Great/Interesting Finds

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ddrfraser1

20 May 2020, 12:51

John Doe wrote:
20 May 2020, 11:03
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-T ... 3809765164

Alps white, is it a good keyboard?
Not according to chyros. Pretty sure he reviewed this several weeks ago.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

20 May 2020, 23:39

What a truly dreadful layout!

If upper and lower were swapped it might be marginally better, but why invent this at all?

Lanrefni

21 May 2020, 04:55

ddrfraser1 wrote:
20 May 2020, 12:51
John Doe wrote:
20 May 2020, 11:03
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-T ... 3809765164

Alps white, is it a good keyboard?
Not according to chyros. Pretty sure he reviewed this several weeks ago.
He did,he was neither kind nor polite in his description of it. :lol:

John Doe

21 May 2020, 05:22

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184299834727/

M2980, membranne but clean, worthy for 10$?

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ddrfraser1

21 May 2020, 05:38

Hmm, I wonder if it’s any good

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funkmon

21 May 2020, 07:43

Not for $20 shipping. Holy smokes.

rymut

21 May 2020, 08:35


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Obscure

21 May 2020, 14:01

chip chop wrote:
19 May 2020, 20:44
Obscure wrote:
19 May 2020, 16:51
Any guess about the switches used?
Oak Full Travel Membrane?
TG3 - generic design? good sound, smooth, minimum scratchy.
oops - Zero mounted upside-down
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ddrfraser1

21 May 2020, 22:15

I think they're getting desperate ;) :lol:

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kelvinhall05

21 May 2020, 23:26

ddrfraser1 wrote:
21 May 2020, 22:15
I think they're getting desperate ;) :lol:


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It's been for sale for so long lol. I almost got it like six months ago, but decided not to (thank fuck I didn't lmao).

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ddrfraser1

22 May 2020, 00:20

I mean, at first I thought maybe you could make a decent 60% keyboard out of it, or for super wide fans like me, something like this.

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But then the more I look at it... it's just bleh!! A no-punches-pulled turbo shit.

MMcM

22 May 2020, 04:34


John Doe

22 May 2020, 05:39

Omnikey is always nice keyboards for alps white but I'm confused about the price, good or should be a little bit lower?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Northg ... %7Ciid%3A1

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Darkshado

22 May 2020, 06:19

fohat wrote:
20 May 2020, 23:39
why invent this [TellerVision keyboard] at all?
I think the name hints to why. My hypothesis is this would have been meant for use with some sort of (GUI, not text terminal) specialized software for bank tellers. They'd be using the numpad, mouse, nav and functions constantly while typing names and other text input sporadically. Banks (well, being banks) like to cram as many tellers as possible in a given length of counter, so a narrow design is great for that.

Now, imagine going from Kishsaver buckling spring bliss to this. Sad isn't it?

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ZedTheMan

22 May 2020, 16:10

John Doe wrote:
22 May 2020, 05:39
Omnikey is always nice keyboards for alps white but I'm confused about the price, good or should be a little bit lower?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Northg ... %7Ciid%3A1
Honestly to me this seems like a fair price for an ANSI 101. If it is in good condition and clean as the description may imply, I would say it is even a good price. Seeing as it was refurbished by Bob Tibbets, it should be quite nice.

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ddrfraser1

22 May 2020, 16:46

Darkshado wrote:
22 May 2020, 06:19
fohat wrote:
20 May 2020, 23:39
why invent this [TellerVision keyboard] at all?
I think the name hints to why. My hypothesis is this would have been meant for use with some sort of (GUI, not text terminal) specialized software for bank tellers. They'd be using the numpad, mouse, nav and functions constantly while typing names and other text input sporadically. Banks (well, being banks) like to cram as many tellers as possible in a given length of counter, so a narrow design is great for that.

Now, imagine going from Kishsaver buckling spring bliss to this. Sad isn't it?
Right. It could be that they were using the alpha block only to sign in to the computer and that's it. Everything else was ringing things up or related activities. If it was possible to slice up the pcb to rearrange it and then reprogram it, there might be some potential but then why not just start from scratch?

