Pippin developer dongles
Sometimes called "security keys", these bypass the authentication process of Pippin consoles with ROM revision 1.2, allowing developers to test CD-ROM software that have not yet been submitted to Apple Computer or its partners for review. On consoles with ROM revision 1.3, the dongle would allow it to boot from an external hard disk. These functions have since been replicated by Pippin Kickstart.
The MicroGuard Plus ADB dongles were manufactured by Micro Macro Technologies, an Israeli company that was acquired by Aladdin Knowledge Systems in March 1999. Harvey Lab acted as an agent for developers using MicroGuard dongles in Japan at the time.
Pippin 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
- Adapter B (ADB-to-AppleJack), JP¥ 1,500
- AppleJack-to-[[[Wikipedia:infrared|IR]] transmitter, included as part of the Atmark Wireless Controller Set (BDE-82014)
- AppleJack Y-split "twin" adapter, JP¥ 1,000.
- Pippin @WORLD User's Manual, Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1996.
- Demystifying the Bandai Pippin Developer Dongle, Peter Wong. 2010-04-29.
- Did you know: Apple provided ADB dongles to Pippin developers that allowed them to bypass the security check at startup., by Keith Kaisershot, Twitter. 2019-05-27.
- Katz Media Begins Shipping Pippins in Europe, Katz Media SARL. 1997-03-17. Archived 1997-07-17.
- Exploring the Pippin ROM(s), part 9: Kickstart by Keith Kaisershot, Blitter.net. 2019-07-01.
- Aladdin expands its business and improves security technologies, Sp0Raw's SiTE. 2003-08-08.
- What is MicroGuard, Harvey Lab. Archived 2001-06-24.
- Spec. by chemy cano, Pipp!n@Archive. Archived 2007-02-05.
- Pippin accessories : the P-ADB doubler (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-10-07.
- Apple Pippin : mouse and keyboard at Le Journal du Lapin (2016-06-12)
- Le dongle qui jailbreak la Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont (2021-06-27)
- The Apple Pippin, the unknown console at Le Journal du Lapin (2016-05-28)
- Dongle Rumor (Japanese) at Maison PiPPiN (archived 2001-12-09)
- Hacking the Pippin at Vintage Mac World (archived 2017-08-17) (mirror)
- Pippin Atmark ADB Adapter Dongles at Retrostuff (2019-11-24)
- Useful Notes / Pippin at TV Tropes
- Dongle at the Apple Wiki
- Dongle at Wikipedia