Keyboard websites

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List of keyboard websites. These may not be dedicated to keyboards, but have keyboard related pictures or devices with keyboard switches.


Websites

Language Website name Description URL
English Terminals Wiki A wiki devoted to computer terminals. http://terminals-wiki.org
Japanese もこっちのご~ご~鍼灸Annex (komotch2?) Japanese keyboard collector with some impressively long write-ups (in Japanese) and pictures of his/her keyboard collection. (Follow the 'Keyboard Junky' link on the left) http://www.komotch2.com/
Japanese ちゃたりたいね Website of rzwv. Reviews, ratings, tear-downs and videos http://kbd.rzw.jp/
Japanese A Little bit of Keyboards Longtime keyboard historian, Sandy's website http://sandy55.fc2web.com/keyboard/keyboard.html
Japanese Mousefan Another longtime keyboard historian, Mousefan's website http://mousefan.telcontar.net/
Japanese Qwerters Clinic Home of the famous buckling spring gif http://ex4.sakura.ne.jp/kb/
Korean ScarFace keyboard Korean keyboard collector, ScarFace's website. Lots of nice pictures and some rare keyboards. http://cafe.naver.com/sfkey.cafe
English Webwit.nl Webwit's personal image archive, lots of rare ergonomic keyboards http://webwit.nl/input/
English Mr. Interface Home of the Sinklist http://mrinterface.com/
Japanese Noguiyu Keyboards Mania Detailed keycap pics/analysis http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~qwerty/pc/keyboard.html
Japanese Kenjin Keyboard Alps and Japanese IBM keyboards http://www.geocities.jp/kenjin_keyboard/index.htm
Japanese Keyboard Room Very detailed force graphs http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~silencium/keyboard/
Japanese Neko's Keyboard Room Detailed keyboard reviews http://mineko.fc2web.com/box/kb-room/
Japanese Serial Communications - Seagull Keyboard mods http://hieroglyphe.blog47.fc2.com/
English vt100 Great information on VT100 terminals http://vt100.net/
English 1000bit Vintage computer site http://www.1000bit.it/
English John Elliot's Homepage Protocol and keyboard information http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/index.html
English Bitsavers Treasure trove of old manuals, perhaps useful for really old keyboards http://bitsavers.org/pdf/
Japanese m0115 Keyboard Converters Detailed keyboard tear-downs and mods http://m0115.web.fc2.com/
Japanese Implicitly Keyboards Detailed set of photos of rare keyboards http://park10.wakwak.com/~jpspace/key/index.html
Japanese Kaineko2 Keyboards Detailed set of photos for somewhat rare keyboards http://park8.wakwak.com/~kaineko2/kaineko2_keyboard.html
English Dave's Old Computers Vintage computer site, apparently has them on display somewhere. Has rare terminals. http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/
English kishy.dyndns.org Longtime Geekhack member's blog http://kishy.dyndns.org/
Japanese 101 Keyboard Lots of links to other Japanese keyboard sites (lots are dead links, but it would be interesting to look each of them up on the wayback machine) http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-Oakland/3186/
Japanese JIS Standardization History of the JIS keyboard specification http://www.ykanda.jp/input/jis/jis.htm
Japanese Chagama's Page Has a few pictures of Japanese keyboards http://bunbuku.dip.jp/~chagama/machines/KeyBoard/index.html
Japanese Hama's Home Page Has a few pictures of non-Japaneses mechanical keyboards and defines keyboard terms http://www.edit.ne.jp/~beach/keyboard/index.html
Japanese Keyboard Gloom Lots of pictures of rare keyboards (many non-Japanese) http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~duelist/
Japanese Funky Corner of Toshiro Hata Has old Japanese magazine articles on computer components, some about keyboards; also has a very nice vintage calculator collection with unknown key switches (via the top page). http://www.funkygoods.com/cyosaku/cyosaku.htm
Japanese Mago Has a number of keyboard converters (to PS/2) using a PIC controller http://www.tsp.ne.jp/~sawada/mago/index.html
Japanese Neotec Has a number of odd keyboards for sale (maybe?) http://www.neotec.co.jp/
Japanese SiliconValley-Bay Keyboard Collection Number of rare vintage Japanese keyboards http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-Bay/3726/index.html
English IPSJ Computer Museum Historical website on computers, mainly Japanese http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/en/index.html
English VintageComputer.net Historical computer archive site, lots of images and downloads http://www.vintagecomputer.net/
English Bryan's Old Computers Some keyboard repair guides http://bytecollector.com/
Portuguese RetroPlayerBrazil A HUGE number of old computer pics (sadly low-res) http://retroplayerbrazil.wordpress.com/page/3/
English kbdbabel Keyboard protocol diagrams, most extensive set known (nice diagrams too) http://www.kbdbabel.org/

Dead Websites

Language Website name Description URL
English Keyboard Porn sixty's now dead keyboard website http://web.archive.org/web/20120922165249/http://keyboardporn.com/
Japanese Unproductive Days...From Kanazawa City Keyboard pics http://web.archive.org/web/20110505073125/http://hiseisan.rapunzel.main.jp/?
Japanese Keyboard Maniacs Tear-downs of keyboards http://web.archive.org/web/20090615005546/http://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/vine/keyboard
Japanese Moriyama Masayuki's Homepage Information on keyboard layouts, uses some nice diagrams http://web.archive.org/web/20131014164831/http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~msyk/
Japanese PISSTek. Has a keyboard conversion to PS/2 from XT http://web.archive.org/web/20050421040704/http://www1.ttv.ne.jp/~gnrr/
Japanese Moonlight Cafe Original foundation for the Realforce Model Reference http://web.archive.org/web/20090110131828/http://cafemoonlight.blog55.fc2.com/blog-entry-20.html