Let Nordic help you build the very best wireless mouse, keyboard, or USB dongle

Nordic’s ultra low power wireless heritage started with wireless keyboards, mice, and USB dongles – ‘Human Interface Devices’ or ‘HIDs’. And this market-leading heritage continues to this day.

Nobody is more expert, or more capable, at enabling you to build uniquely high-performing HIDs than Nordic, whether running Bluetooth or proprietary 2.4GHz wireless protocols. Application examples also include wireless presenters and pointers, and stylus pens for tablets.

Nordic Bluetooth LE wireless technology can be seamlessly combined with proprietary protocols concurrently for any kind of HID. This includes single mode HIDs (Bluetooth LE only or dongle only), dual mode HIDs (Bluetooth LE plus a dongle), and triple mode HIDs (Bluetooth LE, dongle, plus USB Full or High Speed).

Modular reference designs

Nordic’s nRF Desktop reference design is the starting point for any HID. It provides a complete and fully flexible, modular hardware and software reference design. Currently supporting nRF52 SoCs, the software is also pre-optimized for Nordic’s latest nRF54L and nRF54H Series too. 

The reference design also comes with gaming features and can be used for other applications with little to zero additional coding effort. For example, the software architecture allows new sensors to be added quickly and easily. This makes it simple to generate a HID report from gyros and accelerometers, or stream audio over a proprietary wireless protocol.

Are you planning a HID project?

Highlighted applications



Smart stylus



Presenter / Pointer

HID USB dongle


Wireless protocols for HID

Bluetooth Low Energy

Want to add Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) connectivity to your product? We offer high-quality BLE SoCs, Bluetooth Low Energy chips, and BT modules with ultra-low power consumption and protocol stacks, ensuring excellent interoperability.

2.4 GHz proprietary

2.4 GHz flexibity and simplicity


Nordic Semiconductor is a leading provider of low-power wireless communication solutions. We offer a range of security features within all product series and have partnered with leading security providers to offer a complete end-to-end security solution for our customers.

Power Management ICs

Nordic Semiconductor leverages its extensive experience in ultra-low-power wireless technology to develop power management ICs (PMIC) and integrated circuits, enabling industry-leading low power wireless solutions.

Recommended hardware

Recommended software

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, cellular IoT, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee and Matter. It supports all our nRF52, nRF53, nRF70 and nRF91 Series wireless devices.


nRF Desktop

Reference design based on the nRF52 Series, providing the ideal starting point for developing wireless keyboard and mouse designs.