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post #11611 of 14551
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
He is referring to the IBM Model M SpaceSaver; it's the tenkeyless version of the classic IBM Model M.
Space Saving Keyboard.



The IBM Space Saver was a completely different non-mechanical keyboard.

I usually call the mini Model M the SSK to make my life easier, and to confuse the **** out of everyone else.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/20/11 at 4:22pm
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post #11612 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Lambda Tek is all I could find.



Das they have an ETA on shipments. they don't on other products they use the deactivated thing.
Really?

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/Out%20of%20Stock.png (100 out of stock keyboards, and none of them are Deactivated)
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post #11613 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Ikrin View Post
I meant IBM here.



Comment about his second suggestion.

Again, Unicomp.


He was speaking of the Unicomp, and it is 104/105 keys. It's not just the form factor that counts.
The IBM SSK has a pretty big border around it, this means that it's only about 1-2" less wide than the full sized Unicomp Spacesaver, which has very little in way of a border.



The pic is at a funny angle, the difference in width is less than it appears there, IIRC.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/20/11 at 4:28pm
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post #11614 of 14551
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Originally Posted by pantalaimon View Post
They say they are out of stock, but I registered my e-mail for notification of stock changes.

Are there any alternatives to the 6G?

Thanks.
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post #11615 of 14551
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The IBM SSK has a pretty big border around it, this means that it's only about 1-2" less wide than the full sized Unicomp Spacesaver, which has very little in way of a border.



The pic is at a funny angle, the difference in width is less than it appears there, IIRC.
Well, I was talking about it lacking the numpad. It's not really tenkeyless if it includes it..
post #11616 of 14551
The point here is that its nearly as compact. Which is what its all about really.
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post #11617 of 14551
I agree in some respects, but some people just really don't care to have the numpad, so compactness doesn't really represent the whole picture.
post #11618 of 14551
So, in this case, the bottom is better than the top?



(Somewhat bad picture to prove my point, some of those beasts had numpads instead of PF blocks on the right hand keypad)

To me, the numpad adds functionality to the keyboard. But I prefer having a compact keyboard, so I prefer to have a compact keyboard over a keyboard with a numpad. But I'll take a keyboard with a numpad over a keyboard without a numpad if they are equivalent in size.

Well, that's not entirely true, but the basic idea is that I like the Tenkeyless keyboards for size purposes. I like the SSK because its awesome, but it's somewhat large by modern standards.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/20/11 at 6:01pm
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post #11619 of 14551
I like having the keypad because it gives me more than enough keys to remap with SharpKeys. So for me, it's not a keypad: it's 17 extra keys that can be whatever I want them to be.
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post #11620 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Thermaltake Meka G1, though I'm not who carries it right now (UK wise) or a Filco with MX-Blacks from Keyboard Co.
I found this:
£88 including delivery

The Filco comes to £114 with delivery

Disregarding the fact that the Filco will cost £26 extra, which is the better keyboard? If I'm going to spend nearly 90 pounds on a keyboard that bit extra doesn't bother me if the Filco is better.
Edited by pantalaimon - 3/20/11 at 7:59pm
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