|Branding||Zenith Data Systems|
|Features||Keystroke buzzer (switchable)|
Alps SKCL Green,|
Alps SKCL Yellow,
Alps SKCL Grey,
Mitsumi miniature mechanical
|Switch mount||Plate mount|
|Interface||XT, AT 5 Pin DIN|
The ZKB-2 has a piezo keystroke buzzer which emits a short beep/chirp with every keystroke. This feature can be toggled on or off by pressing Alt + ~ (tilde).
Linear variants of the Alps SKCL/SKCM series are used in the ZKB-2. Alps SKCL Green or Alps SKCL Yellow switches are used for all keys except the space bar which uses the stiffer Alps SKCL Grey linear switch. Also a version with Mitsumi miniature mechanical switches exists.
The layout is based on the standard 101 key ANSI layout with a few variances. The "Enter" key resembles a square "J" occupying the normal enter position and 1u directly above. The "]}" key is elongated to 1.5u and the "\|" key is relocated as a 1u key to the right of a shortened 1.75u right shift. The Ctrl and Alt keys are 1.75u. The altered keys are highlighted below.
August 1987 SKCL Green
June 1990 SKCL Yellow
Front, Alps SKCL Yellow
- Keyboard with manufacture date April 1989: https://www.ebay.com/itm/123671650959/