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Connect Wireless Keyboard & Mouse with Ipad3

2680 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 2:46 AM by jainvikas8 RSS
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Feb 12, 2013 10:15 PM

Hello! guys,


   I have an Microsoft Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse , Please check link below.


   Can I connect this to my Ipad 3? Although I don't have a USB adapter, but might purchase it, If I am sure it works.


   But the question is for Technical expert, That this particular Microsoft Keyboard & mouse works on 2.4 Ghz Wi-fi Signal, Therefore Is there an App which can allow this connectivity with out the additional USB key required?


    If you have further queries, Please let me know.




iPad 2, iOS 6.1
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 12:16 AM (in response to jainvikas8)

    No. It requires a USB plug in receiver, which would never work on an iPad. A bluetooth keyboard would work with the iPad. No mouse would ever work with the iPad, since it uses touch gestures.

  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 10:36 PM (in response to jainvikas8)

    Apple never claims that the iPad is a computer. And it isn't. It's an appliance or something that works with your computer. It's like a smart phone.


    It's difficult to work on Excel with a tablet, so I don't. When I need to work on huge spreadsheets, I use a real computer. I need the processing power and access to a mouse and keyboard.


    As for FPS games, there are a lot of them on the iPad, and they seem to be quite popular. I've seen kids play them, and they're very good with them. Part of how the iPad works is that it has a gravitometer, so as you tilt, the action tilts. It's more natural. In fact, I've read a lot of stock analyst reports that say that Xbox and PS3 are dying gaming systems, as the iPad is a more intuitive method of playing games. I have no idea, as I am not a gamer. But you cannot use a mouse.

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (5,590 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 12:50 AM (in response to jainvikas8)

    @jainvikas8  iPad FPS games abosulutely do not require a keyboard and mouse control. There are many good FPS games on iPad designed to work with iPad controls - i.e. gestures because they were built for iPad, not computers. OrangeMarlin is correct, I think it is much more intuitive on iPad.


    Look at:



    Call of Duty: Zombies

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

    Dead Space

    Metal Gear Solid


  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (5,590 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:28 AM (in response to jainvikas8)

    I wasn't suggesting this is about being right but I suppose I wasn't clear. I have three main points here:


    1) You cannot connect a mouse. Having a touch-based interface the iPad is simply not designed for it.

    2) Given that, games are not developed for use with a mouse anyway.

    3) Try the different games. The developers may have slightly different ways of implementing the interaction and you may find one or more easier and more comfortable than the others.


    You can try using some of the hardware add-ons that more or less act as a joystick and see if that works. Maybe it will be more comfortable for your brother. I suspect though, as a gamer he is just used to the keyboard and mouse and with a bit of time it will be more comfortable.


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