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I'm intending to buy a keyboard for my tablet - some advices needed

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by duolingoer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. duolingoer

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    So the tablet is Prestigio PMP5080, OS android 4.0.3 and has one micro-b USB as far as I can see from here: en wikipedia org wiki Mini_usb#Host_and_Device_interface_receptacles. I was thinking of buying a regular keyboard for tablet, but I have several questions:
    -Tablet keyboards (such as this one: i imgur com RCiG6iS png) seem to require a female USB A port. As I mentioned, my one has only micro-b USB - so it looks like I'll need a cable adapter. Will this do the job? What is your experience with this?
    -Do tablet keyboards require any drivers or software to work?
    -Do they only ever have the standard keyboard layout? I'd like to be able to type in special characters like
     

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    You can only use USB keyboard if your tablet supports OTG (on-the-go) USB. With an adapter it turns your tablet into a host so you can hook up accessories. But if it doesn't support it or you are not sure, use Bluetooth wireless keyboard. A lot easier to use and their rechargeable batteries last a long time. Check my signature link, I reviewed a lot of wireless keyboards.
     
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    How can I understand if it supports OTG?
     
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    I just did a quick google of your tablet, seems to be a very old model. Looks like it doesn't support Bluetooth or OTG. Doesn't look like keyboard will be possible to connect.
     

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