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Tapio & Orby Bundle - Dual Switch Lightening

SKU: TO-0102-XY
1 - Select connection:   Lightening
2 - Select first Orby colour:   Green
3 - Select second Orby colour:   Blue
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Tapio / Orby Bundle – Dual Switch Lightening

Two-switches and a switch interface – all in one! The Tapio/Orby Bundle – Dual Switch combines two Orby Switches and new Tapio Switch Interface for iOS Devices all in a single solution. Two-switch access for scanning has never been more convenient. (Please choose your desired colors below this product description.)

Orby is a colorful button-style adaptive switch featuring a smooth contoured design that is 2.5-inches in diameter and less than one-inch tall. Users will enjoy the soft and quiet operation with pleasing audible feedback of switch actuation when pressed anywhere on the top surface.

Tapio is a compact adaptive switch interface. It is a native USB device that can be connected to an Apple iOS device using an Apple Camera Interface Adapter. It accepts industry standard 3.5 mm stereo or mono plugs and directly interfaces up to two adaptive switches to an Apple iOS Device or computer. Tapio is powered from the device and does not require external power. Tapio uses standard USB Human Interface Device (HID) drivers and works with iOS Devices, Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers, and many Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices.


A Lightening Fast Switch Interface — Very Low latency
Very Low Power
Host powered — No Batteries to Charge or Change
Reliable Direct Connection — No Bluetooth Pairing Issues, Dropouts, or Sluggish Connections
Multi-Platform — Works with Apple iOS Devices, Windows, Mac and Linux
Standard 3.5-mm (1/8-inch ) stereo jack
Accepts Single or Dual Switches (stereo plug)
Apple Switch Control (iOS 7) Events
Keyboard Switch Events
RJ Cooper Switch Events
Mouse Button Events
Joystick Button Events
Full speed USB device
1-year limited warranty
Uses standard USB HID drivers


Weight – ½-ounce (14-grams)
Dimensions – 2- by 0.8- by 0.5-inches (51- by 20- by 13-mm)

A note about Compatibility:

Apple iOS Devices have worked with direct connect USB keyboards since the early days of iPhone. However, Apple only officially supports Bluetooth keyboards. For this reason whenever you plug a USB keyboard into an iOS Device, or turn on an iOS Device with USB keyboard connected you will receive a notification or message telling you that it is not supported.

Since Tapio presents itself as a USB keyboard, you will see this message. Simply tap OK directly or scan to and "tap" OK to dismiss the dialog box.

Key benefits of direct connect verses Bluetooth:

Lightening fast switch interface for high performance scanners
Robust, simple and reliable
No messy Bluetooth pairing procedures
No Bluetooth dropouts
No ghost Bluetooth pairings
No batteries to charge or change

SKU: TO-0102-XY - Lightening

 First Orby colour - X

Blue - SW-0105-B
Green - SW-0105-G
Red - SW0105-R
Yellow - SW0105-Y

Second Orby colour - Y

Blue - SW-0105-B
Green - SW-0105-G
Red - SW0105-R
Yellow - SW0105-Y

Tapio user guide - iOS and USB switch interface

Tapio Switch Interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Tapio – Switch Control configuration

Tapio Technical Specifications

Tapio Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

How do I plug Tapio into an Apple iOS Device?

Tapio is a native USB device. To connect to an iOS Device use a Camera Interface Adapter
from Apple, or a third party supplier. Adapters are available for the legacy, 30-pin dock and
the new Lightning connector.

Will Tapio work with my iPhone?

Yes, Tapio works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Will Tapio work with my iPad?

Yes, Tapio works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Does Tapio require iOS Switch Control?

No, Tapio will work with legacy apps that use specific keyboard characters such as those
popularized by RJ Cooper and Ablenet. Refer to your app documentation and the Tapio
manual to see if Tapio supports the characters required by your app.

What version of the operating system has Switch Control?

Apple introduced Switch Control in iOS7.

Can I use Tapio on an iPad and a Macintosh computer?

Yes, Tapio is a native USB switch interface that with an Apple Adapter can be plugged into
iOS Devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch). When using it with a computer remove the
Apple Adapter and plug Tapio directly into one of the computer's USB ports.

Can I use Tapio on a Windows or Linux computer?

Yes, just plug Tapio into an available USB port.

Can I use Tapio on an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Device?

Yes, as long as it has a USB port. However, most AAC Devices have a built-in switch
interface that may meet your needs.

What does it mean if I get a message when plugging Tapio into an iOS Device?

iOS devices work with USB keyboards, but third party support is unofficial. If you see a
message claiming Tapio is not supported tap OK, and dismiss the message. If you are using
iOS Switch Control you may use your Tapio to scan to and tap OK to dismiss this message.

Special Order - Unfortunately, this means that we cannot accept returns once your order is shipped, so please call our trained staff with any questions you may have prior to ordering - we will ensure that you get exactly what you need.
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