Early ROM and AppleJack adapter

An early Pippin ROM and an ADB-to-AppleJack adapter

Pippin dongles are small external devices that connect to a Pippin console's AppleJack (P-ADB) port, sometimes through an Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) adapter.[1]

Pippin authentication dongleEdit

Pippin authentication dongle

Pippin authentication dongle

Sometimes called "security keys", these bypass the Pippin authentication process, allowing developers to test CD-ROM software that have not yet been submitted to Apple Computer or its partners for review.[2] The MicroGuard Plus ADB dongle was manufactured by Micro Macro Technologies, an Israeli company that was acquired by Aladdin Knowledge Systems in March 1999.[3]

Pippin adapter donglesEdit

Pippin P-ADB adapter dongles

AppleJack (P-ADB) and ADB adapter dongles

These adapters allowed ADB devices to be used with a Pippin console's AppleJack port, or vice versa. Some of these products never reached the market as finished goods.

  • Adapter A (AppleJack-to-ADB), Model No: PA-82005/BDE-8005, JP¥ 1,500 2,000.[4][5]
  • Adapter B (ADB-to-AppleJack), JP¥ 1,500 2,000.[4][5]
  • AppleJack-to-IR transmitter, included as part of the Atmark Wireless Controller Set (BDE-82014)
  • AppleJack Y-split "twin" adapter, JP¥ 1,000.[5]


  1. Pippin @WORLD User's Manual, Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1996.
  2. Demystifying the Bandai Pippin Developer Dongle, Peter Wong. 2010-04-29.
  3. Aladdin expands its business and improves security technologies, Sp0Raw's SiTE. 2003-08-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Spec. by chemy cano, Pipp!n@Archive. Archived 2007-02-05.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Pippin accessories : the P-ADB doubler (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-10-07.

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