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USB Keyboard and Mouse


2013 P85
Feb 12, 2013
I just tried plugging my Microsoft USB mouse into the car's USB port and it works. I get a little blue circular cursor, and can scroll by holding click and dragging.

Also tried my Microsoft ergonomic keyboard, but that didn't work. I feel like that keyboard might be too much (it's certainly too big to be useful in the car), so maybe I'll buy a little barebones keyboard and see if that works.

Anyone had luck with plugging in a keyboard?


John VonBokel
Nov 5, 2012
Belleville (St Louis)
The latter. I'm pretty sure someone tried and it worked immediately. Unfortunately I have yet to try it for myself, since I still don't have my car (living in Europe).
Ok, well I tried it tonight and wasn't able to get it to work. The car found both devices, and after 10 seconds or so, even showed the names of the devices, but I couldn't get it to connect to either one. I'll try it again tomorrow night when I have a little more time and see if I can get either of them to pair.


I was able to get multiple mice and keyboards (both wired and wireless w/usb receivers) to work though. I uploaded a few short videos to show what it looks like. Sorry for the poor lighting and camera work.



John VonBokel
Nov 5, 2012
Belleville (St Louis)
Which wireless keyboards worked? Has anyone tried a travel USB hub yet?

I should've been more specific... I tried two wired mice (both Microsoft), one Logitech cordless mouse (VX Nano), and one wireless keyboard/trackpad (link). I can try some more, but I would imagine most keyboards and mice will work the same. I don't have a USB hub.

I plugged a Kensington trackball directly into the USB socket several times and got nada.

The mice didn't quite work right away. I couldn't see a cursor at first, but the scroll wheel was working in Google Maps on the first or second one. After plugging and unplugging a few different mice, the cursor showed up, and thereafter, all the mice worked.


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