USw LMBW02 (most keys)|
USw LMWW01 (space)
|Keycaps||Tai-Hao TH series (double-shot moulding, silkscreen printing)|
Tai-Hao TH-5150 is one of Tai-Hao's oldest keyboards.
The case of TH-5150 resembles that of SKB-5150C but there are some subtle differences between the two: TH-5150 lacks an XT/AT switch and the LED panel has Scroll Lock and Power On rather than just Power On for the TH-5150.
The keycaps are similar to the ones on the Chicony KB-5170.[Citation needed] The standard ANSI keys are double-shot moulded, and the region-specific keycaps are pad-printed. These Cherry-style Tai-Hao TH series keycaps were also manufactured by Tai-Hao, and are reported to be Tai-Hao profile instead of Cherry profile. The layout is F AT, but it lacks the stepped keycaps.
According to Tai-Hao, the switches were sourced from a long-defunct Japanese manufacturer whose name may be "Katano". TH-5150 is their only keyboard to use these switches. The space bar features an all white version of the switch with heavier weighting.
Like other similarly-named keyboards, 5150 likely derives from the model number of the original IBM Personal Computer (IBM model 5150).
Bottom of the case with large flip feet like those on the SKB-5150C
- Deskthority — Tai Hao TH-5150-CAT
- Correspondence with Tai-Hao, 2017-03-08