Pippin dongles are small external devices that connect to a Pippin console's AppleJack (P-ADB) port, sometimes through an Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) adapter.[1]

Pippin authentication dongleEdit

Pippin authentication dongle

Pippin authentication dongle

Sometimes called "security keys", these bypass the Pippin authentication process, allowing developers to test CD-ROM software that have not yet been submitted to Apple Computer or its partners for review.[2]

Pippin adapter donglesEdit

Early ROM and AppleJack adapter

An early Pippin ROM and an ADB-to-AppleJack adapter

These adapters allowed ADB devices to be used with a Pippin console's AppleJack port, or vice versa. Some of these products never reached the market as finished goods.
  • ADB-to-AppleJack adapter
  • AppleJack-to-ADB adapter (PA-82005/BDE-8005)
  • AppleJack-to-IR transmitter, included as part of the Atmark Wireless Controller Set (BDE-82014)
  • AppleJack Y-split "twin" adapter


  1. Pippin @WORLD User's Manual, Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1996.
  2. Demystifying the Bandai Pippin Developer Dongle, Peter Wong. 2010-04-29.

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