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May 16, 2013 22:37 |  #1

So I just got this today;

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And now I can use my old IBM Classic Clackety keyboard again!

My new computer had no PS2 ports.. so I've been using a "mushy" OEM board.

Bleck.

Anyway, this guy can be had from Amazon, and it REALLY WORKS!
(lots of supposed PS2 to USB adapters do not work at all.)

http://www.amazon.com …rs-ADP-PU21/dp/B00008ZPED (external link)

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May 16, 2013 23:26 |  #2

Have you read the thread about good keyboards? I have a couple of Das Keyboards, mechanical with a good feel, but I got the quieter version so I don't drive everyone within earshot mad!


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May 17, 2013 00:28 |  #3

I have a couple of those,,,,,somewhere !!


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May 17, 2013 00:40 |  #4

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you..


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May 17, 2013 19:42 |  #5

I think I've posted in that thread Tim, yep.

I found a box of 4 of these genuine unused IBM to add to my old "Epson" clackity,.. ... it's all I will use. SO LOUD!


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May 18, 2013 19:25 |  #6

Mechanical keyboards RULE!




  
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May 20, 2013 12:34 |  #7

Ha ha, I cant stand them, but they are certainly gaining in popularity. Expensive though for the new ones.


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May 21, 2013 04:45 |  #8

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15942510 (external link)
SO LOUD!

loud? you want loud? I bought me one of these a couple of weeks back:


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mainly to remind myself what I used to fix on when I first joined the workforce (hint, 'twas last century)

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May 21, 2013 08:27 |  #9

joeseph wrote in post #15952330 (external link)
loud? you want loud? I bought me one of these a couple of weeks back:

mainly to remind myself what I used to fix on when I first joined the workforce (hint, 'twas last century)

What the heck is that?!


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May 21, 2013 08:30 |  #10

A fusion powered type writer.. so Flash Gordon!!


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May 21, 2013 16:44 |  #11

Creed model 7C Teleprinter - fantastic piece of machineary it is too, apart from the wear on the governer, it looks like it was built only a few months ago! I just need to find myself an 80-0-80VDC powersupply to run the signalling and the keyboard/transmitter can be connected to the printer (they're mechanically/electrica​lly seperate units)


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May 21, 2013 21:40 |  #12

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mainly to remind myself what I used to fix on when I first joined the workforce (hint, 'twas last century)

Is that for sending reports about Interzone agents?

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May 22, 2013 13:07 |  #13

Too bad the Movie starring Peter Weller was so hard to watch! (still liked it though, it just tends to put me to sleep)

And watch out for those 3 foot long salt water centipedes!


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May 22, 2013 14:27 |  #14

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15939733 (external link)
So I just got this today;

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And now I can use my old IBM Classic Clackety keyboard again!

My new computer had no PS2 ports.. so I've been using a "mushy" OEM board.

Bleck.

Anyway, this guy can be had from Amazon, and it REALLY WORKS!
(lots of supposed PS2 to USB adapters do not work at all.)

http://www.amazon.com …rs-ADP-PU21/dp/B00008ZPED (external link)

That's a good deal.

Clickykeyboards.com has a similar one for $20.

The reason these work and most don't is because they are converters, not just adaptors. The former make the signals work for the PC, the latter just move them from wire to wire.

I still use my IBM Model M (PS/2) keyboards at work and home. I'm typing this on one now.

It's hands down the single best keyboard ever built.

I have enough stashed to last me, hopefully, for the rest of my life... Of course, the ones I currently use will probably outlast me by several lifetimes... :)


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May 22, 2013 14:58 |  #15

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15939733 (external link)
So I just got this today;

QUOTED IMAGE

And now I can use my old IBM Classic Clackety keyboard again!

My new computer had no PS2 ports.. so I've been using a "mushy" OEM board.

Bleck.

Anyway, this guy can be had from Amazon, and it REALLY WORKS!
(lots of supposed PS2 to USB adapters do not work at all.)

http://www.amazon.com …rs-ADP-PU21/dp/B00008ZPED (external link)

That's awesome. Just set up my parents PC at their new place and it still has PS2 ports.


  
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