IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Noobmaen

09 Sep 2018, 21:30

Keybug wrote: Haven't seen one like this before. What might it be? Alpsy caps? Thanks!
Unitek K 156. Has either mx blue or linear Taiwan jet axis mx clones, crappy pad printed caps too. http://kbd.rzw.jp/mechanical/senco_dkw67mk-156/

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Keybug

09 Sep 2018, 22:11

Interesting. Thanks for the lightning speed reply!

risk23

10 Sep 2018, 14:02

Saw this on fleebay, couldn't quite place it, but the caps look sexy: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KEYBOA ... 663.l10137
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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

10 Sep 2018, 17:21

Probably Keytronic Foam & Foil based on the LED cutouts. Could be something else though.

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Noobmaen

10 Sep 2018, 17:56

risk23 wrote: Saw this on fleebay, couldn't quite place it, but the caps look sexy: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KEYBOA ... 663.l10137
wiki/Control_Data_721

risk23

10 Sep 2018, 18:37

Noobmaen wrote:
risk23 wrote: Saw this on fleebay, couldn't quite place it, but the caps look sexy: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KEYBOA ... 663.l10137
wiki/Control_Data_721
Yep, that's it! Cheers mate. Looks like some of the variants have what might be MX-compatible keycaps, so I fear for the fate of that board.. ;)

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Keybug

10 Sep 2018, 21:56

Does anyone have an inkling what the caps on this laptop might be? They have an elegant colorway, but I fear they may be pad printed or thin DS. Maybe some owns some of the same kind or can tell from the pic... Thanks
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chip chop

11 Sep 2018, 00:26

Looks in the same family as the Toshiba T3100

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Keybug

11 Sep 2018, 22:27

Yes, the 3100 caps look similar in a Dolchy way, but they're ALPS mount, so maybe not that closely related? I reckon the ones on this laptop are doubleshots, too, though.

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Elrick

12 Sep 2018, 04:27

risk23 wrote: Saw this on fleebay, couldn't quite place it, but the caps look sexy: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KEYBOA ... 663.l10137
If any manufacturer TODAY could copy this style of keyboard with those key-caps I would lay down my money on it, quicker than a Dingo licking his own balls ;) .

It's just one of the BEST looking keyboards that looks to be built like a Tank, which we here on DT desperately need.

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Keybug

12 Sep 2018, 17:09

This has a Fujitsu ICL label. Does anyone know what's inside? Looks a little domey due to the narrow case and steep curve, but the caps look very similar to my Epson Q203A, which is a "leaf spring 4th generation". (I wonder if I'll ever have the heart to break it to get at the springs for photos.) Thanks!
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Niko1U

12 Sep 2018, 20:34

Image please help, found on ebay

xxhellfirexx

12 Sep 2018, 21:02

Niko1U wrote: Image please help, found on ebay
Could be a hall effect keyboard.
photos-f62/rafi-b6-c-keyboard-t13636.html

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Niko1U

12 Sep 2018, 21:07

xxhellfirexx wrote:
Niko1U wrote: Image please help, found on ebay
Could be a hall effect keyboard.
photos-f62/rafi-b6-c-keyboard-t13636.html
looks like the same keyboard to me, thanks! are the switches good?

xxhellfirexx

12 Sep 2018, 21:17

Niko1U wrote:
xxhellfirexx wrote:
Niko1U wrote: Image please help, found on ebay
Could be a hall effect keyboard.
photos-f62/rafi-b6-c-keyboard-t13636.html
looks like the same keyboard to me, thanks! are the switches good?
I never had a chance to try Rafi's hall effect switches, but here is what foxtrott has to say.
foxtrott wrote: Switch is Rafi. .. feels like MX Red.. but... but better.. smoother.
enter and space have a harder spring, almost like black.
I did have a chance though to try Rafi's RS 76 M switches, which are the metal contact versions of the same switches, and I do agree with him. The switches are smooth and moderately stiff.

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Noobmaen

12 Sep 2018, 21:50

I have a NIB RAFI B7 with the mechanical RS 76 M switches and imo they are pretty scratchy. The RS 76 C in my military keyboard are very smooth, but have an unpleasantly stiff weighting.
I was hoping this RS 76 C keyboard would stay undetected since I was looking to buy it, maybe we can make an agreement so that we don't bid against eachother

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Keybug

12 Sep 2018, 23:41

Had set a sniper on it, too, but I'll desist now...

risk23

13 Sep 2018, 00:49

Any ideas on what the switches are in this one? Never seen anything like them before.. looks like RD FF of some sort
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Leshe

13 Sep 2018, 01:09

Haven't seen anything like that. I understand that a wavefront analyzer evaluates the "visual performance" of the eye, so it may even be a proprietary switch.
Anyway, it sure looks good!
Does it feel nice though?

risk23

13 Sep 2018, 02:32

Leshe wrote: Haven't seen anything like that. I understand that a wavefront analyzer evaluates the "visual performance" of the eye, so it may even be a proprietary switch.
Anyway, it sure looks good!
Does it feel nice though?
No idea, saw this on fleabay and was curious.

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Darkshado

13 Sep 2018, 04:16

Big helical spring under the slider... some kind of foam and foil? (Though I couldn't find a match on the wiki)

Edit: see the answer two posts below.
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Elrick

13 Sep 2018, 04:49

Darkshado wrote: Big helical spring under the slider... some kind of foam and foil? (Though I couldn't find a match on the wiki)
Maybe someone should get this then Wiki-ise it as soon as possible ;) .

Such rarity needs confirmation and certainty, in our current world of Fake and Duplicity.

risk23

13 Sep 2018, 05:35

risk23 wrote: Any ideas on what the switches are in this one? Never seen anything like them before.. looks like RD FF of some sort
Probably bad form answering my own question, but here goes anyway. The FCC id of D7P6QV0001 that I found on the same listing points to Oak. The switches look very much like the switches Oak used on the IBM Industrial XT keyboards, except the ones on the IBM are white and these are gray. So it looks like they're Oak Full Travel Membrane switches.

risk23

13 Sep 2018, 05:38

Another fleabay board. Any ideas? I could swear I saw something similar somewhere.. An ADDS terminal maybe?
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PlacaFromHell

13 Sep 2018, 07:03

Do someone knows what kind of monster is this one?

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Niko1U

13 Sep 2018, 07:24

Noobmaen wrote: I have a NIB RAFI B7 with the mechanical RS 76 M switches and imo they are pretty scratchy. The RS 76 C in my military keyboard are very smooth, but have an unpleasantly stiff weighting.
I was hoping this RS 76 C keyboard would stay undetected since I was looking to buy it, maybe we can make an agreement so that we don't bid against eachother
You can buy it, since i don't have the space for it in the moment (living with my parents). I just wanted to know what it was, because there was no branding.

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Noobmaen

13 Sep 2018, 09:10

risk23 wrote: Another fleabay board. Any ideas? I could swear I saw something similar somewhere.. An ADDS terminal maybe?
Keytronic foam and foil, the old tall version.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

13 Sep 2018, 15:38

PlacaFromHell wrote: Do someone knows what kind of monster is this one?

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Also Keytronic Foam and Foil.

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Noobmaen

13 Sep 2018, 15:40

Blaise170 wrote:
PlacaFromHell wrote: Do someone knows what kind of monster is this one?

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Also Keytronic Foam and Foil.
The keycaps are definitely not keytronic font, I'm thinking possibly space invaders

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

13 Sep 2018, 15:47

Did space invaders have the same red circle LEDs like Keytronic had? That's usually what tips me off to F&F.

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