Robauke wrote: ↑
14 May 2020, 20:15
this keyboard is the reason I registered, i just wanna know more about it, its merits and how to do it justice.
I recently got into thrifting for old hardware and build myself a windows 98 PC, so i can tinker a bit with old hardware and games. Ofc the PC is turning into a exibit piece, and thats where this keyboard comes in.
Its not just any keyboard but a suprising find in my parents house. Its a tool of my late father, who was some sort of earned journalist in Würzburg, Germany. I recall him as always stressed, this keyboard still reaks of his overboarding smoking habits. It works fine, I cant find any flaws. I assume he just put it aside at some point, deemed it outdated.
Its not at all from the age that i am familiar with, the one that has windows key. I understand its an AT keyboard with nice mechanical cherry switches. The keys are easy to remove and clean (which i did with the numpad) i dont really plan to open the case for further cleaning. AEG is a well respected company but not for computer hardware, so the label is an eyecatcher. Im lucky there is still the 5Pin adapter attached.
So is this the quality keyboard it seems to be, or more an average product of its time? What was its time?
Can its worth be put into numbers?
The yellow keys are itching me to dip my feet into retrobright adventures, do you guys think thats a terrible idea?
The case and the greyer keys seem to have no signs of yellowing.
There is some black stains close to the AEG logo i would like to rub off, i did so on other parts of the case. Is the aeg print prone to damage?