IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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ScottPaladin

15 May 2018, 20:57

No idea what this thing is.

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Those keycaps are wild though. Anybody recognize it?

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Noobmaen

15 May 2018, 21:07

ScottPaladin wrote: No idea what this thing is.

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Those keycaps are wild though. Anybody recognize it?
This is a wiki/HP_9816

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ScottPaladin

15 May 2018, 22:28

Noobmaen wrote:
This is a wiki/HP_9816
Ah yeah, HP did love those switch grids. Thanks!

samuelcable

16 May 2018, 00:58

ScottPaladin wrote:
Noobmaen wrote:
This is a wiki/HP_9816
Ah yeah, HP did love those switch grids. Thanks!
i kinda wish HP used more switch variety because i love their older keycaps to death

rich1051414

16 May 2018, 01:00

ScottPaladin wrote: No idea what this thing is.

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Those keycaps are wild though. Anybody recognize it?
Talk about interesting keycaps. I am not sure if they are ugly, or gorgeous, and because of that confusion, I would build a keyboard with such a keycap profile in a second if I could...

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ScottPaladin

16 May 2018, 05:29

samuelcable wrote: i kinda wish HP used more switch variety because i love their older keycaps to death
Tell me about it. I'd be all over one of those HP 85s if it had something better than Hi-Teks in it.

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Mr.Nobody

17 May 2018, 14:33

It looks funky, back in the days when computers have character...

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Chyros

17 May 2018, 15:51

My god, especially when they're dusty like that, Hi-Teks are absolutely ATROCIOUS in my experience xD .

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snufflecat

19 May 2018, 23:08

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Is this a Model F or are my eyes fooling me?

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xxhellfirexx

19 May 2018, 23:29

snufflecat wrote:
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Is this a Model F or are my eyes fooling me?

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It's a model f xt. The rows are sloped and the keys are slightly offset too much to the right in comparison to the hole in the top shell.

consideringquiet

20 May 2018, 20:47

Anybody have an idea what this is?

https://i.imgur.com/LViNLUU.jpg

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Noobmaen

20 May 2018, 20:56

consideringquiet wrote: Anybody have an idea what this is?

https://i.imgur.com/LViNLUU.jpg
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consideringquiet

20 May 2018, 21:10

Last one for today to try and satisfy my curiosity :)
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mike52787
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20 May 2018, 21:12

consideringquiet wrote: Last one for today to try and satisfy my curiosity :)
fujitsu peerless

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snufflecat

21 May 2018, 14:44

mike52787 wrote:
consideringquiet wrote: Last one for today to try and satisfy my curiosity :)
fujitsu peerless
How about this one? Seems to be very similar IMO.
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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

21 May 2018, 15:17

Also looks like Peerless.

ball00n

21 May 2018, 15:40

Blaise170 wrote: Also looks like Peerless.
Which keyboard with peerless does it resemble to you?

Emir

21 May 2018, 23:44

Does anyone know what kind of dome/model this is?
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Myoth

21 May 2018, 23:48

keytronic rubber dome is as much info as there is I think :)

Emir

21 May 2018, 23:52

Myoth wrote: keytronic rubber dome is as much info as there is I think :)
Basically this? :D
wiki/Key_Tronic_dome_with_slider

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Chyros

21 May 2018, 23:58

Emir wrote:
Myoth wrote: keytronic rubber dome is as much info as there is I think :)
Basically this? :D
wiki/Key_Tronic_dome_with_slider
No, just a standard KT rubber dome, no slider. That model is fairly common. Some people praise KT rubber domes, but I'm not one of them.

Emir

22 May 2018, 00:16

Chyros wrote:
Emir wrote:
Myoth wrote: keytronic rubber dome is as much info as there is I think :)
Basically this? :D
wiki/Key_Tronic_dome_with_slider
No, just a standard KT rubber dome, no slider. That model is fairly common. Some people praise KT rubber domes, but I'm not one of them.
Thanks for helping out, I appreciate it!

Feel wise I'd say that it's not horrible, wouldn't personally praise it (my board is fairly worn and dirty, which could impact feel I suppose). Quite decent tactility, and comparing it to standard rubber domes commonly available, it's an improvement for sure.

I was just curious about what I dug up, no plans on ever looking at it again. :)

Findecanor

22 May 2018, 00:52

Chyros wrote: Some people praise KT rubber domes, but I'm not one of them.
Some KT rubber dome models are quite tactile and distinct when bottoming out but there are lots that feel very bad,
I don't know if anybody has bothered to catalogue which ones are good and and which ones are not.

The Ergo Force is the one to have. Different force on different keys (depending on finger, if you touch-type) and always tactile and distinct bottoming out. Grounded space bar. Looks like the one posted except for top and bottom labels showing "Ergo Force".

The prices for old Key Tronic keyboards on Swedish sites is much inflated IMO. They cost like €30 new back in the day but sell for €100 now. Maybe the one posted was on Tradera, which happens to be down for maintenance right now so I can't comment on that.

double a

22 May 2018, 23:01


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Noobmaen

22 May 2018, 23:12

double a wrote: any ideas?

https://imgur.com/a/oP0c31N
Looks like the keyboard of a TI professional computer, this version should have Alps SKCM brown.

double a

23 May 2018, 00:44

Noobmaen wrote:
double a wrote: any ideas?

https://imgur.com/a/oP0c31N
Looks like the keyboard of a TI professional computer, this version should have Alps SKCM brown.
think it's worth anything?

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Mattr567

23 May 2018, 00:47

double a wrote:
Noobmaen wrote:
double a wrote: any ideas?

https://imgur.com/a/oP0c31N
Looks like the keyboard of a TI professional computer, this version should have Alps SKCM brown.
think it's worth anything?
I'll take it.

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Keybug

28 May 2018, 21:31

Hey lads,

Need help identifying these keyboards / deciding how much to offer the seller for them. Please comment on anything pictured except the ones not marked with a green slash in the picture with five keyboards (I know what those are - two IBM Model F XT and a Chicony RD).

Many thanks!
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tatsurou

28 May 2018, 21:44

Could you make close up pictures of the rears? Need serial numbers to quicken Googling :D And also, PM :)

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Keybug

28 May 2018, 21:55

Sorry, those pictures are all I have to go by at the moment. Here is another one:
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Top IBM boards looks Model F-y, but can I tell for sure? That Epson anyone? I read a vague guess somewhere that it might have Fujitsu leaf springs. The Commodore should be Cherry made, vintage blacks, I'm guessing.

Thanks again.

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