Raspberry Pi: Official keyboard and mouse are now available

The Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse come in two colours (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)
The Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse come in two colours (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)
The extremely popular single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, now has a set of official peripherals. Specifically, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a wired keyboard and mouse, which come in two colours. The peripherals can be bought as a combo for £22 (~ US$29) or £16 (~ US$21) and £7 (~ US$9) respectively from third-party resellers.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a keyboard and mouse designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi. Both peripherals come in white with red accents and a red cable or grey with black accents and a black cable. Starting with the mouse, this has a traditional three-button layout and a USB Type-A cable for connecting to your Pi. The cable is not detachable though. The mouse currently retails for £7 (~ US$9) with third-party sellers and is equipped with buttons made by Omron that should be highly durable. The Raspberry Foundation promises that the mouse is compatible with all Raspberry Pi products too.

Moving onto the keyboard, which has 79 keys, or 78 for the US version, and comes in six layouts at launch. The peripheral has a detachable micro USB cable and can double as a hub thanks to its three USB 2.0 Type-A ports. Your Pi should also automatically detect what language you are typing in too depending on the layout that you are using.

Both peripherals are designed in the style of the popular single board computer and feature a key with the official Pi Foundation logo on along with status LEDs for Num lock, Caps lock and Scroll lock. The keyboard currently retails for £16 (~ US$21) from third-party resellers or can be bought with the mouse for £22 (~ US$29). Both the keyboard and mouse come in a grey and black finish too, which will be available soon according to the Pi Foundation.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-04- 4 (Update: 2019-04- 5)
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