IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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ZedTheMan

11 Apr 2019, 01:03

Also, is that branding on the bottom of the switch in your last picture?

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zrrion

11 Apr 2019, 01:23

It looked like a KPT clone

Lanrefni

11 Apr 2019, 04:26

ZedTheMan wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 01:02
keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
3 pins? Obnoxiously clicky?

Could this be an Omron B3G-S clone?

Fischer Price Omrons, that's something you don't see every day.
Obnoxiously clicky you say,I may need to track one of those down.

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Polecat

11 Apr 2019, 07:18

keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
Possibly this?

wiki/KPT-like_switch

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Keybug

11 Apr 2019, 22:08

Keybug wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 22:22
Can anyone identify this for me?
Turns out it's one of these (ATW Alps clone type1) with a different case...

keyboard Kultist

12 Apr 2019, 00:28

ZedTheMan wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 01:03
Also, is that branding on the bottom of the switch in your last picture?
It's just smudges in the plastic as far as I can see.

uttindar

12 Apr 2019, 16:36

Keybug wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 22:08
Turns out it's one of these (ATW Alps clone type1) with a different case...
Yup it is. I have one of those with exact case like on your first picture, FCC ID and without "Sunshine" branding. Switch composition is pretty chaotic in my board - unbranded four-tabs, ATW, APC. Looks like they used everything what was in stock that day during assembly :D

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Keybug

12 Apr 2019, 21:08

Too lazy to thumb through the wiki. What switches be these?
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Lbibass

12 Apr 2019, 21:45

Keybug wrote:
12 Apr 2019, 21:08
Too lazy to thumb through the wiki. What switches be these?
Looks like a foam and foil switch. Just from the outside, the whole spring thing, etc.

Glutch

21 Apr 2019, 12:13

Found these on a local online-secondhand thing. Can someone help me identify what they are? any cherry switches? worth the price of approx 40 usd for all 11?

https://imgur.com/a/2ZaMHcB

assasincz

22 Apr 2019, 18:40

Hi guys,

Can any of you figure out more details on this thing? Its and early windows keyboard with DIN plug at the receiver, seems kinda interesting although I do not belive it is anything else than a rubber dome keyboard
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CL4P-TP

22 Apr 2019, 18:55

assasincz wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 18:40
Hi guys,

Can any of you figure out more details on this thing? Its and early windows keyboard with DIN plug at the receiver, seems kinda interesting although I do not belive it is anything else than a rubber dome keyboard
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Tai-Hao Softkey series, just a generic rubber dome keyboard

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CL4P-TP

22 Apr 2019, 18:59

Glutch wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 12:13
Found these on a local online-secondhand thing. Can someone help me identify what they are? any cherry switches? worth the price of approx 40 usd for all 11?

https://imgur.com/a/2ZaMHcB
I see some rubber dome and BTC foam and foil keyboards. I've read on your Reddit post that two have Cherry switches, so for just 40$ it is a very good deal

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Keybug

22 Apr 2019, 21:18

Well, the winkey ones are all crap, as are the IBM (not an M2) and the Compaq (top left). While the two large boards with the stripes at the top look similar to old Wyse boards, they aren't. They look very saucy, though! The board at the top of the second row also looks interesting. The pen holder groove at the top of the other two winkeyless boards usually makes me think 'Ugh, rubbery Mitsumi things!', but I'm not entirely sure with these ones.

All in all, I wouldn't really expect Cherry switches from any of the boards, but I might still give it a shot for the price, hoping for the odd ALPS board or just for the sake of 'keyboard science' and some variety...

Paco666

26 Apr 2019, 01:09

Anyone can identify this thing, looks like a beamspring but not sure if it’s useable/detachable.
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User101

26 Apr 2019, 01:23

Paco666 wrote:
26 Apr 2019, 01:09
Anyone can identify this thing, looks like a beamspring but not sure if it’s useable/detachable.
I think it comes with not beamspring but Microswitch

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Keybug

29 Apr 2019, 15:29

What be this keyboard?
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Lbibass

29 Apr 2019, 19:36

Keycaps look like the ones that are on the chicony 5160, so it could be alps. Not sure though.

The profile and the lettering are a dead giveaway. The super sharp corners too.

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Keybug

29 Apr 2019, 21:27

Yep, also pretty sure it's ALPS. I just thought someone might know the layout / make.

ball00n

29 Apr 2019, 22:24

Keybug wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 21:27
Yep, also pretty sure it's ALPS. I just thought someone might know the layout / make.
It is Monterey k9ax. One is for sale on reddit right now with Mitsumi switches. https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/com ... terey_k9ax

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Keybug

30 Apr 2019, 16:48

Thanks, ball00n, much appreciated. White Mitsumi Miniature switches are actually some of the best tactile switches ever made in my opinion (I have yet to convince Chyros to re-review them in their "lubed" state...). That is if you grease the sliders with a bit of WD-40 (I believe the metal tops of the housings corrode and develop a lot of friction).
Lbibass wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 19:36
Keycaps look like the ones that are on the chicony 5160, so it could be alps. Not sure though.

The profile and the lettering are a dead giveaway. The super sharp corners too.
Another case in point that Tai-Hao (I assume) keycaps ≠ definitely ALPS mount keycaps. There is always the additional possibility of their being either MX mount (with Cherry / Cherry clone / Mitsumi Miniature switches) or Futaba MA series mount. It seems both Chicony and Monterey used these a good deal. The bold arrow symbols on the keycaps seem pretty iconic for Monterey, though.

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User101

02 May 2019, 19:43

Anyone know what this keyboard is/what computer it is from? Probably not...I think it is for Asian market.
At least someone can identify the switches?
Thanks everyone
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ppCircle

12 May 2019, 00:28

Somebody know anything about GRUNDIG PT 01?

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Monster-Toys

12 May 2019, 00:35


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Polecat

12 May 2019, 01:27

Can someone help me identify the language of the secondary legends on this one?
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Monster-Toys

12 May 2019, 01:35


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Polecat

12 May 2019, 03:49

Thank you, great reference!

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ppCircle

12 May 2019, 14:22

Anybody know what board is that? Looks like focus rebrand.

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Felima

12 May 2019, 14:27

ppCircle wrote:
12 May 2019, 14:22
Anybody know what board is that? Looks like focus rebrand.

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This looks like some sort of BTC keyboard, at least the bottom plate reminds me of that.

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zrrion

12 May 2019, 14:34

A pic of the switch would be very helpful if you can get it. The layout and those feet remind me of a podworld 292, but the bottom plate and the case design do not match at all.

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