John Doe

22 May 2020, 16:51

ZedTheMan wrote:
22 May 2020, 16:10
Seeing as it was refurbished by Bob Tibbets, it should be quite nice.
May I ask where confirmed it's refurbished by Bob Tibbets? Not familar with this. :D

kevinhou

22 May 2020, 16:58

John Doe wrote:
22 May 2020, 16:51
ZedTheMan wrote:
22 May 2020, 16:10
Seeing as it was refurbished by Bob Tibbets, it should be quite nice.
May I ask where confirmed it's refurbished by Bob Tibbets? Not familar with this. :D
http://www.northgate-keyboard-repair.com

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fohat
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22 May 2020, 18:29

Even without being serviced by Northgate Bob this is a good deal.

In my opinion, this is the ideal flavor of Omnikey and I would buy it myself if I didn't already have 3 of them.

davkol

23 May 2020, 13:10

left-hand Maltron for $12.5 (either the photo is off, or it's some black version with white keycaps that I haven't seen yet)

John Doe

23 May 2020, 13:16

Will go somewhere soon at that price.

kelvinhall05

23 May 2020, 13:18

davkol wrote:
23 May 2020, 13:10
left-hand Maltron for $12.5 (either the photo is off, or it's some black version with white keycaps that I haven't seen yet)
It is a scam. They used to be at $2.50 each. It is a generic picture, not taken by the seller.

EnthusiastDude

24 May 2020, 12:36

I have no idea which switches this comes with, but it looks interesting:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... -168-18652

Lekrafter

24 May 2020, 17:25

EnthusiastDude wrote:
24 May 2020, 12:36
I have no idea which switches this comes with, but it looks interesting:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... -168-18652
The switches may be some kind of mx mount dome with slider but don't quote me on that...

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

24 May 2020, 17:36

Lekrafter wrote:
24 May 2020, 17:25
EnthusiastDude wrote:
24 May 2020, 12:36
I have no idea which switches this comes with, but it looks interesting:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... -168-18652
The switches may be some kind of mx mount dome with slider but don't quote me on that...
Agree.
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EnthusiastDude

24 May 2020, 17:57

Lekrafter wrote:
24 May 2020, 17:25
The switches may be some kind of mx mount dome with slider but don't quote me on that...
Interesting, thanks for letting me know. Well, then it's not such a great find after all.

NeK

24 May 2020, 22:16

rymut wrote:
21 May 2020, 08:35
White ALPS in a nice form factor:
https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/ ... 720424222/

3x Monteray boards with White ALPS:
https://allegro.pl/oferta/3-szt-klawiat ... 8025344882
I would like one of the montereys, I already have one but with a German layout and would prefer the English one they have. But I don't speak Polish so I can't tell if the seller is willing to split

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Polecat

24 May 2020, 22:36

NeK wrote:
24 May 2020, 22:16
rymut wrote:
21 May 2020, 08:35
White ALPS in a nice form factor:
https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/ ... 720424222/

3x Monteray boards with White ALPS:
https://allegro.pl/oferta/3-szt-klawiat ... 8025344882
I would like one of the montereys, I already have one but with a German layout and would prefer the English one they have. But I don't speak Polish so I can't tell if the seller is willing to split
Careful! Those are late K104s, and the one switch pictured is a clone, not genuine Alps.

NeK

24 May 2020, 23:20

Polecat wrote:
24 May 2020, 22:36
NeK wrote:
24 May 2020, 22:16
rymut wrote:
21 May 2020, 08:35
White ALPS in a nice form factor:
https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/ ... 720424222/

3x Monteray boards with White ALPS:
https://allegro.pl/oferta/3-szt-klawiat ... 8025344882
I would like one of the montereys, I already have one but with a German layout and would prefer the English one they have. But I don't speak Polish so I can't tell if the seller is willing to split
Careful! Those are late K104s, and the one switch pictured is a clone, not genuine Alps.
Oh. Ouch! Thanks for the heads up, I didn't notice it. 👍👍👍

John Doe

25 May 2020, 00:47

Polecat wrote:
24 May 2020, 22:36
NeK wrote:
24 May 2020, 22:16
rymut wrote:
21 May 2020, 08:35
White ALPS in a nice form factor:
https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/ ... 720424222/

3x Monteray boards with White ALPS:
https://allegro.pl/oferta/3-szt-klawiat ... 8025344882
I would like one of the montereys, I already have one but with a German layout and would prefer the English one they have. But I don't speak Polish so I can't tell if the seller is willing to split
Careful! Those are late K104s, and the one switch pictured is a clone, not genuine Alps.
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I have another photo taken by another seller, is it real alps version? Or just late k104? Thanks.

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