Reddit Reddit reviews Griffin 2001-ADB iMate/Universal ADB to USB Adapter

We found 18 Reddit comments about Griffin 2001-ADB iMate/Universal ADB to USB Adapter. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Griffin 2001-ADB iMate/Universal ADB to USB Adapter
Works through your Macs or PCs high-speed USB portNo external power source neededAllows users to connect any ADB peripheral to Macs and PCs with USB ports.Allows you to continue to use your favorite mice, keyboards, trackballs, trackpads, hardware dongles and other ADB peripherals.
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18 Reddit comments about Griffin 2001-ADB iMate/Universal ADB to USB Adapter:

u/macinmypocket · 8 pointsr/buildapc

That's an old Apple ADB keyboard, likely from the Apple II period. I do love those, and if you would like to use it on your modern computer, you can use this! I have one and it works great.

And if you don't have a cable for it, you can use an S-video cable, they're pretty easy to find.

u/akelis · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

... Really?

Yes, it does exist. And you can buy one on Amazon.

u/___cats___ · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Here's the easiest method.

If you don't have a cable, get this.

You'll need this to convert to USB

You might be able to find the converter somewhere else online cheaper, but I think Griffin is the only one who makes them.

And you'll need this to remap your arrows because by default they're LRDU instead of the more logical LDUR

If you end up doing this, PM me and I'll send you the custom XML for Karabiner to remap the keys.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/apple

Buy from something that isn't ebay so you can return it if doesn't work. This one seems to have good reviews

-- sent from my Das Keyboard

u/_superbatman_ · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Apple Extended Keyboard II FTW! If you're not good with soldering, you can always get this to use those ADB keyboards with USB computers.

u/JohnYonder · 2 pointsr/apple

There is such a thing as a ADB to USB adapter, but I can't vouch for how well they work.

u/TheSeanis · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Sure, this part is anecdotal so take this with a grain of salt as it has been many years: The plug type is actually very similar to PS2 or vga(or something like it, I'm sorry this almost sound useless) Either way, what I'm getting at is, the pinout configuration for Apple's ADB is essentially identical to another cable used in the other era and the male end will connect with a female-to-USB adapter of that kind. Radioshack had a thingy-to-USB adapter available in 2012 that plugged in and worked fine on my old apple mechanical keyboards. I'll try and rummage through the cable bin and see if I can't locate it.

Secondly, [this is the other adapter I got on amazon] (

u/that_jojo · 1 pointr/retrobattlestations

TMK works just fine as an inline adapter. You can build it however you want.

Otherwise, you're pretty much looking at this:

u/reijikyosuke · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

>might anyone know where I could get an adapter to USB?

You can buy the adapter online like Griffin iMate, but it's sold out. Or you can buy from hasu on geekhack (buy it pre-made or DIY )

u/sexual_chocolate_ · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I used an old ADB / USB adapter. It's a FANTASTIC board, and the one I got is in perfect condition with no yellowing or switch degradation.

u/kentone · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

You will need the adb cable and a ADB-USB converter, can be made with a teensy or an arduino pro-micro, or you can buy one already mounted with a price between 30-90$. You can also take the adb conector apart and solder the promicro inside and use the hole to get the usb cable outside. Im gonna make a detailed guide with more details on few weeks, when my pro-micro arrives. If you can wait you can follow my steps. If you are not good with solder iron or compiling things (and have the money), then buy the commercial adapter If you are interested on my guide I can send you a PM when I post it :)

u/phlatcappr · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards


Or this:

Or look up how to use a Teensy and Soarer's Converter to make your own.

u/Raptor007 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hah, sounds like we're working on similar projects! I'm almost done building a Phenom II X6 gaming system into a Mac Classic II shell. I don't have the pics up on a decent host yet, but my Facebook album should be publicly-visible.

Here are some parts that I found useful in my build: