- Location: Italy
- Main keyboard: WhiteFox
- Main mouse: Anywhere MX
- Favorite switch: Anything, really
- DT Pro Member: 0030
Vote in this round for a chance at winning a MasterMouse and professional mouse mat from Cooler Master!
It's time to choose this year's winner. Please vote to determine the best relic or discovery of 2016.
See the first and second round for reference. Congratulations to all participants.
The final round ends on Saturday 10 December, 20:00 UTC. You can change your vote until the end of the round.
The full results will be published at the end of the awards.
photekq for the mint condition Cherry G81-3100SAV
After a 3 years hunt photekq finally found his endgame keyboard: a mint condition Cherry G81-3100SAV. He is understandably happy about it and you can find more pictures about his discovery in the official thread.
emdude for three IBM 3277 keyboards
After seeing a Craigslist find on the /r/mechanicalkeyboards emdude tried his luck on a local classified website and he couldn't believe his own eyes: not one, not two, but three IBM 3277 Display Terminals with accompanying Beam Spring keyboards. Of course he didn't waste time and grabbed the whole lot!
HaaTa's Topre 39-AA-0101
Haata made it again! He is own relentless relic finder and this time he found an OEM 45g uniform Hi-Pro Topre keyboard straight from 1991. After a long cleaning session this is how it looks in all its splendor.
snuci for the Bendix keyboard from NASA
snuci's find dated 1974 is really a relic! This is a Bendix keyboard/control panel that was originally purchased from a surplus auction at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. If it looks like something coming from NASA, that's because it is! More pictures here.
snuci for the Canon Cat
Second entry for our formidable snuci! This time it is a Canon Cat an advanced typewriter developed by no less than Jef Raskin, one of the fathers of the Macintosh era in the 70s.
- Location: Minnesota
- Main keyboard: Indy SSK Model MF
- Main mouse: Logitech Anywhere MX
- Favorite switch: Beamspring
- DT Pro Member: -
Had no idea about this little factoid... certainly adds to its mystique. Walking in on CL beamspring/console triplets is nuts. Ending a 3 year search for "glory board" for a Cherry connoisseur, stunning quad-colored caps on an old Topre, and well... anything from NASA that might have been responsible for saving Apollo XIII?!?... Lots of nice finds. Envious
EDIT: make that "pentacolored" above... ridiculous
- Elder Messenger
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Main keyboard: Model F 122-key terminal
- Main mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse
- Favorite switch: Model F Buckling Spring
- DT Pro Member: 0158
This beauty is in the Space Museum in Huntsville, Alabama, and it clearly dates from the late-1980s-early-1990s:lot_lizard wrote: ↑
anything from NASA that might have been responsible for saving Apollo XIII?
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