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They're not the only ones making wooden keyboards. I've had this for a while but I can't find a winkeyed compatible pcb.

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Harshmallow wrote:There are two being listed right now, from different sellers - and one has stickers on each key with giant font characters. The seller links to a couple articles from the 90's mentioning this company. They had a whole wooden computer - over $3000 for the machine, $650 for the keyboard and $300 or $350 for the mouse.

The price was off :roll: but note that these are the same seller and one is already sold. IMO the complete one with the stickers is the better deal.

Sorry I got mixed up with a previous listing that was posted previously on here - these two are the same seller and it does seem the better deal for the complete one. Don't those look like 4 tab Alps clones though? At least in the one that had two missing caps...
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Hi
Last 3 days: Model M2: Defective foil: 0€. Codegen keyboard with XT/AT switch, Thin D/S keycaps, and Futaba Clicky switches for 5€+5 shipping. Were theese a great deal? How rare are theese keyboards/switch?

EDIT: Are Futaba clicky switches as rare as B3G-S?
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Lynx_Carpathica wrote:Hi
Last 3 days: Model M2: Defective foil: 0€. Codegen keyboard with XT/AT switch, Thin D/S keycaps, and Futaba Clicky switches for 5€+5 shipping. Were theese a great deal? How rare are theese keyboards/switch?

EDIT: Are Futaba clicky switches as rare as B3G-S?

Futaba clickys are quite common I'd say.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-2-Apple-Extended-Keyboard-II-M3501-UNTESTED-/142242369660?hash=item211e4e507c:g:AXUAAOSwnHZYdsnj

AEKII with really strange alps clones, never knew that these could come with anything but genuine alps.
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mike52787 wrote:AEKII with really strange alps clones, never knew that these could come with anything but genuine alps.

Those are Alps-mount Mitsumi switches. They're rare in the AEK II but rather nice. Only the MADE IN JAPAN variant will have these. Note that they have a different stabilizer system for the space bar than their Alps cousins!

wiki/Apple_Extended_Keyboard_II
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Magitron branded, Dah Yang K-156 with Taiwan Jet Axis cherry clones that I haven't seen before finding them on the wiki. Seller has set a very high price for something because it's vintage and they don't have any info on it...the usual. Clicky Keys tho!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magitronic-K-15...1980057123
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Here are some ultra special ASS profile keycaps:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-Keyboard-DE...2242439277
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ohaimark wrote:Here are some ultra special ASS profile keycaps:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-Keyboard-DE...2242439277

The biggest "ultra specials" I've seen. Ever. :lol:
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Monterey K2AX Mechanical Keyboard XT/AT w/ Complicated ALPS Blue $249.99 BIN OBO
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Hypersphere wrote:Monterey K2AX Mechanical Keyboard XT/AT w/ Complicated ALPS Blue $249.99 BIN OBO

Where? Already gone?
Found it, didn't show at first.
e/ Damn, 356$ til Europe.
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Those blue alps _look_ to be in great condition.
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Who bought it? I put in what I thought was a good offer - but someone snagged it for listing price it seems.

edit: the seller was an hour from where I live, haha.
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Anyone got a link to the closed listing? I wanted to see the photos of it!

EDIT: I found the Geekhack thread with the seller asking questions about it before he listed it on Ebay yesterday. Hypersphere, you mentioned in that thread that another one was listed, I'm pretty sure it was the same one he had just put up on eBay, no?
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Harshmallow wrote:Anyone got a link to the closed listing? I wanted to see the photos of it!

EDIT: I found the Geekhack thread with the seller asking questions about it before he listed it on Ebay yesterday. Hypersphere, you mentioned in that thread that another one was listed, I'm pretty sure it was the same one he had just put up on eBay, no?

In eBay, click "Completed Listings" to find them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monterey-K2AX-M...2376409831
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Dang! Sold already! I was tempted, but due to the rarity and solidity of this board, I would not have sacrificed it just to harvest the Blue Alps switches, but the layout kills it for me as a useful board.

I've managed to work around some XT-type layouts, but for them to work for me, they need to have an oversized Right Bracket key that I can use as a Backspace. For example, I have a Zenith Z-150 like the one currently up on eBay that I have remapped and put to use:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ZENITH-...Sw-0xYXEQx
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Cherry G81-8000HPCUS (WoB doubleshots) - 7 sets available, $29.77 free shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/G81-8000HPCUS-D...2a789a89af

dusty, but from the up close photos doesn't look like too much texture loss. The bottom row is off-set (and I believe pad-printed), in case you were wondering.
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link not working
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gogusrl wrote:link not working

sorry, hopefully it is now :)
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Good price for WOB set. Thanks for sharing.
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Pizza technology does not seem to have progressed since then, we should have had this a year ago!

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y11971alex wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/122269062027

White Model M?

IBM RT keyboard, HaaTa documented the proto-Topre variant of it here: photos-f62/ibm-rt-e57888-t4101.html. I think the one in the link is a regular rubber dome keyboard.
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Here's a "Vintage IBM Model F 6110347"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/192076873560

*inaccuracy intensifies*
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The close up of the 'Model M' label makes this hysterical.
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http://www.ebay.de/itm/162357751348

Even if the listing says "Cherry",
don't hope you could use the caps to pimp your keyboard.
This one is a G83 and the caps are not MX compatible.

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