howtogeek — 2013-06-05T06:42:01-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/164783/how-to-connect-mice-keyboards-and-gamepads-to-an-android-phone-or-tablet/
Android supports mice, keyboards, and even gamepads. On many Android devices, you can connect USB peripherals to your device. On other Android devices, you may need to connect them wirelessly via Bluetooth.
t_f_trayton — 2013-06-06T03:06:42-04:00 — #2
Before I try this have you tried it on the Samsung Galaxy GT-N8010 tablet?
rshewmaker — 2013-06-06T18:57:31-04:00 — #3
So, what if the peripheral device doesn't register? Working with a Samsung Epic 4G Touch (sph-710) from Sprint, BTW.
sjh953 — 2013-06-06T21:37:03-04:00 — #4
Thanks for this article. It never occurred to me that I could connect a standard keyboard/mouse to my Nexus 7. Tried it, worked great. No issues.
After the initial shock wore off, I decided to try the IBM "Thinkpad USB Keyboard and Trackpoint" unit that I have; it's FRU 55Y9003, cost me about $50, and should be easily found on ebay, etc.
What's great about this unit is that it has BOTH a keyboard and the red 'eraser head' trackpoint/mouse (no trackpad) -- and BOTH work when plugged into the Nexus 7 with the single USB OTG connector. This means one can type AND move the cursor around as if using a standard computer. I use a ThinkPad, and prefer the Trackpoint, so now the Nexus 7 is really no different than using the Lenovo.
Thanks HTG for the basic info. That's why I visit your site.