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post #8041 of 14551
In fact, when I was fixing up an old PowerMac G4, the Filco I had at the time was the only keyboard I had that worked with the thing
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post #8042 of 14551
Typing on the model M is becoming increasingly more pleasant, so far I have absolutely zero complaints about it concerning the actual mechanics. I am also starting to actually like the buckling spring sound of the keys, and on the second thought it is really not that loud. The only thing which I would be interested in improving is the size of this thing, but currently I really have no need of purchasing a Unicomp Spacesaver, also considering the fact that I have a rather extensive crapload of keyboard tray space due to my recent mod to it which went quite successfully.

It is quite interesting that at the first glance there is no such thing as future proof in the computer world, but then you stumble upon something like this keyboard, many units of which have been found on scrap yards, and still managed to work perfectly after relatively basic refurbishing.
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post #8043 of 14551


this is a mechanical keyboard Zowie is launching sometime next year called the Celeritas (latin word for speed). notice the F9, F10, F11, F12 Keys have a LED in them? it's a feature that allows you to change the repeat rate 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x by altering the debounce time.

this is a feature the Northgate Omnikey Ultra had.



want to guess how old the Northgate Omnikey Ultra is?
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post #8044 of 14551
Quote:
Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
this is a mechanical keyboard zowie is launching sometime next year called the celeritas (latin word for speed). Notice the f9, f10, f11, f12 keys have a led in them? It's a feature that allows you to change the repeat rate 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x by altering the debounce time.

This is a feature the northgate omnikey ultra had.

Want to guess how old the northgate omnikey ultra is?
Year 1618? Am I missing it a little bit?
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post #8045 of 14551
show some respect your looking at the Model M of Alps
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post #8046 of 14551
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show some respect your looking at the Model M of Alps
I am showing respect, I would have probably picked somewhere around the Cretaceous period if I didn't, this keyboard must have been highly popular among the Velociraptors. On a serious note, I am assuming that it is 20 years old in the very least.
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post #8047 of 14551
ordered my filco tenkeyless blue mx from usa today, cant wait for it to arrive
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post #8048 of 14551
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ordered my filco tenkeyless blue mx from usa today, cant wait for it to arrive
Glad to hear it good sir, would you kindly attempt to play a few quick FPS games with it just for the purpose of telling me how comfortable it is to game with? I am still relatively curious whether MX blues are for the most part uncomfortable for gaming purposes, or whether they can be comfortably used by someone afterall.
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post #8049 of 14551
the Northgate Omnikey Ultra is over 15 years old.

Complicated Alps in White
Double Shot Keycaps
Full NKRO
DIP switches for XT/AT
Function Keys for XT and AT Layout
Keycap Puller to change layout
Fully Programmable
Adjustable Repeat Rate
Weight 6lbs.

did I miss anything?
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post #8050 of 14551
Quote:
Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
the Northgate Omnikey Ultra is over 15 years old.

Complicated Alps in White
Double Shot Keycaps
Full NKRO
DIP switches for XT/AT
Function Keys for XT and AT Layout
Keycap Puller to change layout
Fully Programmable
Adjustable Repeat Rate
Weight 6lbs.

did I miss anything?
Unfortunately I missed my guess by a few years, the official wiki page for it apparently displays one in the image that is 16 years old.

It has extremely nice features, I will certainly not lie. It must also have generally comfortable ergonomics and keys. It also looks surprisingly elegant and futuristic for being 15 years old, for the most part.
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