[rescue] DEC keyboards

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Mon Nov 13 02:55:32 CST 2006

On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 23:55:55 -0800
"Steve Jones" <smj+rescue at crash.com> wrote:

> It sounds like you're describing classic DEC LK201 keyboards, as were
> shipped with the VT220, VAXstations, Rainbow, Pro 3x0's, etc. But I
> don't think I ever ran across any true DEC gear had such a keyboard
> with a PS/2 interface...
There was a PS/2 variant of the LK201. / There was a PS/2 keyboard build
like a LK201. I have one of those buried deep somewhere in my keyboard

Charles: If you are looking for a "good" PS/2 keyboard you may have a
look at the first generation PS/2 keyboards from SGI. They are made by
ALPS... Heavy, with a steelplate inside, mechanical keyswitches,
moderate click. Here you can see one of those ALPS keyboards:
This keyboards came in beige first and in granite later.

This is the 2nd generation SGI PS/2 keyboard:
Skip this, it's all plastic and feels like this.


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