Wed Aug 31, 4: The cable includes the 5-pin AT? Sat Dec 29, 7: They felt nice and clicky to me, so I took both of them home in hopes they were something cool. I can’t find any information on this keyboard whatsoever, seems like it could be a rarity but I honestly have no clue. Most of the part numbers are taken from the Alps catalogue, courtesy of Sandy. Nothing matching this description was included in the Alps catalogue, but it has been found in keyboards from ca.

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Fri Apr 01, They felt nice and clicky to me, so I took both of them home in hopes they were something cool.

Tue Apr 05, 4: So you definitely got lucky in that regard. Those Yellow Alps are definitely keybboard, but yeah, the upside-down Alps logo and two-tabs are a dead giveaway for simplified White Alps. Judging by the mould markings and the opacity of the slider, SKBM white. This is the linear version.

It also has a stepped caps lock. The other interesting part is the split spacebar.

Alps MGM-106

Views Read View source View history. This keyboard also came in a Windows version. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached glkdepoint this post. It’s still a nice find either way. The stationary sides of the leaf fit into a grooves at the side of the switch, and the movable centre section backs onto the open chamber. Turns out, they’ve got Alps!


An LED version exists, but this has yet to be sighted. SKFS Yellow is a reduced-depth switch. The cable includes the 5-pin AT?

Alps Glidepoint Keyboard

ALPS switches archive Archived As such, when the click leaf is released, it has nothing to strike, and produces no click sound. Even though it also has four pins and is low-profile, it is neither pin-compatible or keycap compatible with the Alps SKFL switch. The following photos depict a Sager NP laptop keyboard:. But from what I can tell, the switches don’t seem to have these 4 tabs.

Privacy policy About Deskthority wiki Disclaimers. Wed Aug 31, 2: But the only way to be sure is to open up one of the switches.

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Vintage 1995 Alps Glidepoint Full-size Numeric Keypad With Stand – Serial Port

It has White Alps and a grey metal plate I’ve only ever seen black before but it does have some corrosion because the stabilizer clips were greased and this trapped kkeyboard and moisture.


Thanks for the replies! No patent has been confirmed for this switch, but US patent US —filed in —bears a resemblance.

They were throwing out this really old rack-on-wheels containing this awfully old “industrial computer” and two rack mounted Glidepoint Controls keyboards. What’s very nice about this find is that it seems to be in extremely good condition, and condition means everything when it comes to Alps switches.

SKFS White uses an innovative design wherein a click leaf is placed in front of a chamber whose front wall is open. Unlike many other Alps switches, the keycap mount gildepoint not the common Alps mount.