Raspberry Pi Launches Official Mouse And Keyboard For Its Single-Board PCs

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When we last visited Raspberry Pi, the company launched its new Compute Module 3+ with a faster SoC, double the RAM and greater storage options. Today, the company is actually launching a first: an official keyboard and mouse.

It’s surprising that it took Raspberry Pi so long to come up with its own official input devices, but here they are. The keyboard is available with a white deck and a red base. There is also some red detailing on a number of the keys to liven things up a bit along with a red USB cord to plug into your board.  The keyboard is also available in a solid black version (black keys, deck, and cord) if you prefer to go “stealth.”

The keyboard connects to your Raspberry Pi with a microUSB port, and has an integrated hub with three USB-A host ports on the back, which opens up your connectivity options. Currently, the keyboard will be produced in six layouts: English (UK), English (US), Spanish, French, German, and Italian. However, the company expects to offer more key layouts in the near future.

To go along with the official keyboard is a new USB mouse. This is a rather basic three-button optical mouse with a scroll wheel that uses Omron switches. It too is available in the traditional Raspberry Pi two-toned white/red design aesthetic (with a red USB cord), or you can opt for a solid black motif.

The official Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse are available to purchase now priced at $17 and $8 respectively. They can be obtained from Raspberry Pi’s usual retail partners while supplies last. 

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