I've got a wired USB keyboard that I really like. I know it is a long shot, but is there a way to turn it into a wireless (maybe even Bluetooth) keyboard through some sort of adapter or hack?

  • You'd need some sort of wireless USB hub, I suspect. Unfortunately, they're bulky and expensive. Mar 2, 2013 at 14:51
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    you could try hacking some ardiuno project
    – Shekhar
    Nov 13, 2013 at 18:16

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depending how good you are with a soldering iron and circuit design you might be able to make a Frankenstein keyboard by sacrificing another wireless keyboard, but the end result probably would not be pretty. so unless you are very attached to this keyboard it i doubt it would be worth it.


I developed a wireless converter for wired USB keyboards since I never saw this convertor except Bluetooth adapters. I wanted to make a wireless converter for fast pairing.

I created a converter using USB host MCU (pic24fj128gb106) and RF IC (nRF24L01). I built a USB dongle using RF IC, the built in MCU and USB controller (nRF24LU1P).

You can check a demonstration of the wireless converter on YouTube.

This converter is not for sale, I just made for my requirement. I tested it using a wired USB keyboard.

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    This is great commentary, but not an answer IMO.
    – Carl B
    Jul 11, 2013 at 16:08
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    @CarlB The OP was asking if there was a way to turn a wired keyboard into a wireless one, even through a hack, which this answer is about. So we can let it stay.
    – slhck
    Jul 11, 2013 at 21:01
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    @slhck - I can see your point. My challenge was/is - content, "here is what I did", but not "here is how you can do it" or "here is where you can get one"..
    – Carl B
    Jul 11, 2013 at 21:17
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    I am sorry I can not understood about this site. I just remain my experience. If my answer was not enough then please delete away.
    – Heesoo
    Jul 11, 2013 at 23:54
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    @Heesoo, can you provide schematics / hex (or source code) for your project so that we can duplicate it? Mar 31, 2016 at 18:29

Go to handheldsci.com and find their Bluetooth Keyboard Adapter (http://handheldsci.com/kb). I have one and it works great. Very handy and unique device.


Here's an example of a 'wireless USB hub'. Bulky, but if you REALLY like the keyboard it might work for you. :)

Note: this one doesn't say it supports keyboard specifically, and probably won't work in the BIOS, or with anything other than Windows.

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    Actually, since there's a USB receiver on the computer side, there's no reason it shouldn't just function like any other USB hub in both BIOS and on the computer side. I don't have one myself but this is how they seem to work in practice; i.e - the wireless part is invisible to the computer.
    – Haravikk
    Nov 17, 2014 at 14:20
  • It doesn't look that bulky. It says it's EOL though, I've been looking for a while and can't find another like it. -- All the wireless hubs I find don't have the USB receiver, and instead work in software somehow..., which is not what I want. Mar 31, 2016 at 18:28

Officially, no, not really, but you can have a look at this article to see if it is something that might be possible for the model of keyboard you have.

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