Alps SKCM Cream|
Alps SKCM Black
|Years of production||1985-1997|
The following three variants of this keyboard exist:
- The AAE Non-ADB with Alps SKCM Cream switches.
- The ABP Non-ADB with pine Alps SKCM Black switches.
- The ADB version with the Mitsumi key switches.
The NeXT non-ADB keyboard needed either a proper NeXT monitor or a "soundbox" that this keyboard connected to that then connected to the NeXT Cube or NeXTStation. You will notice two varieties. What I believe to be the first generation of non-ADB keyboards had black Alps key switches. The second generation has Cream Alps.