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- rzwv (Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:33:16 +0200) It is a model different from the keyboard of a topic. I do not know if I would be helpful, but it is a reference at the time.Compaq Portable 83key keyboard (made by Key Tronic)http://web.archive.org/web/20041121064907/http://www.geocities.jp/pingjingbo/compaq_portable.htmlhttp://www.thecomputerarchive.com/archive/Input%20Devices/Keyboards/Keytronic%20keyboards.PDFhttp://www.brutman.com/PCjr/docs/Keytronic_KB5151jr.pdf
- bhtooefr (Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:22:47 +0200) I went ahead and updated the wiki, for what it's worth.And, while it's certainly closer to "solid state" than a conductive switch, still not sure I'd call it that, after all, the plates of the capacitor are moving!
- Daniel Beardsmore (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:24:52 +0200) mr_a500 wrote:Yes, that is their name for the foam and foil switch. There were other small ads showing the PCB and saying it was a "butterfly" switch. The "butterfly" refers to the shape of the pads on the PCB.According to that advertisement, "Butterfly™" specifically refers to the then-new linear version; one assumes they mean foam-and-foil as that's the only capacitive switch associated with Key Tronic and the one they're famous for.I'm certainly surprised that the linear version was introduced later, but considering that the tactility was provided by rubber, I wouldn't be surprised that linear was considered an improvement. MX Red is certainly a vast improvement over any dome keyboard I've ever used, but I would consider MX Black and rubber domes to be equally bad for different reasons (assuming the former are largely similar to Futaba linears).I don't know what the force is on a Key Tronic linear switch.Interestingly, they refer to the switch as "solid state", which is also how Cherry described their own foam and foil switch.
- Findecanor (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:17 +0200) mr_a500 wrote:I posted that same advertisement on geekhack back in 2011.June 2010 ...
- mr_a500 (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:55:02 +0200) I posted that same advertisement on geekhack back in 2011. Sadly, both the photo I posted and the entire thread was lost in the rootworm hacking.Yes, that is their name for the foam and foil switch. There were other small ads showing the PCB and saying it was a "butterfly" switch. The "butterfly" refers to the shape of the pads on the PCB.
- bhtooefr (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:14:24 +0200) http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=57111It looks like Key Tronic marketed their linear foam and foil switch as the Butterfly switch. Unfortunately, I can't confirm that it is the F&F, so I won't edit that in just yet.
- rzwv (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:37:23 +0200) Daniel Beardsmore wrote:I wonder then, what is the difference between KB-8851 and SMK-8861? I mean, SMK-8851 is used for at least completely different styles of keyboard. Also, Strong Man clearly can't decide whether to use "KB" or "SMK" in their model numbers!SMK=StrongManKeyboardThat is, KB-8851 is a name in alignment with FCC ID, and SMK-8861 is a name along the manufacturer. It is not different only by a model name being different. A name and contents are not necessarily in agreement. To hereinafter, a reference grade. FCC ID：KM988KKB8851 SMK-8851Spoiler: SMK-8851 ALPS Mount Clicky US104 AT https://web.archive.org/web/20050219025113/http://www.vshopu.com/souldout/smk8851/index.htmlSMK-8851 ALPS Mount White Clicky OADG109 http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r75394959Justy SMK-8851 Alps SKBM Grey OADG109 http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g94928658Justy SMK-8851 Alps SKBM Black OADG109 http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k138538397SANWA SMK-8851 Alps SKBM Black 112-key http://park8.wakwak.com/~kaineko2/keyboard/album20111114.htmlFILCO FKB-109J BIG Alps SKBM Black OADG109 http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~hisao/image/KB8851.htmFILCO FKB-109J-X 剣 Alps SKBM Black OADG109 http://st.cat-v.ne.jp/pgr/keyboard/kblist2.htmlFILCO FKB-109J-II 隼 Alps SKBM Black http://wvvwww.blog130.fc2.com/blog-entry-24.html※剣=Sword , 隼=FalconFCC ID：KM988KKB8851 SMK-8861Spoiler: FILCO FKB-101EKB US 101 Ctrl⇔CapsLock `⇔Esc http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20011222/ni_i_in.html#fkb101ekbFCC ID：unknown KB-8851Spoiler: KB-8851 US104key https://www.flickr.com/photos/auxo38/se ... 272963806/[/url]Justy JKBM101EWH KB-8851 US 104 Ctrl⇔CapsLock `⇔Esc http://web.archive.org/web/20050120072942/http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~alfokmr/diary/diary0308.htmlFCC ID：KM988KKB8861 KB-8861Spoiler: Atessa AKB-101EB KB-8861 Alps SKBM Black US 101key Ctrl⇔CapsLock `⇔Esc http://web.archive.org/web/20040723115919/http://www.vshopu.com/atessaakb101e/index.htmlKB-8861 Cherry MX Blue US http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=12900062857FCC ID：KE988KKB8851 Not SMK?Spoiler: Owltech OWL-ZG112P(BK) Clicky OADG 112 http://konozama.jp/amazon_devil/2010/07/post-145.html
- Daniel Beardsmore (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:33:40 +0200) I wonder then, what is the difference between KB-8851 and SMK-8861? I mean, SMK-8851 is used for at least completely different styles of keyboard. Also, Strong Man clearly can't decide whether to use "KB" or "SMK" in their model numbers!
- rzwv (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:21:46 +0200) Daniel Beardsmore wrote:Wait a minute …KB-8861?Yes. The same case was used, and since arrangement was also the same, the picture was published.
- Daniel Beardsmore (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:19:39 +0200) Wait a minute …KB-8861?