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Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 14 Mar 2019, 21:51
by DJSwayde
Myoth wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 18:03
it's not dye sub, there isn't any 1800 dye sub

this keyboard has been on ebay since late 2017, and he never reduced the price
Forever salty. ;)

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 15 Mar 2019, 01:09
by digital_matthew
Neat little curio here for cheap. I'm digging the keycaps:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mechan ... 3446810792

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 15 Mar 2019, 02:06
by quochung1989
Myoth wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 18:03
it's not dye sub, there isn't any 1800 dye sub

this keyboard has been on ebay since late 2017, and he never reduced the price
Oh What type is keycaps you think?

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 15 Mar 2019, 10:03
by Myoth
quochung1989 wrote:
15 Mar 2019, 02:06
Myoth wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 18:03
it's not dye sub, there isn't any 1800 dye sub

this keyboard has been on ebay since late 2017, and he never reduced the price
Oh What type is keycaps you think?
Surely they're doubleshots

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 02:07
by orihalcon
The full size 3277 variant doesn't come up often, but beware, requires a replacement PCB which I believe there are public drawings out there somewhere for:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173838879554

That layout gets a few extra points for the appropriately placed shift keys. The fact that they are stepped isn't exactly my favorite, but also fairly unique among beamsprings if I recall correctly.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 20:35
by Lanrefni
If any one is interested in a Data General keyboard with what looks like a joystick- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Data-G ... ctupt=true

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 19 Mar 2019, 10:01
by Jimi14
A Skidata without keycaps, might be interesting if anyone want's to harvest a lot of MX clears.

https://www.tradera.com/item/340854/343 ... angentbord

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 19 Mar 2019, 20:28
by ekeppel
IBM AT Model F $179.99 + shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143179042164

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 20 Mar 2019, 03:48
by Hypersphere
Reuters DX3000

What kind of switches and caps does this have?
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/REUTERS-DK-300 ... Sws2RcCtZS

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 20 Mar 2019, 20:55
by Tias
Hypersphere wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 03:48
Reuters DX3000

What kind of switches and caps does this have?

Reuters2-40.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/REUTERS-DK-300 ... Sws2RcCtZS
The overall look of the board and the keycaps is quite similar (apart from some differences in the actual layouts) to this Reuters board:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41308.0

That particular board seemed to have been made by Devlin and used Mx Brown switches.

Interesting and nice looking board, I've always liked the "9009-colorscheme" myself.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 23 Mar 2019, 02:23
by ZedTheMan

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 05:55
by Red_October
Lanrefni wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 20:35
If any one is interested in a Data General keyboard with what looks like a joystick- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Data-G ... ctupt=true
Is one of us bidding? I placed a bid of $76 (it was sitting at $36) as I had had my eye on it since it was first listed, and found myself outbid. I am hoping at least to learn more about this enticing device.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 15:20
by just_parker
Damn it, someone sniped my bid on that data general at the last second! I was so sure $225 would be enough. Sad face...

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 18:17
by Sangdrax
I thought about bidding, but I've already owned one of those maxiswitch kind of boards before (an old Cybernetix). They're pretty neat and clean up well, but I wouldn't say it's worth more than $100 shipped unconverted.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 18:23
by Red_October
Sangdrax wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 18:17
I thought about bidding, but I've already owned one of those maxiswitch kind of boards before (an old Cybernetix). They're pretty neat and clean up well, but I wouldn't say it's worth more than $100 shipped unconverted.
Yeah that's where I bowed out too. I just wanted to know what was up with that joystick, perhaps if the whole thing could be converted to PC joystick and all (that would be fuckin' awesome) and what its original use was. But $100 is generally where I bow out on anything I can't use immediately and don't even know if it can be converted.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 22:49
by //gainsborough

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 25 Mar 2019, 00:01
by Hypersphere
//gainsborough wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 22:49
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ACER-K ... 3696883448

Ultra yellow kb101A. Doubleshots!
I have had two Acer KB-101A keyboards, and both were terrible. These boards seem to get deeply yellowed and very brittle with age. My first one had mostly unresponsive switches and I returned it. I still have the second one, but all the switches on the bottom row are unresponsive and others chatter. Although this model can be excellent if you can find one in pristine condition, I would be wary of ultra-yellowed ones.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 25 Mar 2019, 09:52
by davkol

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 19:06
by swampangel
Apple M0110 in (some kind of) French ISO layout, with a comically skinny return key

Image

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Rare-Vint-Apple ... 4179465701

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 27 Mar 2019, 19:12
by depletedvespene
That, kids, is why good keyboard design does NOT reduce a keyboard's width from 15U to 14.5U by shaving 0.5U from the right side — while 1.5U Backspace keys are bearable and 1.75U "thin ANSI" keys are not bad, the ISO Enter key becomes an "anorexic ISO" key that is inexcusably uncomfortable.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 10:14
by HzFaq
There are other problems with that board to be honest...I used one for about a month or so (can't remember why, masochism maybe) and the steep angle of the board, keyweight and the bloody pinging was infinitly more uncomfortable than the crappy enter key.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 15:50
by snacksthecat
depletedvespene wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 19:12
That, kids, is why good keyboard design does NOT reduce a keyboard's width from 15U to 14.5U by shaving 0.5U from the right side — while 1.5U Backspace keys are bearable and 1.75U "thin ANSI" keys are not bad, the ISO Enter key becomes an "anorexic ISO" key that is inexcusably uncomfortable.
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Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 15:55
by depletedvespene
—t the mind of the deluded people that actually think it does exist.

That 60% just plain awful, for certain.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 15:58
by snacksthecat
depletedvespene wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 15:55
—t the mind of the deluded people that actually think it does exist.

That 60% just plain awful, for certain.
I should have memed it with a NExT keyboard but I'd probably receive the same response.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 16:06
by depletedvespene
No, in that case I would have pointed out the folly of replacing the upper nav semicluster with volume and brightness controls, which is a sin even worse than the 14.5U width in the main alpha block (heck, I had never thought the "endless" word could be a derisive term, but NeXT keyboards made that a reality).


(also, at least NeXT keyboards have (most of) their mods on both sides)

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 28 Mar 2019, 16:13
by zrrion
13.5u is where its at tbh.
I don't know why apple even bothers with 14.5u ISO boards. They toss out tradition in the name of "innovation" all the time so not having an iso-enter in a UK layout board sounds like something apple would do but here we are.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 29 Mar 2019, 08:18
by Lanrefni

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 22:01
by Gamuholic
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183753243002
I love keyboards with bizarre layouts like this! Plus, I haven't seen many Alphameric boards.
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Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 00:22
by jerue

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 02 Apr 2019, 00:49
by Lanrefni
Desko 512 pcb's if any one is looking for an interesting layout with what appear to be MX Blacks with in switch diodes.