any computer on a
    local network and print, or get a wireless printer. no need to fuss
    with cables.

    it's the same way a lot of people print from a laptop while sitting on
    the couch. do you think they get up and walk over to the printer and
    plug in a cable??
     
    Guest, May 6, 2010
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  8. Michelle Steiner

    Larry Guest

    There were 12 wifi and 4 bluetooth printers at Best Buy showing on my
    N800's Bluetooth and wifi screens. The N800 will connect to any of
    them.

    The THREE iPads on demo at the Apple kiosk, RIGHT NEXT TO THE PRINTER
    SALES DEPARTMENT WITH NO WALLS BETWEEN, didn't show ANY of them on
    either wifi or bluetooth screens. You cannot connect an iPad to a
    bluetooth or wifi printer. It simply ignored everything except an
    unattached Apple BT keyboard....and my Nokia N800 connection to it,
    identifying the N800 as a PDA, but, of course, with only headphone
    protocol delivered.

    No, WE don't plug into the printer. WE connect to the printer, either
    over the LAN or PAN or Bluetooth.....then WE send our documents to the
    printer for printing. But, first, you MUST tell me how I can connect an
    iPad over either bluetooth or wifi to any standard HP or Epson or
    Samsung or other printer so it will send the document to the printer
    over these protocols!

    The Apple guy, not a Best Buy kid, told me it wouldn't work. I concur.
    How are you printing from an iPad, ANY document, say an email you got
    from Mom?

    Your turn.....tell us all how! I bet the other iPad owners on here
    would love to know, too!
     
    Larry, May 6, 2010
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  9. Michelle Steiner

    Guest Guest

    great, so the ipad works the same way.
    *you* can't. others can.
     
    Guest, May 6, 2010
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  10. Michelle Steiner

    DevilsPGD Guest

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    You are confusing port with connector.[/QUOTE]

    The USB specification defines both.
     
    DevilsPGD, May 6, 2010
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  11. The USB specification defines both.[/QUOTE]

    Included are proprietary connectors. BTW, here's some more information
    about the Dock Connector (from Wikipedia):

    The Apple dock connector is a 30-pin connector that is common on most
    models of iPods, iPhones and the iPad. Originally, the Apple dock
    connector carried USB, FireWire, some controls and line level audio
    outputs. As the iPod evolved, so did the signals in the dock
    connector. Video was added to the connector. FireWire was phased out
    of the iPods, which led to a discontinuity in usage of the dock
    connector. Older implementations of the dock connector may have been
    using the FireWire power pin to supply power, and cannot charge later
    iPods and iPhones or the iPad.

    The simplest form of the dock connector today takes the form of a
    simple cable with the dock connector on one end and a USB connector
    on the other. ***This cable only has the USB signals in the dock
    connector,*** but is sufficient to synchronize and charge the devices.
    At the other end of the spectrum, the dock connector is used to
    completely merge the Apple devices into a variety of accessories,
    both mechanically and electrically.

    (Emphasis added.)
     
    Michelle Steiner, May 6, 2010
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  12. Michelle Steiner

    DevilsPGD Guest

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    Included are proprietary connectors. BTW, here's some more information
    about the Dock Connector (from Wikipedia):

    The Apple dock connector is a 30-pin connector that is common on most
    models of iPods, iPhones and the iPad. Originally, the Apple dock
    connector carried USB, FireWire, some controls and line level audio
    outputs. As the iPod evolved, so did the signals in the dock
    connector. Video was added to the connector. FireWire was phased out
    of the iPods, which led to a discontinuity in usage of the dock
    connector. Older implementations of the dock connector may have been
    using the FireWire power pin to supply power, and cannot charge later
    iPods and iPhones or the iPad.

    The simplest form of the dock connector today takes the form of a
    simple cable with the dock connector on one end and a USB connector
    on the other. ***This cable only has the USB signals in the dock
    connector,*** but is sufficient to synchronize and charge the devices.
    At the other end of the spectrum, the dock connector is used to
    completely merge the Apple devices into a variety of accessories,
    both mechanically and electrically.

    (Emphasis added.)[/QUOTE]

    Right. iPhone/iPad has a *Dock Connector* which carries USB signals. It
    doesn't have a USB port.
     
    DevilsPGD, May 6, 2010
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  13. Right. iPhone/iPad has a *Dock Connector* which carries USB signals. It
    doesn't have a USB port.[/QUOTE]

    It has a USB port, but not a USB connector.

    The problem here being that "port" can refer to the physical specifications
    of a connector or the kind of data being transmitted through the connector.
    In this case, the kind of data is what we're really talking about, so the
    hardware specification is merely an attempt at FUD. The important thing is
    that the iPad (and iPhone/iPod Touch) can connect via USB to various
    devices (eg., a computer, a keyboard, a headset); that the physical
    connector is unique is a moot point.
     
    Michelle Steiner, May 7, 2010
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