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Setiawan:
Looking for my next keyboard, hoping to get some ideas!

Things Iím looking for:

* Vintage. Either something pre mid-2000ís, or a recreation of an old design.
* Layout: Roughly 75%. ANSI. Arrow keys present. Function keys highly desirable
* Colour: preferably the two tone beige/grey colour way.
* Replaceable keycaps moderately desirable.
* Tactile key feel preferable, but open to other types.
* Standard positioning of modifier keys
The closest thing Iíve seen so far is the BTC 5100C. I may very well get it, though it does fall short of my criteria a little. Example, it has arrow keys, but theyíre arranged in an L shape rather than T. It takes MX key caps, but has unorthodox sizes. The left control key isnít in the bottom left corner.

Also been thinking about the F77, except it doesnít have function keys. Also itís so big it may as well be 104 keys.

Anyone know of any other keyboards that may interest me?

Rhienfo:
the only 75% vint board that I can remember of the top of my head that fits most of that description is the g80-5000. There are ansi models but they are really expensive from the last I saw of them.

Hope you find what you are looking for.

mohawk1367:

--- Quote from: Setiawan on Wed, 28 February 2024, 01:36:32 ---Looking for my next keyboard, hoping to get some ideas!

Things Iím looking for:

* Vintage. Either something pre mid-2000ís, or a recreation of an old design.
* Layout: Roughly 75%. ANSI. Arrow keys present. Function keys highly desirable
* Colour: preferably the two tone beige/grey colour way.
* Replaceable keycaps moderately desirable.
* Tactile key feel preferable, but open to other types.
* Standard positioning of modifier keys
The closest thing Iíve seen so far is the BTC 5100C. I may very well get it, though it does fall short of my criteria a little. Example, it has arrow keys, but theyíre arranged in an L shape rather than T. It takes MX key caps, but has unorthodox sizes. The left control key isnít in the bottom left corner.

Also been thinking about the F77, except it doesnít have function keys. Also itís so big it may as well be 104 keys.

Anyone know of any other keyboards that may interest me?

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doesn't really match well but i thought i'd mention the Apple M0110A simply because they're relatively cheap if ur lucky ($75 on ebay for my pretty clean example, sent to someone else to get extra clean and lightly lubed, overpaid them cuz i know them and after converting was still well under $150 iirc) and its also one of my favorite boards lol

LavenderB:
You could try looking for a beige IBM space saver keyboard (not to be confused with the space saving keyboard). It uses buckling rubber sleeve switches and is relatively low-profile. The only modern vintage-inspired keyboard I could think of that would suit your requirements is the 68-key version of the Vortex PC66, but that doesn't have function keys.

wjrii:
Are you okay with moving up to TKL?  If so, your options open up, particularly on repro and homage designs.

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