Skidata3 Keyboard

Kuipertyper

17 Jun 2021, 06:19

Does anyone have information on this keyboard?Any idea of the value if there is any :) Its in very good condition and has original box .
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

17 Jun 2021, 07:25

It is simply a Tipro keyboard, as the label already says.

Findecanor

17 Jun 2021, 12:23

Welcome to Deskthority!

Tipro made "point-of-sale" keyboards (i.e. for cash registers, check-in desks etc), and SkiData is one of their customers.
Tipro's keyboards typically have ordinary Cherry MX Black switches, I think (unless Skidata got a special order with Cherry MX Clear, which is in their other known keyboard).

The keycaps here look like "Tipro MID": they are two-part, but the top parts of them seems to be missing from most of the keys here.
These relegendable keys are typically supposed to be programmable with special functions for the type of desks they are for. The clear top is for putting a small paper label under indicating the programmed function. Tipro also made opaque printed tops.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

17 Jun 2021, 14:51

Thanks to Findecanor for elaborating where I was simply too lazy.

A few additional details:
  • Tipro is of course still active, the software for the keyboard ("ChangeMe") can be downloaded from their website:
    http://www.tipro.net/ecatalogue/free-software-drivers/
    The programmed configuration is stored in the keyboard, which is recognized as a standard keyboard by the computer, i.e. the software is needed only for programming.
  • This being a USB unit, it can be programmed with a 64 bit system.
  • Here the keyboard case is from the (newer) KMX range, while the caps and obviously the alphanumeric layout are from the (older) MID range. MID keyboards have a (almost) standard layout, while KMX keyboards usually (but apparently not this one) have a non-standard offset of 0.5u between all rows.
  • Missing transparent keycap lids should be no problem, I probably can provide you with some.
  • As for a price estimate, no idea (even if I use a similar but even more elaborated Tipro as a daily driver).
  • Tipro keyboards are terrific :mrgreen:

Kuipertyper

17 Jun 2021, 16:51

Thanks for the information. I’m thinking of selling them as I really don’t have any use for it. I also came across blue Skidata keyboards that are older I believe from 1999 based on the attached.
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raoulduke-esq

17 Jun 2021, 17:42

Sign me up for one of those! Price/shipping on the blue? USA east coast here…

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

17 Jun 2021, 17:50

Kuipertyper wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 16:51
[…] I also came across blue Skidata keyboards that are older I believe from 1999 based on the attached.
Those blue Skidata keyboards are not Tipro keyboards and the upper field is not reprogrammable, but after posting your pic you can expect offers.
The reason is their keycaps, which are Cherry doubleshot with a special colour scheme so special and so sought for that they were even remanufactured for a group buy:
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=11924

So wait a bit before selling them for too cheap :lol:

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

17 Jun 2021, 18:16

Kuipertyper wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 16:51
Thanks for the information. I’m thinking of selling them as I really don’t have any use for it. I also came across blue Skidata keyboards that are older I believe from 1999 based on the attached.

They are fairly common with German keycaps, those seem to have ISO-US layout keycaps though which is pretty fucking rare
The switches in these boards alone are worth 150$ - pretty peggers find!

tinnie

17 Jun 2021, 18:32

Wodan wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:16
Kuipertyper wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 16:51
Thanks for the information. I’m thinking of selling them as I really don’t have any use for it. I also came across blue Skidata keyboards that are older I believe from 1999 based on the attached.

They are fairly common with German keycaps, those seem to have ISO-US layout keycaps though which is pretty fucking rare
The switches in these boards alone are worth 150$ - pretty peggers find!
So they worth 500 bucks each!!!!!

Anyway time to sell them to me for $50 each so I can flip

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raoulduke-esq

17 Jun 2021, 18:46

tinnie wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:32
So they worth 500 bucks each!!!!!

Anyway time to sell them to me for $50 each so I can flip
OP shouldn't take a dime less than $500,000 ea.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

17 Jun 2021, 18:51

raoulduke-esq wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:46
tinnie wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:32
So they worth 500 bucks each!!!!!

Anyway time to sell them to me for $50 each so I can flip
OP shouldn't take a dime less than $500,000 ea.
Based

tinnie

17 Jun 2021, 18:52

raoulduke-esq wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:46
tinnie wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:32
So they worth 500 bucks each!!!!!

Anyway time to sell them to me for $50 each so I can flip
OP shouldn't take a dime less than $500,000 ea.
I’m being realistic hier buddy

Findecanor

17 Jun 2021, 19:56

Wodan wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 18:16
The switches in these boards alone are worth 150$ - pretty peggers find!
Aren't they regular Cherry MX Clears? Used MX Clears?

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hellothere

17 Jun 2021, 20:55

Misplaced decimal point. .150.

Kuipertyper

17 Jun 2021, 23:04

Thanks for the info everyone. Very informative and very surprised about the value of the blue Skidata keyboards. I will most likely sell both keyboard types I have.

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photekq
Cherry Picker

18 Jun 2021, 03:35

Findecanor wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 19:56
Aren't they regular Cherry MX Clears? Used MX Clears?
The clears in these Skidata boards are nice. Rather, they can be nice, depending on what elements they were exposed to. The nicest batch of Skidata clears I had were very close to vintage clears. I even put them in my 360c; they were that nice. I had another batch that was dreadful though, so beware.

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