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Xbox Chatpad Hacked to Work As iPhone Keyboard

Xbox Chatpad Hacked to Work As iPhone Keyboard

Posted November 11, 2008 at 10:56am by iClarified
Dr. Ralf Ackermann has modified a Xbox 360 Chatpad to work as a keyboard for the iPhone, according to an Engadget report.

This hack isn't for the faint of heart. In fact, it's more a demonstration of Dr. Ralf Ackermann's technical badassery than anything practical. But its as good as it gets until Apple achieves a state of sanity and flips the switch on its Bluetooth stack to finally allow us the option of pairing a Bluetooth keyboard to the iPhone. The setup starts with a cobbled together Xbox 360 Chatpad and XBee wireless module. The good doctor then takes a Jailbroken phone (naturally) and attaches another wireless XBee module to the iPhone's jury-rigged serial port housed in an Akku enclosure. A work in progress, it will ultimately rely upon a VNC server running on the iPhone to feed keyboard input to any application of your choosing.

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attnck
attnck - November 11, 2008 at 2:33pm
Interesting but not very practical. Still nice POC. Would it not be possible to fake a Bluetooth Keyboards Ident so it would show and detect as a Headset or other recognized device? I've been able to connect a Motorola phone to an iPhone using the bluetooth, the problem is once that's done, there's no supporting software for data transfer etc..
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