Pippin keyboard at BDEC MacworldExpoTokyo96

A Pippin Atmark keyboard on display at Bandai's exhibit at Macworld Expo Tokyo 1996.

Keyboards were manufactured by Bandai for Pippin consoles and were connected through the AppleJack (P-ADB) port. These keyboards featured a digitizing tablet with stylus.[1] Its clamshell design allowed it be closed after use.[2]

An adapter dongle could also be used to connect a Macintosh ADB keyboard to a Pippin console.[3] Likewise, a Pippin keyboard and tablet could be used on a Mac through a corresponding adapter and system extension.[4] A wireless version had also been announced for release in early 1997, but is not known to have shipped.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pippin @WORLD User's Manual p.33, Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1996.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bandai Pippin Image Archive by Bryan G. Villados, The Mac Geek. 2017-04-15.
  3. Demystifying the Bandai Pippin Developer Dongle, Peter Wong. 2010-04-29.
  4. The Pippin keyboard / tablet on a Mac (French), Le Journal du Lapin. 2016-07-11.
  5. 5.0 5.1 @World: Pippin shippin' by David Morgenstern, MacWEEK vol.10-46. 1996-12-02. Archived 1996-12-20.
  6. Spec. by chemy cano, Pipp!n@Archive. Archived 2007-02-05.
  7. Testing the Apple Pippin: Part 2. by xsuicidesn0wmanx, Gamelust. 2016-08-09

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