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Originally Posted by thisispatrick View Post
Quick question popped in my head.
Since my Das uses 2 usb wires. Is there some way I could get it to work with the PS2 port?
I do have one of these but I'm not sure how this works out.
Yes you can, one cable is the USB Cable for the two USB ports on the board itself. The other is for the actual keyboard.

The only boards I know with "issues" regarding to USB & PS2 adapters are Deck's.
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Mechanical Keyboard Guide started as Guide but now it's like a book of random information. need a sense of direction. point A-Z. like when I lay the Deck hammer on people
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Yes you can, one cable is the USB Cable for the two USB ports on the board itself. The other is for the actual keyboard.

The only boards I know with "issues" regarding to USB & PS2 adapters are Deck's.
Ah and... it works! No wonder. I sat here months ago wondering why it wouldn't work. Gave up in the end. Oh well. No biggie. Thanks for the help!

I'm so stupid sometimes .-.
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I just ordered the Deck Legend Ice (tactile) PS/2 version so it should be here in a couple days.
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Originally Posted by thisispatrick View Post
Ah and... it works! No wonder. I sat here months ago wondering why it wouldn't work. Gave up in the end. Oh well. No biggie. Thanks for the help!

I'm so stupid sometimes .-.
Don't worry man. I always ask questions about stuff before I go in guns a blazin. Gotta collect information to be a Guru
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Originally Posted by maximus7651000 View Post
I just ordered the Deck Legend Ice (tactile) PS/2 version so it should be here in a couple days.
Frost > Ice

It's an amazing piece of hardware. You will not be disappointed. I kinda wish the Fire came with MX-Clears
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Yeah I debated about 10 minutes between the Frost and Ice....I really like both a lot.
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I like Frost but I wish it came with Cherry MX Black Linear
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I like Frost but I wish it came with Cherry MX Black Linear
Which is interesting because I like the Ice 82 but I wish it came with anything but Cherry MX Black Linear
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Which is interesting because I like the Ice 82 but I wish it came with anything but Cherry MX Black Linear
You guys could each buy the color you want then trade switches.

lol
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I contacted Maltron re: their key switches, among other things, and this is what they had to say (emphasis mine):

Ladies and Gentlemen:

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to come across a classic
Maltron with an AT connector and a broken key, which you have been
kind enough to provide at your own expense (thank you!), and you have,
in the process, given me the solution to ten years of wrist pain. I
am very satisfied with my (pre-owned, freebie) Maltron as well as your
customer service; you actually live up to the second word in that job
description, and take the time to serve your customers---something
which mass-manufacturers such as Kinesis and Microsoft can lack.

Since becoming familiar with this keyboard, I have also become quite
curious about your firm; there is a mum-and-dad feel about your
operation which I do not notice with other manufacturers (even
special-purpose and ergonomic) of keyboards, which leads me to suspect
that this is a small business, and possibly family-run as my keyboard
is autographed by one R. W. Hobday. Do the founders still manage the
company?

Strengths and possible improvements: As well as the obvious strengths
of this product, a notable strength is that the keys are of the flat
variety; this way, if I wish to convert from QWERTY to Dvorak and
back, it is not a big problem for me. Another definite strength is
the fact that you use Cherry switches; however, I would be even more
glad to see you using blue switches instead of black ones (there is a
better tactile feel). Even better, how about offering Maltrons in
both a tactile/auditory (blue Cherry) and tactile (brown Cherry) form?

Yours sincerely,
Nick Matavka.

> On 30 August 2010 07:42, Stephen hobday <shobday@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Dear Nick,
>>
>> Thank you for a very kind letter. I`m glad we were able to be of help in
>> getting rid of your RSI problem. I`m also a little curious about the
>> history of your keyboard. Can you please let me know the serial No and how
>> you came to find it. I would like to use your story in our publicity, both
>> to pass to our press man and on our web site as a User report. May I have
>> your permission to do this please.
>>
>>
>>
>> As you guess my wife Pam & I have run the Co since`85 from our home. Only
>> recently we have passed on the day-day running to Martin O`Donovan as our
>> General Manager, and established an Office in Stafford as we have now moved
>> to this area. Our new web site www.maltron-sales.com gives full details
>> of the Office address. Regarding other types of keys, I did offer the use
>> of other Cherry keys in the past but no one was significantly interested so
>> I have not bothered to do so.
I`ll be happy to make you a special if you
>> want one. You mention the Dvorak layout, have you thought about using our
>> Maltron layout ? There should be a key on your keyboard which gives you
>> instant access to this !! and a layout diagram is on our web site, if there
>> was no handbook with your keyboard as is likely.
>>
>> Where are you based ?
>>
>>
>>
>> I look forward to hearing from you.
>>
>>
>>
>> With best wishes,
>>
>> Stephen.
>>
>> (S not R)
>

Dear Mr Hobday:

I have communicated with Martin in the past, and I have found him to
be of great use. You certainly exercise great prudence in selecting
your management.

Regarding the use of blue-stemmed Cherries, it would be wise, perhaps,
to simply transition to the use of this switch (optionally allowing
the use of the brown and black switches) as it is widely considered
the best switch for typing. The black-stemmed Cherries are excellent
for gaming, but extremely poor for typing. See
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...ard-guide.html
for details.


My keyboard says "Maltron Keyboard Plug Compatible For IBM dumb
terminals 3192/3272 and IBM personal computers" in hand lettering.
There is no QWERTY/MALTRON key on the keyboard. Instead, there is a
QWERTY/NUMBER key, which transforms the left hand side of the keyboard
into a num pad.

Type: DGTCQ
Serial No.: 2077
Switchable PC <=> DT

I found the keyboard under the stairs, and I had heard of Maltron at
this point, so I was eager to use it. Martin sent me a User Guide so
I am fine in that regard.

I am based both in Toronto, Canada and in Kensington, England. You
certainly have my permission to use my story as you please.

Cordially,
Nick Matavka.

P.S.: Who did your Web site? As a part-time Web designer, I cringed
whenever I went to your interesting but crusty Web home. This is much
better---I couldn't do a better job!
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