IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Findecanor

02 Apr 2019, 11:54

irisery wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 03:58
Can anyone help me ID the logo on the switch below? This is out of a TA Royal 310 calculator.
I recognise the logo as Mitsumi.
Edit: Knowing the manufacturer, I found it quickly in the Wiki listed as "Mitsumi simplified" but Mitsumi themselves probably called it "KDM".

irisery

02 Apr 2019, 12:12

Great! Thanks! Here I was searching "EWE" :?

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ppCircle

02 Apr 2019, 18:12

Did someone recognise that keyboard? I only know it have on it " R.O.C Made in Taiwan

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Findecanor

02 Apr 2019, 19:48

ppCircle wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 18:12
Did someone recognise that keyboard? I only know it have on it " R.O.C Made in Taiwan
I followed a hunch into the Wiki: It looks like a variation of the Chicony 5150/5160.
The Wiki lists a few of them on different articles (that perhaps should be merged): Chicony 5160, SKB-5150C, Tai-Hao TH-5150. The switches should be mechanical, but (as usual with Chicony) could be one of a myriad of different switches. Could be Cherry MX or Alps, Omron, Futaba, Mitsumi, a clone of Cherry MX or something rarer.
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Chyros

02 Apr 2019, 19:59

That or a Focus FK-727/747. Pretty sure it's not the Chicony though.

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ppCircle

02 Apr 2019, 20:52

Chyros wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 19:59
That or a Focus FK-727/747. Pretty sure it's not the Chicony though.
Yes it is 727 or 747. Somebody on discord help me. Alps Blue version never used. But thank a lot for help. :)

Findecanor

02 Apr 2019, 22:38

Here is a photo of one, earlier in the thread.
I retract my statement about them probably being the same OEM.
All keyboards types seem to have quite similar cases and plates, only very different PCBs inside ...

keyboard Kultist

03 Apr 2019, 02:11

Hey guys, how about this one?

https://imgur.com/a/aK477ia

The switchs are interesting, there is a distinct soft click which happens shortly before bottoming out. It's actually got a pretty nice feel.

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Noobmaen

03 Apr 2019, 02:14

Fujitsu peerless type 1.

Paco666

03 Apr 2019, 04:43

Anyone have an idea on this big block of black. It has a 5pin din connector and no label at all. Has a funky line design on the back that I’ve never seen before. Is it some sort of cherry board?

Any help is appreciated!
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Polecat

03 Apr 2019, 05:12

Paco666 wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 04:43
Anyone have an idea on this big block of black. It has a 5pin din connector and no label at all. Has a funky line design on the back that I’ve never seen before. Is it some sort of cherry board?

Any help is appreciated!
Early generic LCD luggable. The slots latched it to the front of the case for transporting. And that's why the pattern is there - it was visible when closed and latched. Probably 286/386 vintage, most likely white Alps, but that's just a guess based on the others I've seen.

keyboard Kultist

03 Apr 2019, 10:35

Noobmaen wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 02:14
Fujitsu peerless type 1.
Thanks! :-)

Findecanor

03 Apr 2019, 10:54

Polecat wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 05:12
Probably 286/386 vintage, most likely white Alps, but that's just a guess based on the others I've seen.
The earliest Dolch were these keyboards too, and those were Cherry MX Blue.

Paco666

03 Apr 2019, 11:34

Thanks, so much knowledge! Keep on sharing and have a great day!

4_404

04 Apr 2019, 04:03

Is there anything interesting about this keyboard? Don't have it at the moment, so can't get better/more photos. Thanks
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4_404

04 Apr 2019, 08:26

Can anyone help with this keyboard? Pics from a local seller, so no more info unfortunately. Thanks

keyboard Kultist

09 Apr 2019, 17:32

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc

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ZedTheMan

09 Apr 2019, 18:32

keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 17:32
I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc
Ah!

So you're the one that ended up getting that!
I have never seen the switches either, I was going to do my best to document them.
I've not a clue on the keyboard except that it's likely made by Deyi Technologies based on the FCC ID.

Could you please be so kind as to disassemble the keyboard and take pictures of the PCB? And if you could go a step farther and desolder a switch for documentation that would be seriously appreciated.

keyboard Kultist

09 Apr 2019, 18:35

Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.

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ZedTheMan

09 Apr 2019, 18:36

keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:35
Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.
Thanks so much!
Yes, that seller has had some very neato beans things in their storage. I ended up getting a nice SMK board from them.

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Wazrach

09 Apr 2019, 21:04

keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 17:32
I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc
I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubleshot keycaps. Mine had exponentially-stiff "linears" that were just horrid on every level. They were like Cherry MYs but without the solidness. They are extremely rattly.

Lbibass

09 Apr 2019, 21:28

4_404 wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 04:03
Is there anything interesting about this keyboard? Don't have it at the moment, so can't get better/more photos. Thanks



The keycaps look like they were made by Chicony/Montery. So it's either a rubberdome, or alps mount switches. The shape and font used on Chicony's alps mount caps are very distinctive.

keyboard Kultist

09 Apr 2019, 22:47

Wazrach wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 21:04
keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 17:32
I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc
I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubleshot keycaps. Mine had exponentially-stiff "linears" that were just horrid on every level. They were like Cherry MYs but without the solidness. They are extremely rattly.

The clicky version seems ok, in a bad movie sort of way. Of course I won't know till I use it for an extended period.

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Wazrach

09 Apr 2019, 22:52

keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 22:47
Wazrach wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 21:04
keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 17:32
I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc
I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubleshot keycaps. Mine had exponentially-stiff "linears" that were just horrid on every level. They were like Cherry MYs but without the solidness. They are extremely rattly.

The clicky version seems ok, in a bad movie sort of way. Of course I won't know till I use it for an extended period.
It was easily the worst switch I've ever tried. It honestly made an average office keyboard seem super premium in comparison. Not sure about the clicky version though.

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Keybug

10 Apr 2019, 22:22

Can anyone identify this for me? I sifted through the wiki sections for NTC, Tai-Hao and Datacomp boards but couldn't find an exact match. Thanks!
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keyboard Kultist

11 Apr 2019, 00:03

ZedTheMan wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:36
keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:35
Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.
Thanks so much!
Yes, that seller has had some very neato beans things in their storage. I ended up getting a nice SMK board from them.

keyboard Kultist

11 Apr 2019, 00:06

Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G

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snacksthecat
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11 Apr 2019, 00:44

keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
Those things look like Fisher Price tried to copy Alps switches.

keyboard Kultist

11 Apr 2019, 00:50

snacksthecat wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:44
keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
Those things look like Fisher Price tried to copy Alps switches.
Lol, they kind of sound like it too.

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ZedTheMan

11 Apr 2019, 01:02

keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
3 pins? Obnoxiously clicky?

Could this be an Omron B3G-S clone?

Fischer Price Omrons, that's something you don't see every day.

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