Hexadecimal Numpad eases your IPv6 conversion

IPv6 is here and it is the result of lots of hard work, deep thought, and planning ahead so we don’t run into the same situation we have now with IPv4. However, one thing that was not considered in its adoption is our faithful keyboard. IPv6 expands beyond 0-9 and incorporates hexadecimal so we have to wander our keyboards for 0-9 and A-F. The shift key also gets a work out while we type the colon frequently or even a double-colon. Here to solve our problems is the IPv6 Buddy.

The “numpad” connects via USB and only costs $19.95. It is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, Red Hat, CentOS, Mandriva, and others you can ask the company to test before you buy.

If you are craving this with an upcoming IPv6 implementation or can see the usefulness for MAC address entry alone, you can pick one up at

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