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Offline kliclak

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Source for cheap USB/PS 2 adapters that work with Model M's
« on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 16:17:55 »
I managed to track down a source for the really good usb/ps2 adapters sold elsewhere for $18.00 each.  The ones that even work with the power drawing model M.  

Only $6.99 each!  (I ordered 3!)  

I'm using one with a model M right now to type this message.

Here's a picture of the adapter in question:



Here's the place selling them:
http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID=4850

Now I can take a model M to work and drive my co workers crazy clicking and clacking...I can't wait!

Offline Chloe

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 17:04:17 »
I wonder if they ship internationally.

For those in the UK, cabling4less have them for 5.73 each. With postage it's 8.55.

Offline ozar

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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 17:14:40 »
That's a great price!

My old source is charging $9.50 for them now and I thought that was a good price:

http://www.usbgear.com/USBG-1KPS2.html

Thanks for the link!

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 17:20:21 »
Quote from: ozar;21665
That's a great price!

My old source is charging $9.50 for them now and I thought that was a good price:

http://www.usbgear.com/USBG-1KPS2.html

Thanks for the link!


Dude, it sounds like you sell these on the street corner or something. :)


Offline kliclak

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 19:23:13 »
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I wonder if they ship internationally.

For those in the UK, cabling4less have them for 5.73 each. With postage it's 8.55.


Well they shipped to Canada with no problems.  They even avoided using a courier (which would have charged unreasonable brokerage fees) at my request.  They sent the package through US Postal, and I wound up not needing to pay any duties or fees at all.

Offline Amadeus

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 21:43:36 »
Awesome, thanks man. No more PS/2 converters that cost more than keyboards :).

Offline wumpyr

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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 13 February 2009, 22:22:35 »
Quote from: Chloe;21664
I wonder if they ship internationally.

For those in the UK, cabling4less have them for 5.73 each. With postage it's 8.55.


I just ordered some online, seems like they do international :)
IBM Model M13 Raven Black \'96, \'97 (2), \'98 (2)
IBM Model M13 Industrial Gray \'96 (2)
IBM Model M Industrial Gray \'88, \'94
IBM Model M White Label 1391401 \'92
IBM Model M International \'95 (2), \'96
IBM Model M 52G9658 \'93
IBM Model M 1370475 Mini \'93

Offline Biggs

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 14 February 2009, 01:10:19 »
Shipping kills it though but still one of the cheapest online.

Offline Chloe

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 February 2009, 06:53:32 »
I got mine today. It works with my IBM 5576-A01. With the NKRO test I can press up to five keys at once. My only complaint is the size of the adaptor. I will have to get a hub like this:

Offline skriefal

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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 February 2009, 13:45:44 »
Don't you have any of the short USB extension cables?  These are usually about 6 inches in length and are sometimes included with USB flash drives, USB wireless NICs, etc.

Offline Chloe

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 February 2009, 19:54:06 »
I don't have any extension leads. I could make one up but I need to get a trailing hub anyway.

Offline wumpyr

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 19 February 2009, 00:46:53 »
I bought a few extras from cyberguys, anyone in Australia who wants to buy one, let me know.
IBM Model M13 Raven Black \'96, \'97 (2), \'98 (2)
IBM Model M13 Industrial Gray \'96 (2)
IBM Model M Industrial Gray \'88, \'94
IBM Model M White Label 1391401 \'92
IBM Model M International \'95 (2), \'96
IBM Model M 52G9658 \'93
IBM Model M 1370475 Mini \'93