[Datanetics DC-50] ABT Apple Keypad

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zrrion

30 Oct 2019, 02:09

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Just got one of these in the mail. The switches are really nice, lightly weighted with a cool sound and a slight but very noticeable tactile bump. I am not sure exactly what it is about the bump but I really like it. The keypad came in the original box and is pretty immaculate so I am hesitant to open it up and peek at the internals (plus the screws are hidden underneath the rubber feet.) I will eventually open it though and I will update the thread with pictures when I do.

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Always nice to have an OG price sticker

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A single switch for the enter key. The caps on this thing are unused but they aren't textured at all so they are super shiny.

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Two switches for the zero key? I think this is to allow a split zero with another key, possible a coma, to ocupy the other switch, but I can't say for sure. It is interesting that both the zero and enter keys have a spot for what I assume is a peg stabilizer, but neither of them use it.

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The end of the cable exposes the matrix directly if I understand things correctly. If that is the case then it will be trivial to convert this non-destructively.

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