Sun Type 7
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|Features||Three-port USB hub, Fun cluster, Compose key, Sound volume keys|
|Layouts||ANSI, ISO, Unix|
|Keyswitches||Fujitsu Rubber dome with slider|
|Keycaps||Laser etched ABS|
|Supersedes||Sun Type 6|
The case is rectangular like the Sun Type 5 but lower in profile: When the feet are down, the numeric row and space bar-row are the same height.
The keycaps are thin laser-etched ABS with rounded corners like the Sun Type 6 caps but with the legends laser-etched instead of printed. Like Type 5 and Type 6, modifiers are in the same light grey tone as the case while the alphanumeric keys are white.
The only purple highlight is in the sticker for the indicator lights, which are just right of centre above the function key row. The lights are small and hard to see in a lit room.
The layouts are almost the same as on its predecessors Sun Type 5 and Sun Type 6. There are variants for US-ANSI, Unix layout and ISO ("International") - the latter available with different key prints.
To the left side, there is a cluster of named function keys:
The key symbols on the Space bar-row has been transposed to be closer to PC standard than on its predecessor but have retained the same physical key layout. This means that the Alt Gr key is one whole step more to the right than what is common on Windows keyboards with 1.5u modifier keys. There is no right Control key.
|Key||Control (or Caps Lock)||Meta ("GUI" / Windows key)||Alt||Space bar||Alt / Alt Graph||Meta ("GUI" / Windows key)||Compose Character ("Application" / Menu key)|
Cable and protocol
The cable is fixed. There is no channel for the cable but it could be routed under the keyboard if the keyboard feet are folded up.
The keyboard is available only with USB. There are two USB ports at the back and an another one underneath (giving out at a cable channel).
As in other Sun keyboards, this one has a set of five dip switches in the back (protected by a slide cover). These switches define the layout variant.