[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Modern keyboard question

Jameel Akari jakari at bithose.com
Tue Nov 27 09:45:11 EST 2018

On 2018-11-27 09:19, Thomas Fuchs via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Wombat works great for me, using AEK II on a modern Mac.

Good to know, looking forward to it!

And yeah, I might get a second one later, to hook up USB keyboards and 
mice to older Macs.  Both directions are useful.

I've enjoyed at least the concept of using vintage keyboards on new 
machines, in part because of the original topic here -- it's exhausting 
reading through all the reviews around various keyswitches and keycaps 
and LEDs and whatever.

Might be time to bring my Type M to work again...

Jameel Akari

>> 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.

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