tobo wrote:Sorry, haven't checked this thread in a while . I've added the descirptor as attachment for those that requested it. I checked the above microsoft page and the keyboard seems to register up to 21 keys.
Ah, lovely, thank-you!
Right, so... it's got two interfaces, the first of which is a completely normal 6KRO (and modifiers) 'boot mode' keyboard.
The second is nominally a mouse, but it can send 4 different reports:
- standard mouse
- power control keys
- multimedia keys
- 15 extra keyboard keys
Looking for problems, I reckon it's all OK in practice. On a Mac, which will think of the two reports as two independant keyboards, this arrangement certainly won't cause any issues until more than 6 keys are pressed. Then, there may be confusion over which keys are repeating, or which keys are affected by modifiers. But that's hardly going to matter in games or whatever, where you might be wanting to press so many keys.
So overall, not bad. For a low-speed device. It's a shame that full-speed is still viewed as too expensive, because it removes the needs for these tricks, and is much faster as well. It's a chicken and egg situation I guess - full-speed controllers won't get cheap until keyboard makers start using them, and makers won't use them until they're cheap