Use any bluetooth keyboard on your iphone or ipad.

I’ve had this Nokia SU-8W bluetooth keyboard below for a few years. It’s really pretty cool and folds up into a very compact little box – great as a note taker for meetings. Of course Apple doesn’t like you using anything but their gear (*grr*) but I can finally rejoice because thanks to a nifty little (jailbroken) app I have my old portable keyboard working with my iphone and ipad.

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How to:

1. Jailbreak your iphone. I’m using the latest version of ios 4.2 above.
2. Search Cydia for an app called BTstack Keyboard. It costs $5. Install.
3. Open the newly installed keyboard app and connect to your device.

Read more on the official BTstack website here: http://keyboard.ringwald.ch/Welcome.html

 

Sadly the SW-U8 keyboards are no more but you can get them on ebay for between $35 and $70.

One Response to Use any bluetooth keyboard on your iphone or ipad.

  1. Stephan says:

    or you can always get one of these – http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/e66e/

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