[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Modern keyboard question
thebogans at mac.com
Tue Nov 27 09:35:39 EST 2018
I too use the wombat, in both directions. However, I primarily use it with a usb rollup keyboard I bring with me when testing systems I’m picking up (many are sold sans keyboard and mouse, many others the keyboards don’t work!) or when troubleshooting systems on my workbench when the machines are in pieces and I’m cobbling together a working one from multiple machines. I can roll the keyboard out of my way easier than finding a spot for the big AEKII each time I disconnect it!
But I too am a fan of the magic keyboard, both the extended and standard. (Mainly the extended)
I love the iigs keyboard and the early AEKII as well, so those are the primary adb ones I
Use on most all machines when using ADB.
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> On Nov 27, 2018, at 9:06 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.
> - 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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