Both the keyboard and mouse follow the design aesthetic used by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for their official case, always a featured staple of each new Pi model release.
The official Raspberry Pi keyboard is available in Pi red and white or black and gray. The official Raspberry Pi mouse follows suit.
The design itself is a bit reminiscent of Apple, with a clean, minimalist scheme; the mouse even features a short cable, indicating that it's meant to plug directly into the keyboard to save desktop space, similar to older Apple keyboards.
The black and gray keyboard seems more black than gray.
The 79-key keyboard is currently available in six different language layouts:
- United States
- United Kingdom
The keyboard even features automatic keyboard language detection, which is neat! We all remember setting up a Pi for the first time and fumbling through the keyboard language menu so that we could input a symbol-laced Wi-Fi password.
The keyboard has three full-sized USB 2.0 ports built into its rear, as well as a Micro USB port for powering these ports. A removable matching Micro USB cable (included) is connected between this port and the Pi to provide data and power connectivity to the USB ports.
Of course, this is also where the USB mouse is connected.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 400, an upgraded version of the classic Pi keyboard we describe above. This official version of our own DIY Raspberry 4 keyboard is an all-in-one desktop Raspberry Pi 4 computer built into a keyboard. Pretty cool!
Read more about in our official news announcement of the Raspberry Pi 400.
The Raspberry Pi is a wonderfully flexible SBC and easily one of our favorite open-source boards on the market today.