[rescue] FS: Matias Tactile Pro keyboard

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 08:56:44 CST 2006

On 11/7/06, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 03:52:48PM -0500, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> > Are they as good as IBM Model M's are for other kinds of machines?
> They're not as "clacky"

YMMV.  I won't use my Matias on a hard desk surface without something
to deaden the sound under it.  The thing has a very distinctive "ping"
to the key action--more so than even the IBM Model M I used to use.

At $ork, I have a very, very similar feel/sounding keyboard as the
Model M.  It has a split space bar that can be configured via a simple
"chord" action on the keyboard itself (rather than fiddling with OS
settings).  The feature is called "Erase-Ease".  It appears to be of
Windows '95 vintage.

Manufacturer: NMB Technologies, Inc. of Chatsworth, CA (though the top
of the keyboard is labled BTG, Incorporated)
Model #: RT8256CW+
Part #:  122043-101 rev. C

They no longer make these mechanical keyboards, but since they are
probably less well known than the IBM's and Northgate's, they might be
something to look for on ePay, WierdStuff, or other surplus sellers.


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