Use a mouse on iPad without jailbreaking


Add a mouse (and other peripherals) to your iPad or iPhone.
Add a mouse (and other peripherals) to your iPad or iPhone.
Photo: DoBox

The development team at DoBox wants to make your iPad even more useful. This wireless box will let you connect a mouse, a wired keyboard, or even a printer to your iOS device (or Mac) and let you turn your iPad into even more of a productivity workhorse.

Check out the video below.

Calling it the first wireless dock for iPhones, iPads and Macs, the DoBox team wants to give you two USB ports to let you connect hard drives, wired keyboards, mice and even printers. DoBox also has internal storage and a micro SDHC memory card reader, along with a battery build in to charge any device (including the iPhone or iPad you’re using, we’d assume, via USB.

DoBox will even have an HDMI port to let you stream your videos, games, or presentations to any HDMI projector or monitor, and they’re promising to let you use DoBox as a portable wireless router and secure private network.

While most of us like to use our touchscreen devices with our fingers (which was the innovation in the first place) there are surely times we all can see the benefit of using a mouse to navigate around an iPad screen, connecting wired peripherals to our mobile devices, and adding more storage with an SDHC card.

We’ll keep an eye on this project (it should be coming to Kickstarter soon) as it develops.

Via: MacKungFu

  • Chris Lewis

    I can’t see how iOS has pointer support in this way? Surely it would only work in supported programs, eg the ones they create?

  • Galaxy_Surfer_007

    Is it April 1, already?!


    Just kidding! Seriously, nice review!

  • winnertakesteve

    This is the point where you just go back to your dang laptop already. :P

  • Matthew Gill

    May as well just use a MacBook.

  • PMB01

    iOS doesn’t support a mouse pointer so that whole part about using a mouse is irrelevant.

  • Gary Deezy

    Has fail written all over it. As much as I would like a mouse for my iPad, Apple has clearly said “no”.

  • GreenGirl


  • why on earth would anyone want to do this?