New Keyboard Layouts for Raspberry Pi 400
At the end of 2020, we here at Vilros were excited to share the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 400, the highly affordable, powerful personal computer that’s built into a compact keyboard. Now, not even a year later, there are new updates making this computer even more accessible as Raspberry Pi launches four new keyboard layouts in different languages.
Raspberry Pi 400 is a revolution in the computing world, as it brings all the power of a Raspberry Pi 4 (which itself is 40 times more powerful than the original Pi computer), and it compresses all that power into a small, user-friendly keyboard.
If you love minimalism, you’ll love the Raspberry Pi 400 as it streamlines your desk set-up. The computer motherboard is integrated into the keyboard itself, so all you have to do is plug it into a monitor (and, if you like, attach a mouse), and you’re ready to start computing.
You can buy just the Raspberry Pi 400 computer on its own, or purchase the kit, which comes with an official Raspberry Pi mouse, power supply, SD card, micro HDMI to HDMI cable, and the official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide to get you started with your first Pi projects, all at price point much lower than the average laptop or desktop computer.
Now, if you speak Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian, there’s a Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard layout for you. (Plus, a Japanese version is also soon on its way!)
Check Out the New Raspberry Pi 400 Keyboard Layouts
When the Raspberry Pi 400 was first released, it was available with keyboards designed for the US, UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. Now, there are four new keyboards designed for more languages so that even more people can easily use the Raspberry Pi in their native tongue.
The four new official keyboards that are currently available support the Swedish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Danish alphabets. Each of these keyboards contain extra keys with letters specific to these different languages. Also, the placement of the different letter keys varies depending on its standardized use in the language.
This is excellent news for Pi users in those European countries as well as Brazil, where the additional functionality makes the keyboard easier to use and simplifies the programming process for those who speak these languages.
You can check out all of the available keyboards and see which will be a best fit given your language abilities and preferences on the Raspberry Pi datasheets page.
Find Out More About the Raspberry Pi 400
Of course, these additional keyboards are just the beginning as Raspberry Pi continues to increase the accessibility of its products by building in compatibility with even more languages. Some of the languages that users are looking forward to seeing in the future include Serbian, Icelandic, Russian, and Greek.
Which language would you like to see for the next upgrade of Raspberry Pi 400?
In the meantime, if you live in North America, and US English is your preferred language, then you don’t have to wait! You can get your very own Raspberry Pi 400 today. Whether you’re a Pi pro are just looking to get started with your very first Raspberry Pi kit, the Raspberry Pi 400 can make a wonderful addition to your desk and maybe even replace a bulky older computer.
Have you tried out the Raspberry Pi 400? If so, let us know about your experience. Do you recommend it to others?
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