Great/Interesting Finds

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ohaimark
Kingpin

02 May 2017, 19:56

I would have researched it if I cared... Mostly just dumped it here in case someone wanted to figure out what it was and buy it for the caps (which looked doubleshot + pad printed).

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ohaimark
Kingpin

02 May 2017, 20:01

Pace VG-101 split ergonomic White Alps keyboard:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282422590971

The seller accepted an offer of $60 + S&H, which I think is reasonable given the condition of these 'boards.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

02 May 2017, 20:16


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JP!

02 May 2017, 21:11

Any estimates on this beamspring?

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ohaimark
Kingpin

02 May 2017, 21:16

It will probably ramp up to $400+. It appears to be in excellent condition.

Slom

02 May 2017, 21:31

ohaimark wrote: It will probably ramp up to $400+. It appears to be in excellent condition.
No way to judge the condition without seeing the insides, trust me ;). I feel like 100-200 would be reasonable outside of ebay wonderland.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

02 May 2017, 21:43

I asked the seller to list it as buy-it-now for $200. We'll see if he/she actually does. Otherwise it will totally skyrocket.

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JP!

02 May 2017, 21:51

Yea anything over $200 is just crazy.

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ekeppel

02 May 2017, 21:53

Since there is already a bid, the seller won't be able to make any changes.

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Harshmallow

02 May 2017, 22:54

ohaimark wrote: Pace VG-101 split ergonomic White Alps keyboard:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282422590971

The seller accepted an offer of $60 + S&H, which I think is reasonable given the condition of these 'boards.
I've been curious about that keyboard for a while. There's another listing of what also appears to be a new one, but for almost double the price (I'm not going to buy it). Let me know how that keyboard feels...it looks to be quite adjustable!

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ohaimark
Kingpin

03 May 2017, 00:06

Will do. You can also ask Webwit, as I think he has one.

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webwit
Wild Duck

03 May 2017, 00:18

It is very adjustable except you cannot control the distance between the parts. Feels like simplified Alps if I remember correctly.

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Daniel Beardsmore

03 May 2017, 00:58

Hm, that listing led me to this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Vintage-M ... 2438774261

I wouldn't spend $250 on it even if I hadn't vowed to never use eBay, and eBay is useless as a reference, but I'm going to archive away those photos, as it's the first time I've ever seen an original MEI Microtype.

Here's another:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... _switches/

That one shows the switch, and the eBay auction shows the rear label.

One thing I learnt about Reddit is that it's a dead loss. Necroposting has no effect, and sending messages in relation to old topics has no effect. I find topics that never reached completion, but you'll never make any progress with them. Worthless place.

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gnmar2723

03 May 2017, 04:16

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: One thing I learnt about Reddit is that it's a dead loss. Necroposting has no effect, and sending messages in relation to old topics has no effect. I find topics that never reached completion, but you'll never make any progress with them. Worthless place.
It does have it's upside though. Lots and lots of new content all the time. Definitely agree that long term discussion is just non-existent which sucks.

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Techno Trousers
100,000,000 actuations

03 May 2017, 05:32

Yep, in a lot of ways, Deskthority and Reddit are polar opposites. Reddit is the anti-wiki. But I do enjoy going there from time to time to see humorous posts.

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03 May 2017, 07:36


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squareapple

03 May 2017, 10:10

Hi, I noticed this while browsing earlier today (was looking for an AT101):

Leading Edge DC-2014: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Leading- ... SwlndZCJzs

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jerue

03 May 2017, 15:16

A G80-3000HAU with odd shipping requirements...do they hate the korean keyboard folks or something?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Tastatur-Cherry- ... 2476292695


Also, this interesting Cherry engineering sample with a cool part number: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-Tastatur- ... 2169519706

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subcat

04 May 2017, 12:52

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j429355235

Very rare Digilog Aluminium Realforce 87U here.

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cookie

04 May 2017, 12:59

I never understood how people can live with those screws

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Laser
emacs -nw

04 May 2017, 14:39

cookie wrote: I never understood how people can live with those screws
It's easy! The first two weeks, you keep them unscrewed a little (1-2mm). Then, you screw them back in, and suddenly life is soo good again :shock:

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ohaimark
Kingpin

04 May 2017, 18:10

Cherry-style dye sublimated keycaps for ~$55 shipped in the US:

https://sentraq.com/collections/keycaps ... bt-keycaps

I ordered a set and will follow up with a review. They're either too good to be true or such an amazing deal that I'll come back to you all flabbergasted.

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gogusrl

04 May 2017, 19:07

That dark-grey set looks great in that pic, wonder how they look in real life.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

04 May 2017, 19:29

Me too. I'm not entirely sure, but I have a hunch that they're using Leopold's OEM to make the caps. A different dye sublimation pattern would account for the Cherry-like font.

The basis of that hunch: Leopold-style caps (with their typical slightly italic font) were used on previous Sentraq models.

Otherwise, EnjoyPBT seems like the only manufacturer with similar capabilities.

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Harshmallow

04 May 2017, 21:32

ohaimark wrote: Me too. I'm not entirely sure, but I have a hunch that they're using Leopold's OEM to make the caps. A different dye sublimation pattern would account for the Cherry-like font.

The basis of that hunch: Leopold-style caps (with their typical slightly italic font) were used on previous Sentraq models.

Otherwise, EnjoyPBT seems like the only manufacturer with similar capabilities.
I love my Leopold PBT caps. They're front pad-printed though and not dye subbed. I use them on my Novatouch.

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

05 May 2017, 03:38

Leading Edge DC-2014 Keyboard $99 plus shipping BIN

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-DC ... 2505398114

orihalcon

05 May 2017, 04:39

snuci wrote: Leading Edge DC-2014 Keyboard $99 plus shipping BIN

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-DC ... 2505398114
Found this before seeing it here and picked it up. Showed 37 views per hour, which to me was surprising given that that many people passed it over. Granted, the feel is somewhat of a gamble given how it looks. Could also potentially be white alps as there are a few examples of those out there I think too. The seller was also pretty clear that it is not tested and is not returnable, so maybe that was a turn off.

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jerue

05 May 2017, 04:52

This is a rare one...a 1392464 Displaywrite SSK WITH the original box :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-IB ... 2502546931


I've only seen these without boxes, even fewer with complete keyset. The price...probably too high for 99.9% of folks...however I doubt one will come up again like this.



...and a very yellowed Packard Bell with Alps, looks clean though. Blue alps?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Packard ... 2658012882

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taylorswiftttttt

05 May 2017, 05:37

jerue wrote: ...and a very yellowed Packard Bell with Alps, looks clean though. Blue alps?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Packard ... 2658012882
I don't think that model has blue alps, and I bought one with white alps for far less.

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

05 May 2017, 13:23

Yes, that particular packard bell with pad printed caps is pretty much guarunteed to have white alps. The doubleshot models can also come with white alps. it is a toss up.

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