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Offline Rayndalf

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Recased (for rackmount) G80/G81-1800 with trackball
« on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 18:19:01 »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beschadigtem-Siegel-Keyboard-PS2-Connection-/282115039250

Not sure what kind of deal this is (recased G80/G81-1800 with lasered keycaps, winkey layout), but the case should fit a TKC1800 and it is metal with a trackball beneath the space bar, so it could be similar to a SKB60 in the 1800 layout with a bit of work.

Not sure why its so overengineered when the G80-11800/11900 was already purpose built for rackmount applications and since this was based on a winkeyed cherry board it would have been competing with the 11900, but it is pretty nifty. I might make an offer on it if I decide I need another 1800.
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Offline Rayndalf

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Re: Recased (for rackmount) G80/G81-1800 with trackball
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 November 2019, 02:19:04 »
So I really couldn't help myself and bought one, as I hoped its a G81-1800 (1998 production) in a fancy case.

The board is laughably over engineered, and quite possibly designed for installation in an aircraft or some other 'extreme' environment (otherwise a G80-11900 off the shelf would fit in a server rack drawer quite well for much less)