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The keyboard of the mystery written to the package.

Posted: 31 May 2014, 22:11
by rzwv
SiliO KEYBOARD HOLDER FK-180
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IBM Model M…No.
KeyTronic 101…No.
NMB RT101…No.
WANG…No.

The same keyboard is not known as far as I get to know.
If those who are known are, please let me know.
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Posted: 31 May 2014, 22:21
by Broadmonkey
That really looks like a Cherry G80-1000.

Posted: 31 May 2014, 22:38
by photekq
Yeah, definitely looks like a G80-1XXX. The legends are Cherry too. Weird that the tab is ISO though.

Posted: 31 May 2014, 22:45
by sixty
I was gonna say the Tab key having an ISO legend seems odd to be a G81/G80-1000HAU...

It might be some Taiwanese clone. It also looks like there is a ferrite core on this cable?

Edit: yes this has to be a clone of a G80-1000. Look at the right shift key. The legend seems centered.

Posted: 31 May 2014, 22:50
by Daniel Beardsmore
Nah, the ridge is far too far back for a G80-1000.

It's a lot more like an [wiki]NTC KB-6151[/wiki] — notice the further back function key strip ridge and what looks to be a rectangular recess in front of the function keys.

Different keycaps though — I've seen that keycap style elsewhere.

A lot of keyboards copied the Model M's profile (side view); the Monterey K101/K102 did also, for example, but it's definitely not one of those.

Posted: 31 May 2014, 22:54
by Grond
This must be the most useless keyboard accessory I've ever seen.

Posted: 31 May 2014, 23:43
by Broadmonkey
I think you are right, Daniel. The case definitely looks more like the NTC than the Cherry G80-1000, especially if you also compare the LED cover. The legends, however doesn't quite look like either of them, but that might simply be down to the model being ANSI instead of the big ass Daniel linked to, like cherry has both symbols and text on their ANSI models contrary to only symbols on ISO.

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 09:43
by 7bit
Not useless at all, because some of us have more than one keyboard on their table.
:ugeek:

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 10:06
by Grond
Was it common to have more than one keyboard on your table back in the day when this was released? Besides I don't find very practical to stack a keyboard that way. I also think the picture is kind of lying, meaning that the keyboard is actually longer than the computer base itself.

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 10:20
by 7bit
Back then, it was a useless product, sold to people who did not work at the computer all the time, but had not a separate desk for the computer.
:?

I kid you not!
:lol:

Our first office computer was on a separate desk.
:o

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 11:42
by Grond
I noticed that in the movies from the 80s and early 90s every professional has a computer in his office, but you seldomly see them using it – unless they are writers or programmers. Well they didn't have Facebook or even Solitaire back then! :D

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 12:11
by daedalus
The ancestor of Unicomp's Endurapro had this functionality built in!

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Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 12:50
by Grond
Makes more sense than buying a standalone accessory I guess,but looks quite easy to break.

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 12:53
by 7bit
Grond wrote:I noticed that in the movies from the 80s and early 90s every professional has a computer in his office, but you seldomly see them using it – unless they are writers or programmers. Well they didn't have Facebook or even Solitaire back then! :D
Sure we had Solitaire and some other games, but what is Facebook?
:?

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 13:03
by rzwv
Thank you for the reply.
However, "ANSI enter" finds neither only about "ISO enter" or "Big-ass enter".
It may be made as a sample and may not be marketed.

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 21:57
by IvanIvanovich
I think I know this one... but I have no idea who made it or anything. Someone posted one of those either here or on GH but I can't find it. I don't remember it had any branding or even a label on the bottom, nothing on PCB. Pretty sure it was some Asian made in the mid-late 80's. It had switch like MX but with exact square stem slider and the keycaps were like 98% copy of Cherry with some error on legend but had slightly smaller stem like Hirose. Yeah that probably isn't exactly helpful...

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 22:05
by sixty
IvanIvanovich wrote:I think I know this one... but I have no idea who made it or anything. Someone posted one of those either here or on GH but I can't find it. I don't remember it had any branding or even a label on the bottom, nothing on PCB. Pretty sure it was some Asian made in the mid-late 80's. It had switch like MX but with exact square stem slider and the keycaps were like 98% copy of Cherry with some error on legend but had slightly smaller stem like Hirose. Yeah that probably isn't exactly helpful...
You mean this one? I don't think it's quite like it, but it's close.

Posted: 01 Jun 2014, 23:51
by Broadmonkey
Sandy55 has a picture of that NTC keyboard but seen from the side to better compare, seems like the case is exactly the same.
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Posted: 02 Jun 2014, 00:06
by IvanIvanovich
That one is another similar one, but not the one I am thinking of... no bigass enter or keys between control/alt... I also have some memory that it had white/clear kind of sliders in the switch but they may have been those 'proworld' also.