Cherry eVolution STREAM XT
|Product family||Cherry G85 series|
|Dimensions||465 × 170 × 19 mm|
eVolution STREAM XT Corded ("STREAM XT" in the manual, and "eVolution STREAM XT Corded MultiMedia Keyboard" in the datasheet) is a low-cost scissor switch keyboard from Cherry.
The layout is conventional. Across the top is a row of six media keys: volume down, mute, volume up, previous track, play/pause, and next track. A fixed USB cable is fitted, and a USB to PS/2 adapter is supplied. The flip-out feet are not rubber coated.
The main 104 or 105 keys take the form of a membrane and scissor assembly that appears to be secured using heat staking. The media keys appear to be standard rubber dome over membrane keys, albeit with custom oval-shaped keycaps; this assembly has its own metal backplate, but appears to share the membranes of the main switch assembly. The membrane connection to the controller PCB is via a connector that allows easy insertion and removal.
The article numbers begin with G85-23100 (most variants) and G85-23100 (a small number of variants), while the keyboard itself gives a model of "G230" on the label.
German ISO layout in black. The controller IC is dated 1329 (presumably 2013 week 29).