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Originally Posted by webwit;13346829 
I like M.

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whats that black one
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post #12 of 28
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whats that black one
Just an M13. Black M13s are actually slightly more common than white M13s (and hugely more common than Industrial ones). However the keycap quality is low, the legends wear off and the keys get shiny very quickly.

Those M15 ergos are worth at least $400 each, and paired with that number pad could go for a $1000 on a good day. The Industrial SSKs are worth >$200 each, and the rest of those boards would go for $30-$150.


I'd have sold them all by now.
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That's a lot of old keyboards.
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You're not a real man until you can sound off the part number of every one of those keyboards from memory. Hell, not even I can do that

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XT, sadly.

Nice collection, webwit!
You can adapt these to PC usage. Used to require electronic engineering mastery, but I know some folks working on a relative cheap and simple to assemble adapter.
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Seems like you'd have to be a real old man.
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I like M.

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Seems like you'd have to be a real old man.
not exactly, these things are beyond epic for typing papers in college.
    
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Good for clearing dormmates out of the room for the GF.
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The black ones are so sexy. I don't think I could ever pay 300 bucks for a keyboard though.

And what is the model number on that tenkey pad. I would really like one of those with model m feel.
It's the numpad that comes with the Lexmark IBM Model M15, and connects to the M15 with a propriety connector. No standalone operation.

















There are only two buckling spring numpads. The second is the numpad that comes with the Japanese IBM 5576-003 space saving keyboard. Same problem, no standalone operation.











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$400, and you get a keyboard with M2-style plastic stabilizers. I wouldn't recommend taking that thing apart more than is necessary...
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