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by thegoldenmandenis
20 Jun 2018, 23:12
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1884
Views: 181432

What are those keycaps? I've been thinking about getting some spherical keycaps for a while but they all seem so expensive, and it's even harder and more expensive to get them in UK layout.
by thegoldenmandenis
13 Jun 2018, 22:58
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1884
Views: 181432

Recent keyboard purchases for me are: Matias Tactile Pro 4 : I use it in Windows so the default keyboard layout would be a bit of a pain, but I've used Autohotkey to remap it into something far more convenient. Nice keyboard overall, very loud and clicky, and quite fascinating to use a currently pro...
by thegoldenmandenis
01 Jun 2018, 09:32
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

It looks like this thing sat through 30 years worth of Marlboro's. Nah mate, that's clearly just your standard (albeit an extreme example of) yellowing from light exposure. If it were dirt then the whole thing would be a similar colour, not just the keys. You were probably just joking but, well, I ...
by thegoldenmandenis
31 May 2018, 23:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Cherry G80 MX Black with magnetic stripe reader and doubleshot keycaps for a pretty reasonable price, with several available: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3206880561
by thegoldenmandenis
31 May 2018, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'
Replies: 6
Views: 609

I worked out an ideal solution for this actually. I realised that the Matias driver is just a compiled autohotkey script. This was useful because it gave me a way of being able to know that a compiled autohotkey script would run on my work laptop without administrator access. So I just downloaded au...
by thegoldenmandenis
27 May 2018, 12:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Unfortunately I was hoping to use it with a work PC, where the driver script works but those utilities can't be installed because I don't have administrator access.
by thegoldenmandenis
26 May 2018, 20:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Yeah, I realise they're different products, but as all it does is remap keys I would have thought this behaviour is a bit odd. It is really strange that it works perfectly apart from remapping one extra key, which is a standard key and not some special hotkey or anything, to something pretty random!
by thegoldenmandenis
26 May 2018, 15:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Odd behaviour with Matias Tactile Pro Windows 'driver'

Matias has a Windows 'driver' for their Matias pro keyboard, which is really just a script you can run that remaps some of the keys so they more closely match the location and function of keys on a standard Windows keyboard (the keyboard is primarily designed for Macs). I downloaded it to try with t...
by thegoldenmandenis
29 Nov 2017, 17:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Interesting auction for an Amstrad 486 PC. Looks like there was an Amstrad branded model of the AT102 keyboard produced. I've not seen any other examples of this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202128171890?ul_noapp=true
by thegoldenmandenis
20 Oct 2017, 22:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun Type 6 keyboard - $1.8 flea market find
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Something I've often wondered about with these Sun keyboards is whether the function keys on the left of the keyboard do anything, and what the modifier keys on the bottom map to when used in Windows. Do they work in Windows, and do any of the modifiers function the same as the Windows and Menu keys...
by thegoldenmandenis
19 Oct 2017, 07:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402956

Anyone recognize the vintage board (2nd from bottom, of course)? I'm thinking definitely ALPS, likely SKCM blue as the accompanying monitor is dated 1988. Datacomp? very old Focus? The case also looks like one of the old Chiconies but I think none of them came in XT layout. Found a good many photos...
by thegoldenmandenis
09 Oct 2017, 10:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

I've used a few Fujitsu Peerless keyboards and I have to be honest, I don't like them. I have a couple for sale if anyone is interested? I'd only ask £15 plus shipping.
by thegoldenmandenis
06 Oct 2017, 09:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

NOS colourful keycaps (probably for the old Siemens switch types only): https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/alte-fabriktasten-tasten-fabrik-steuerung-steuerungstasten-ca-50/730659544-225-1144?utm_source=sharesheet&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android Oh wow, ...
by thegoldenmandenis
05 Oct 2017, 22:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Cherry MX Board 3.0 for £37 buy it now: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322740618990
by thegoldenmandenis
30 Sep 2017, 17:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

This is certainly unusual. A keyboard from some sort of Royal Navy ship: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391089043656
by thegoldenmandenis
24 Sep 2017, 21:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Solentspares are so annoying. They hardly post any information about the keyboards they sell and their pictures are completely crap.
by thegoldenmandenis
23 Sep 2017, 22:17
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Does anyone know whether this is mechanical: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332388047187
by thegoldenmandenis
19 Sep 2017, 14:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

I've also got a Rafi keyboard for sale on eBay in the UK, slightly different model to this one. Happy to sell for less than the eBay price to someone on here.
by thegoldenmandenis
19 Sep 2017, 00:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402956

Interesting info about the other model numbers being indicated on the inside of the case mouldings. That was posted while I was writing my previous post so I didn't reply to it in that, but I've looked inside the moulding and checked the info on my two and it is as follows: Leaf spring: PCB is label...
by thegoldenmandenis
18 Sep 2017, 22:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402956

Definitely not a standard FKB4700 because the switches look very different and there are no domes present. This is why it seems rather interesting. I've tried to get a photo where you can clearly see down inside the stem housing. You can see there is no rubber dome, in fact you can see right down to...
by thegoldenmandenis
18 Sep 2017, 21:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402956

Does anyone know what kind of switch this might be? I initially thought Fujitsu Peerless, but I now doubt that because the design looks quite different. There doesn't appear to be a rubber dome, and instead there is a plastic lever that seems to depress into the bottom side of the key switch housing...
by thegoldenmandenis
17 Sep 2017, 00:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

It's a bit weird though, looking at it. Why does it have all those wires? Like I said above, these typewriters were all mechanical. Has this one been rigged up to operate as a teleprinter or something?
by thegoldenmandenis
16 Sep 2017, 20:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

In "interesting finds" news, here is a CanTech buckling spring keyboard, although it's quite overpriced because these are not really very nice to use: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172868164387
by thegoldenmandenis
16 Sep 2017, 20:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Interesting early IBM electronic typewriter. Too rich for my blood, but still neat and would be fun to convert to work with a modern system. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Control-Data-Corporation-IBM-Model-B-Typewriter-Keyboard-Combo-Steampunk-/152705965831?hash=item238dfc1f07:g:VpgAAOSwHqRZvUU1 ...
by thegoldenmandenis
03 Sep 2017, 22:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

ZX Spectrum LO>>PROFILE keyboard. Don't really know anything about this but it's old and looks fairly peculiar!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZX-Spectrum-K ... SwKUhZqwKU
by thegoldenmandenis
18 Aug 2017, 22:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

Some very old looking keyboard of unidentified origin: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401385601802
by thegoldenmandenis
17 Aug 2017, 23:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975772

This looks interesting: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202024007033

Disclaimer: I don't know if it's mechanical.
by thegoldenmandenis
04 Aug 2017, 18:04
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4487
Views: 410001

Seems fair enough. Anyone here want it? That would be too easy, wouldn't it!
by thegoldenmandenis
04 Aug 2017, 12:34
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4487
Views: 410001

This weird thing. It's some sort of ICL terminal keyboard with a UK phone socket style plug. One missing key, and quite dirty - I haven't bothered to clean it because I don't know if anyone would want to buy it so it's not worth the effort at the moment! It came as part of a job lot and I don't have...
by thegoldenmandenis
03 Aug 2017, 23:11
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1884
Views: 181432

I know it's not very exotic but I've just got a Cherry MX-Board 3.0 with red switches, and I'm really surprised how nice this thing is. It's great to type on, and I was unsure whether I'd like the shorter travel but it's actually really pleasing and I think it helps me to type a bit faster. It looks...

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