US Layout Version
The Raspberry Pi keyboard and hub includes three host ports for external devices. These can be used for connecting a USB mouse, USB drives or other USB controlled devices.
The MicroUSB port in the centre is for connection to the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi provides control and power to the three USB Type A ports via the USB hub built into the keyboard.
Features of the keyboard
The official Raspberry Pi keyboard and hub provides three lock keys. These are Num Lock, Scroll Lock and Caps Lock. There are three LEDs in the top right corner to indicate which locks are enabled.
Caps Lock – Enables capital letters to be typed. Use the Shift key to produce lower case letters in this mode. This mode is enabled and disabled by pressing the Caps Lock key.
Num Lock – This enables the red number keys on the letter keys. This is useful for entering numbers like a calculator. This mode is enabled and disabled by pressing the Num Lock key.
Scroll Lock – This enables the cursor keys for browsing. This is a way of browsing web pages and spreadsheets without the mouse. This mode is enabled and disabled by pressing the ScrLk key while holding the Fn key.
This is the recommended configuration of the Raspberry Pi and keyboard and mouse. The hub on the keyboard ensures easy access to USB drives, and the mouse cable can be short and tidy. The mouse cable is still long enough to use it in your left hand as well.
Note: It is important that the power supply is connected to the Raspberry Pi, and the keyboard is powered by the Raspberry Pi. If the power adaptor is connected to the keyboard with the Raspberry Pi powered from the keyboard, then the keyboard will not operate correctly.
I ordered this in October 2020 (Order # 34678) because I needed a keyboard that works with Pi zero's, and this does, but be aware that Great Britain keyboards lack some buttons like the pipe key which is incredibly important in Linux. Because of this I immediately threw it in the junk drawer. I couldn't find my other keyboard, so I grabbed this one, and was instantly reminded why it is so frustrating. I've now spent more time trying to get the keyboard working than I have actually installing and configuring the device I needed to use the keyboard on, all because I am 100% stuck behind the inability to pipe a curl command to bash with ONE KEY ("|"). Alt +124 doesn't work, and there is no UI to copy/paste the key, nor does the device have network access to ssh into the device.
So be aware that if you choose this keyboard, you are in for a ton of headaches with basic Linux commands.
I received exactly what I ordered. Will definitely buy from Vilros again in the future.
I was originally looking for a wireless keyboard but not finding any reasonably priced ones that I liked. Since the Pi keyboard has a USB hub, I can plug my mouse into it and have only one wire going to the Pi, so I decided it would be fine. I'm very happy with it. It looks nice and seems well made.
absolutely amazing i love it to death
Fast shipping, great product.