[Photos] Macintosh Portable keyboards / keypad

Here's the distinct Macintosh Portable keyboards I have that are on my Macintosh Portables. One of them had the mouse replaced with a keypad (they were interchangeable). The other thing you could do with the keyboard is swap the keyboard/mouse and have the mouse (or keypad) on the left instead of on the right. Very cool design.

Here are the pics of the three distinct ones I have (A, B and C). Note all three keyboards have different color switches :)

Mac Portable C B A - keyswitch profile .JPG
Mac Portable C B A - keyswitch profile


Macintosh Portable A

Mac Portable A - keyboard and keypad.JPG
Mac Portable A - keyboard and keypad


Mac Portable A - keyboard profile.JPG
Mac Portable A - keyboard profile


Mac Portable A  - Caps Lock.JPG
Mac Portable A - Caps Lock


Mac Portable A - keypad.JPG
Mac Portable A - keypad


Mac portable A - keyboard rear.JPG
Mac portable A - keyboard rear


Mac Portable A - keypad rear.JPG
Mac Portable A - keypad rear


Macintosh Portable B

Mac Portable B - keyboard.JPG
Mac Portable B - keyboard


Mac Portable B - keyboard rear.JPG
Mac Portable B - keyboard rear


Mac Portable B - key switches.JPG
Mac Portable B - key switches


Mac Portable B - key switches profile.JPG
Mac Portable B - key switches profile


Mac Portable B - Caps Lock.JPG
Mac Portable B - Caps Lock


Macintosh Portable C

Mac Portable C - keyboard.JPG
Mac Portable C - keyboard


Mac Portable C - keyboard rear.JPG
Mac Portable C - keyboard rear


Mac Portable C - keyswitches.JPG
Mac Portable C - keyswitches


Mac Portable C - Caps Lock.JPG
Mac Portable C - Caps Lock


Mac Portable C B A - key switches.JPG
Mac Portable C B A - key switches
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Ha, its the Apple Alps palette. Very nice. Those orange sliders look more orange than the ones in my Wang 725-3770, possibly just your pics.
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So the Portable followed the same path as the AEK's, neat :)
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From very light salmon to orange, nice. Do they feel any different tho? I'm guessing it's the same switch, just more colouring in the platic?
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:shock: Wow. that orange is really rich
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darkholypl wrote:From very light salmon to orange, nice. Do they feel any different tho? I'm guessing it's the same switch, just more colouring in the platic?

Three different switches. The cream one I'm guessing is cream damped, as regular cream is a paler, less saturated shade.

Interestingly the machine came out in 1989, the year everything changed.
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What is the keycap profile? Regular apple or something else?
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alh84001 wrote:What is the keycap profile? Regular apple or something else?

regular apple.
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Considering I just bought one of these, this is very valuable info, thanks! Fingers crossed for oranges.
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Great photos! I like your stacked/staggered pictures showing the three different switch types in one shot.
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