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A buddy of mine just got it from work. Any idea what this is? Says Monterey International Corp on the back.
Edited by dmasteR - 10/20/11 at 2:42pm
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SIIG Minitouch I believe.
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SIIG Minitouch I believe.

Just googled the SIIG Minitouch, I dont think they're the same.

The switches are different.
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post #4 of 11
Those are SMK Monterey switches.


Well well...
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;15385647 
Those are SMK Monterey switches.


Well well...

Crazy, just found the exact model, thanks!
A nice find at work I guess.
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post #6 of 11
Nice find! The Monterey-equipped Minitouches actually go for really good money if you don't want to keep it - they're pretty rare and supposedly better feel wise than the Alps ones.
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monteray switches are awesome. my daily driver uses them biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;15385647 
Those are SMK Monterey switches.


Well well...

Actually they are not made by SMK. More likely made by Chicony.

Vintage Switch Wiki here - written by yours truly.
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post #9 of 11
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Yeah his work throughout a bunch of these in the past. He thought they were just old keyboards, until I introduced him to mechanical keyboards recently.
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post #10 of 11
The keycaps on yours look nicer than mine. =(
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