Keyboard- external mechanical?

Ok, this might seem backwards but I love my Ducky mechanicals. I tried simply plugging the usb-c straight into my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and my Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite tablet. Neither worked plug and play, but i’m not too surprised or disappointed as this is probably a pretty obscure thing and low on the (if any) priority list.

Has anyone found a simple way for this to work, or is it impossible? If it’s not a simple user setting, then I probably won’t bother as I lack in any programming skills. I would probably suck it up and but something with Bluetooth (which I tested and it works fine).

FYI- when I hooked up an external Bluetooth keyboard, I was able to set it to Dvorak! He he, one small win!


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Just us a Bluetooth keyboard, you can get mechanical BT keyboards.

Have you tried using an OTG adapter?
I had a USB-C data cable that I thougjht would be ideal for connecting two phones together for some adb/fastboot tasks. Didn’t work but when I used an OTG adapter all was good.

I’ve used two USB keyboards on one phone that worked fine. Even used one wireless via a dongle attached to the adapter. Also worked. Eventually I did get a BT kbd though.

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Yeah already have two wired ones, would have preferred not to have a third keyboard. Other members of the household will probably respond with “seriously?” when the third board arrives!

I’ll give it a shot, thanks.

I tried using the USB-C adapter the phone came with, but no success. Tried a plain and a backlit keyboard. I thought that adapter should do the trick. Aftermarket?

No, has to be an OTG adapter (I believe) as opposed to something that just connects one type of cable to another.

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