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Orange Alps Options?


Love typing on my m0116, absolutely amazing. Problem is with the layout. I was hoping I would be able to find a orange alps version of the AEK I could use, but those seem pretty rare to come by. I was wondering if there's any other boards that have a decently modern layout (I.E. most things as long as they aren't ISO) that I could convert to use on a modern day windows PC?

As you may know, they were overwhelmingly used in Apple boards. (My Apple //c had them in its integrated keyboard, back in the '90s—they were terrific!)

Don't know how much you want to spend, but I see these are available on Ebay, not too expensively, and the layout's better:

Vintage Wang 724 Alps Keyboards ($150 ea., down to $120 ea. for 4 or more)

Here's a GH thread on them. (Be prepared for major "keyboard chow", though.  :confused: )

I appreciate the reply! I ended up snagging an orange alps AEK and even restored it recently (It wasn't in the best of condition). Didn't know about the wang boards though, I'll have to check them out!

That ebay listing for the Wang boards is asking for $80+ on shipping! :llama:


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