[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Modern keyboard question

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Tue Nov 27 09:20:57 EST 2018

>> I use the wombat on my se/30 ... - andy diller

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On Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 9:16 AM Andy Diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org wrote:

> I use the wombat on my se/30 for the opposite- I like the laptop style usb
> white keyboards from Apple. The wombat works great. I have a modern usb
> keyboard and mouse and don't have to deal with expensive and flaky adb
> devices anymore.
> http://dillernet.com/apple/2017/10/04/usb-for-adb-macintosh/
> - andy diller
> > On Nov 27, 2018, at 12:34 AM, jakari via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On 2018-11-26 22:59, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >> Interesting feedback. It’s been many years since I looked up the price
> >> of iMates... when I got mine, they were out of production but still
> >> only $20 on eBay. Sorry to see they’re so expensive now.
> >
> > Yeah, I was shocked to see that as well.  At $oldjob^4 we threw out
> probably a dozen of them. :(
> >
> >> On Nov 26, 2018, at 13:44, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic
> >> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>> "ADB to USB Connector Adapter" on that auction site, shows  Griffin
> imate,  AlphaSmart as apparently old brands, resale price $70-$100+; and
> maybe "Wombat" as some hobby class product at $59-$79.
> >
> > Inspired by this thread, I just ordered one of the Wombats.  Made by the
> same guy who does the Floppy Emu.  I'm ok with gambling $49+S&H on
> something that'll probably work just fine.  I do want to "daily drive" some
> of my old Apple keyboards like the AEK II and see what I really think of
> them.  Assuming it'll fit on my keyboard tray side by side with the modern
> Magic Trackpad.
> >
> > --
> > Jameel Akari

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