Keyrah lets you use keyboards and joysticks of classic computers on the USB port of a modern PC, Mac, AmigaNG (AmigaOne, Sam, Pegasos) or Raspberry Pi. We have given our popular product a complete makeover and we'll be able to serve the increased demand starting may 20th, 2013.
The most important change in version 2 is that there is no difference between country-specific keyboard layouts any more. Also, Keyrah V2 does not make a difference between 8-bit computers and Amiga any more: The different versions and layouts can now be chosen with a jumper setting. The following keyboard models are supported out of the box:
The following keyboards can be used with some soldering and added parts (available separately):
In addition to the keyboard, you can use up to two digital joysticks that behave as if the user would press keys on a keyboard.
The first version of Keyrah was already equipped with a replica switch that resembled the C64 power switch. It was used to choose between one of two keyboard layouts: One for everyday use, and the other for use in an emulator. This switch is also available on Keyrah V2, and it has a third non-latching position: If you press and hold the switch in this position for more than one second, the ACPI-signal is sent to the computer, which will either shut down, or go into a power saving mode, depending on the settings in your operating system.
Keyrah V2 is shipped in retail packing with a short manual. An off-the-shelve USB cable is required separately.