[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Modern keyboard question
markwhi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 23:33:38 EST 2018
There is at least a modern manufacturer of buckling spring keyboards a la
IBM Model M. The Unicomp Ultra Classic Model M comes in a full size 104 key
USB package for ~$100. Someone in my office has one.
On Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 9:51 AM Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org wrote:
> 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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