iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Switch Interface
- Lightning Fast and Low latency
- Very Low Power
- Host powered — No Batteries to Charge or Replace
- Reliable Direct Connection — No Bluetooth Pairing Issues, Drop-outs, or Sluggish Connections
- Use re-charge Lightning adapter to charge iPad/iPhone while using Tapio
- Multi-Platform — Works with Apple iOS Devices, and Mac, Windows, Chromebook and Linux computers
- 3.5-mm (1/8-inch ) stereo jack
- Accepts a Single Switch Directly
- Accepts Two Single Switches with an available Stereo-to-Mono Adapter
- Accepts Dual Switches Directly with a stereo plug
- Apple Switch Control (iOS 7 and newer) Events
- Switch Access for Android (version 5.0 and newer) Events
- RJ Cooper Switch Events
- 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 ½-ounce (14-grams)
- 2- by 0.8- by 0.5-inches (51- by 20- by 13-mm)
- 1-year limited warranty
- Origin Instruments Quality, Reliability and Support
A 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 may receive a notification or message telling you that it is not supported.
Since Tapio presents itself as a USB keyboard, you may see this message. Simply tap OK directly or scan to and "tap" OK to dismiss the dialog box.
Tapio's integrated DIP Switch selects iOS Device specific modes, mouse, joystick, or keyboard functions as shown in the table below.
|1||2||3||Switch 1||Switch 2|
|ON||ON||ON||Tapio-1 (Default)||Space||Enter||Full Duration|
|ON||OFF||ON||RJ||~ 1||~ 3||Pulse|
|OFF||OFF||ON||Rich||Space 1||Enter 2||Pulse-Pulse|
(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, mouse button or joystick button 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.
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