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Tapio iOS Switch Interface with Apple Lightning Adapter

Win, Linux, Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Switch Interface
Item # Product Description Photo Price
OI-TO0100

Not shown, but Tapio comes with an Apple Lightning or 30-pin Dock to USB Adapter.

Benefits

  • Lightning Fast
  • No Batteries to Charge or Replace - Host powered
  • Multi-Platform • Works with Apple iOS Devices (iOS 7 and newer), and Mac, Windows and Linux computers
  • Accepts Two Single Switches with an available Stereo-to-Mono Adapter
  • Accepts Dual Switches Directly with a stereo plug
  • Accepts Dual Switches Directly with a stereo plug
  • RJ Cooper Switch Events

Note About Compatibility:

Apple iOS Devices have worked with direct connect USB keyboards since the early days of iPhone. However, Apple only officially supports Bluetooth keyboards. For this reason whenever you plug a USB keyboard into an iOS Device, or turn on an iOS Device with USB keyboard connected you will receive a notification or message telling you that it is not supported.

Since Tapio presents itself as a USB keyboard, you will see this message. Simply tap OK directly or scan to and "tap" OK to dismiss the dialog box.

Other Specifications

  • Keyboard Switch Events
  • Mouse Button Events
  • Joystick Button Events
  • Supports USB Remote Wakeup
  • Full Speed USB device
  • Uses standard, USB Human Interface Device (HID) drivers
  • Weighs •-ounce (14-grams)
  • Dimensions:
    2 x 0.8 x 0.5 inches (51 x 20 x 13 mm)

Usage

Tapio's integrated DIP Switch selects iOS Device specific modes, mouse, joystick, or keyboard functions as shown in the table below.

Tapio Switch/Mode Settings

Usage Notes

  • DIP Switch SW4 is reserved and should be ON.
  • Outputs describes the keyboard keys, mouse buttons, or joystick buttons that are sent when the first and second adaptive switches are actuated. In most cases one key is sent in two cases (RJ and Rich Modes) two keys are sent in quick succession.
  • Timing further describes how keys are sent.
  • For Full Duration timing, Tapio holds the keyboard key down as long as the associated adaptive switch is held down.
  • For Pulse timing the key is held down only briefly and released no matter how long the associated adaptive switch is held down. For example, in RJ mode when an adaptive switch is first pressed the ~ (tilde) and then the 1 (ONE) keys are sent in quick succession. Nothing happens when the adaptive switch is released.
  • For Pulse-Pulse timing, when the adaptive switch is pressed Tapio briefly holds down and releases the first key listed, and when the adaptive switch is released Tapio briefly holds down and releases the second key listed. For example, in Tapio's RICH mode when the adaptive switch is pressed and held Tapio "presses" and immediately releases the SPACE key. Then, when the adaptive switch is released Tapio "presses" and immediately releases the 1 (ONE) key. This allows applications to know exactly when an adaptive switch was pressed and when it was released. Knowing the leading and trailing edges of switch actuation allows app developers to employ more efficient scanning techniques.
Tapio iOS Switch Interface with Apple Lightning Adapter
$98.95

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