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Offline iMav

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« on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 06:57:06 »
Check it.

here and here.

Offline Nonmouse

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 09:21:42 »
Speaking of oddball model M keyboards, here's an 84-key spacesaver...

Offline sashomasho

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 10:23:52 »
Quote from: Nonmouse;2724
Speaking of oddball model M keyboards, here's an 84-key spacesaver...


i keep an eye on this one :) but if someone needs more than i do - then i'll wait for the next one :)

Offline Bluemercury

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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 11:26:06 »
I have the original keyboard from this one is based, model M5-2, i highly recomend it....:D
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Das Keyboard II
Model M5-2
Model M5-1(considering selling this one)
Cherry G80-3000LCMPO with black switches
Cherry G80-5000HAMPO (Brown switches)
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Offline rnak92a

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 12:12:06 »
Quote from: sashomasho;2726
i keep an eye on this one :) but if someone needs more than i do - then i'll wait for the next one :)


Sorry, sasho--I bid on it.  You're welcome to outbid me, though, as I only bid US 50.00
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Offline rnak92a

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 12:39:00 »
Quote from: Bluemercury;2728
I have the original keyboard from this one is based, model M5-2, i highly recomend it....:D


I've the M 5-1, where the trackball is adjacent to the directional keys.  It's quite nice, too.  Brandon @ clickykeyboards comes across these now and then, sometimes new in box, as mine was.  Brandon's first-rate in terms of service, though he charges a small premium.
My keyboards, numpads, and pointing devices
=====================================
Quote from: Hak Foo
The label says, "World\'s best... guaranteed."

What would happen if I bought one and sent them a nasty letter that read:

"1391401.  I want my money back."
 


Offline iMav

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 13:07:41 »
Quote from: rnak92a;2729
Sorry, sasho--I bid on it.  You're welcome to outbid me, though, as I only bid US 50.00

Here's hoping a geekhacker wins it!  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 13:32:20 »
They are nice keyboards, and though the shipping is really steep, it's not a bad price.

Offline Bluemercury

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 20:34:16 »
Quote from: rnak92a;2730
I've the M 5-1, where the trackball is adjacent to the directional keys.  It's quite nice, too.  Brandon @ clickykeyboards comes across these now and then, sometimes new in box, as mine was.  Brandon's first-rate in terms of service, though he charges a small premium.



I also have one m5-1 too. But that one the keys and caps are jointed as one piece only and for some reason i dont like it as much.
Collection:
Das Keyboard II
Model M5-2
Model M5-1(considering selling this one)
Cherry G80-3000LCMPO with black switches
Cherry G80-5000HAMPO (Brown switches)
McAlly96
HHKP2 BNx2

Offline Nonmouse

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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 20:48:28 »
I put in a low-ball bid on one of the trackball units...

But now I'm kinda wishing I hadn't.  Looking at Unicomp's website, this appears to be the "Quiet Touch" version.  Futz.

(2nd edit)
Well, it looks like fkeidjn is going to get both of 'em, if he doesn't get sniped.  I guess he can let us know if they're clicky or not...

Offline Nonmouse

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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 22:17:13 »
Looks like I can't figure out which auction I'm looking at.  I guess I got one and fkeidjn got the other one.

Offline fkeidjn

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 22:39:21 »
Either way, the keyboard is still a bargain.
Kinesis Keypad - Filco FKBN104M/EB - Unitek space-saver - Acer 6511-TW - Apple Extended II (M3501) - Scorpius M10 - Cherry G80-1800, AT - SGI Granite - vintage Fujitsu - IBM Model M, 101 and mini - Model F, 84-key AT - Dell AT101W - Northgate 101

Offline Nonmouse

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 02 February 2008, 23:46:44 »
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Either way, the keyboard is still a bargain.


Enh, if it's the quiet touch version, it's a $30 doorstop for me.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 03 February 2008, 00:07:30 »
Nonmouse, I love your humor, and I feel the same way.

Offline fkeidjn

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 03 February 2008, 01:58:46 »
Keep in mind that you can always file a claim for wrong item description.
Kinesis Keypad - Filco FKBN104M/EB - Unitek space-saver - Acer 6511-TW - Apple Extended II (M3501) - Scorpius M10 - Cherry G80-1800, AT - SGI Granite - vintage Fujitsu - IBM Model M, 101 and mini - Model F, 84-key AT - Dell AT101W - Northgate 101

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 03 February 2008, 02:00:06 »
Quote from: rnak92a;2729
Sorry, sasho--I bid on it.  You're welcome to outbid me, though, as I only bid US 50.00


No problem, i can skip this one, as long as you are winning it :)
Maybe I should wait a while, the last week I received my scorpius m10 and was outbided by a buying-and-bidding-like-crazy japanese guy for a model m mini (which i'm sure he will resale somewhere :( ), and this one has quite expensive shipping to europe - $48, so this will make 2 $100 keyboard for me for two weeks, maybe I should buy one hhkb pro and should cool myself for a while... still wanting my model m mini though :)

regards

Offline Nonmouse

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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 03 February 2008, 02:10:10 »
Quote from: fkeidjn;2749
Keep in mind that you can always file a claim for wrong item description.


In theory....

If it turns out not to be the clicky model, I'll just re-flea it, no biggie.

Offline fkeidjn

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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 03 February 2008, 19:59:37 »
Is the keyboard "hackable?"  I mean convert it from a rubber dome to a buckling spring?  It could be an interesting project.
Kinesis Keypad - Filco FKBN104M/EB - Unitek space-saver - Acer 6511-TW - Apple Extended II (M3501) - Scorpius M10 - Cherry G80-1800, AT - SGI Granite - vintage Fujitsu - IBM Model M, 101 and mini - Model F, 84-key AT - Dell AT101W - Northgate 101

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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 08 February 2008, 11:22:50 »
And if someone fancies a bit of research & soldering to make an adaptor, here's a cheap IBM Model M Spacesaver.

According to the info from this page, it should be quite easy to make such adaptor (as long as the connector on the 2 'boards is the same, which I'm not sure).

IBM Model F62 (Ellipse's) PFU HHKB Pro Type S Hybrid PFU HHKB Pro Leopold FC660C IBM Model M SSK 1391472 IBM Model M SSK UNI04C6 IBM Model M 1391405 (x4) Cherry MX 1800 Compact (blue Cherry) Cherry MX 11900 Touchboard (brown Cherry) Dell AT102W (black Alps) Apple Extended Keyboard II (cream Alps) Acer 6312-TA (black Acer) Unikey KWD-601 (white Cherry)

Offline Nonmouse

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 08 February 2008, 14:15:52 »
Here's an interesting one- a Model F- buckling spring with capacitive switches.  Too bad it's a terminal  board.  Though I suppose an adapter could probably be rigged up...

Offline iMav

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 08 February 2008, 14:27:38 »
Quote from: xyzzy;2857
According to the info from this page, it should be quite easy to make such adaptor (as long as the connector on the 2 'boards is the same, which I'm not sure).

Interesting.  I did not realize that these could be adapted so easily.  

Nice find!

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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 09 February 2008, 00:25:57 »
I've heard of RJ to USB adapters, but I've never seen one. This way looks so easy, I kind of want to try it. And I have just the keyboard in mind ...