Keyboards acquired in a year

ball00n

06 Sep 2020, 16:48

Hi folks. So I got a few interesting boards over the last year and finally decided to share some pics.

First one is Canon branded Alps Bigfoot. It features Alps SKCM Blue switches, gray-on-black Alps Electric doubleshots in ANSI BAE layout and a black case. There are no markings on the back of the board, so I'm unable to give it a proper name. From my research, it originally came with a Canon Navigator HD40 Computer. This computer sometimes comes with a proper ANSI rubber-dome keyboard.
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The second one is Nixdorf CT07. It features "Nixie" Cherry MX Black switches and doubleshot keycaps in UK layout.
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Last but not least, an ESA-3000-HAGU0. It features Cherry MX Black switches and doubleshot keycaps in ANSI layout. This one is very weird. First of all, the previous ESA-3000-HAGU0 found had dye-sub keycaps, and mine comes with doubleshots. Secondly, when I opened up the case, the markings on the PCB said ESA-3000-HASR0! I found it with a bunch of ESA-3000-HASR0's laying around, so maybe when I'll go through all of them I'll find the original PCB or maybe not. Anyway, the other remarkable feature of this board is that it came with bootleg pad-printing and was severely yellowed. When the printing peeled off, it left non-yellowed spots beneath them. Also, because the printing method was too weak, it peeled of under the fingers of the original user, so they carved some of the symbols right into the caps.
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Tritian

07 Sep 2020, 04:31

nice! how did you acquire the canon one?

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

07 Sep 2020, 05:47

That nixdorf! Very very nice. I wonder if the switches are as smooth as they say

ball00n

07 Sep 2020, 08:57

Tritian wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 04:31
nice! how did you acquire the canon one?
I got it in a trade along with the nixdorf board. It was picked up by the previous owner on a flea market and was already missing the screws and the cable.
Redmaus wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 05:47
That nixdorf! Very very nice. I wonder if the switches are as smooth as they say
Well, they're a lot smoother that MX blacks I usually find in hasr0s, that's for sure.

kmnov2017

07 Sep 2020, 09:54

Redmaus wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 05:47
That nixdorf! Very very nice. I wonder if the switches are as smooth as they say
In my experience they are similar (if not exactly the same) to the vintage blacks.

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Tritian

07 Sep 2020, 10:43

I just noticed that on the canon board, the stepped capslock key has its top the same size as the tab above it. Why dont more boards do this? It has always grinded my gears. :D

DJSwayde

07 Sep 2020, 13:49

I still want the Canon if you ever get rid of it. :?

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