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Griffin 2001-ADB iMate/Universal ADB to USB adapter
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- Works through your Macs or PCs high-speed USB port
- No external power source needed
- Allows users to connect any ADB peripheral to Macs and PCs with USB ports.
- Allows you to continue to use your favorite mice, keyboards, trackballs, trackpads, hardware dongles and other ADB peripherals.
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These classic keyboards can be had for a song on EBay, so even when combined with the cost of a Griffin iMate you are getting a great keyboard (which originally retailed at $199) for a great price. The keyboard works great with Leopard (and Windows too), and is plug and play with no software driver needed- the Panther and older compatibility is for other ADB devices that require the software driver.
Note- I do not have an Apple ADB mouse, so have not tested compatibility with those (would be useful if those work as well, since the Apple keyboard has an extra ADB port for a mouse.)
Then she moved to OS X, and the old adapter didn't work any more; no drivers for it. So, again, it was cheaper to get a new adapter than to get a new keyboard. This one turned out to be great: no flakiness, and it didn't need drivers; OS X just recognized it and it worked. It Just Works.
...except to serve notice that Amazon has the product bullets completely wrong. They have them confused with one of Griffin's other products from that same timeframe, the iMic. The iMic was (still is), in effect, an external sound card; it provided audio in and out for USB computers that had no built-in audio-in ports.
The iMate, though, is an ADB-to-USB adapter, for plugging in old-style ADB peripherals to the newer USB machines (starting with the iMacs and the blue G3 "pillowcase" tower), and it has nothing to do with audio. And it works great.
Apple Aluminum wireless keyboards with Chiclet keys look cool, but they are more show than go.
I'll take the Apple wireless multi-touch track-pad though!
Apple has this fun feature on their OS, that popped up a dialog upon plugging in my older Apple Standard Keyboard, saying that this is a new unrecognized keyboard. It then asked me to press the key right of the left shift key. After pressing that key, OS X said we are ready to go :-) That keyboard also works perfectly. No need to install drivers or anything else... I have Mac OS Lion.
I also tried this with adb keyboard and mouse (Apple ADB Mouse II) and it worked perfectly!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The time for this is a little passed but for Apple Extended ADB keyboards into newer macs this was a godsend. Works great for keyboards and mice.Published 16 days ago by Bicyclist47
Seems to work well with my keyboard but the mouse is very flaky and undependable. Could be the mouse itself, but I doubt it.Published 9 months ago by Stephen Wagner
Did not do what it purported to do. Would not even connect to ADB port on Wacom. Essentially threw my money away.Published 11 months ago by R.C.
It works. Using it with an old adb wacom tablet is a little tricky though. Had to jump through a few hoops, but other than a few crashes, I can now use the tablet. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A. JAMES