- Wild Duck
- Location: The Netherlands
- Main keyboard: Model F62
- Favorite switch: IBM beam spring
- DT Pro Member: 0000
Please vote for your winner of the award for the Best relic/discovery 2013.
By voting in this category you can win a keyboard cable from Pexon PCs.
This is the final round. See the first round and second round for reference.
The official nominees are:
HaaTa's Cherry M11 keyboard
A truly special find, the HP 4953A Protocol Analyzer Keyboard is so far the only keyboard spotted in modern times with the Cherry M11 switch. A missing link was finally discovered.
Cherry M11 switches exposed.
HaaTa's Univac F-1355-00 electro-magnetic-clicky keyboard
A HaaTa find from 1971, the switches from the Univac keyboard predate both the buckling spring and beam spring mechanism, and are clicky. Very clicky. It uses magnets to achieve the tactility and obnoxiously loud clickiness.
Click, clack, clack, clack, clack, click, clickety clack clack clack clack.
Muirium's Honeywell hall-effect keyboard
Muirium's Micro Switch Honeywell Hall Effect keyboard has, on the inside, a striking similarity with the Space Cadet keyboard and is a really special find. It started the Round 5 keycap group buy.
This is a manly keyboard. A real keyboard with tall standing, proud caps.
Tinnie's IBM "Kishsaver" and Industrial SSK finds
Tinnie helped a lot of people get rare vintage keyboards such as the IBM Space Saving keyboard, "Kishsaver" and even the industrial Space Saver. Never before did we see such amounts of these wanted but rare keyboards emerge and being distributed!
Is it a HHKB? Is it a Poker? No, it's an IBM "Kishsaver"! And a whole bunch more of them.
- Location: northern Germany
- Main keyboard: g80-8200/ FK-2002
- Main mouse: genius netscroll optical gen1
- Favorite switch: MX clear/ Alps white comp
- DT Pro Member: -
all respect to the others good job, but Haata is my archaeologist of trust for Fedora and whip. Documented a missing link atop of that? Got my vote...