Retro USB is an input converter for USB and ADB keyboards and mice. It works in two directions, connecting modern USB peripherals to a classic ADB-based Macintosh or Apple IIgs computer, or ADB peripherals to a USB-based computer running Windows, OSX, or Linux. The foreign keyboards and mice behave exactly like native peripherals, requiring no special software or drivers – just plug it in and go.
Retro USB comes fully assembled and tested – just plug it in and run.
- Converts USB to ADB, or ADB to USB
- No external power source needed
- On-board power key for Apple computers
- Upgradable firmware
- Works with your favorite mice and keyboards
The Retro USB hardware is compatible with all Apple computers, keyboards, and mice using a mini DIN 4-pin ADB connector, including most early Macintosh computers and the Apple IIgs. It is also compatible with standard USB keyboards and mice with a USB-A connector. When in ADB-to-USB conversion mode, it works under Windows, OSX, Linux, or any other operating system that supports USB HID input peripherals.
Need an extra ADB cable for use with your Retro USB board? See the list of related products below.
Please visit the Retro USB project page for complete details, usage information, instructions, and downloads.