Searching for Compact keyboard

18 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: Dec 4 2006
Posts: 12

I've been looking for a small compact ADB keyboard I saw years ago (If my memory is not lying to me)

It was small, with no number pad on it. (I've seen the Cassie, but I do not believe that was it).

Does anyone know if I am right about this?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
dankephoto's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1900
IIGS keyboard

AFAIK, the Apple IIGS keyboard is the smallest ADB keyboard out there.

dan k

__________________

|| web page gone - curse you Comcast! | Applish goodies servers offline, sorry! |
» email macdan at comcast.net

astro_rob's picture
Offline
Joined: Mar 19 2005
Posts: 320
Original Keyboard?

The keyboard that shipped with the earliest Macs didn't have a number pad either, while the Apple IIgs one did (Snow White design standards?).

Rob

__________________

Tinker Ergo Sum!
iBook G4 "Snowy", iBook Clamshell "Tang", Tandy Model 102 "Tandy", Tandy Model 200 "Deuce", Palm IIIxe "Xerxes", HP Jornada "Jordana"

coius's picture
Offline
Joined: Aug 25 2004
Posts: 1975
was it made by apple?

or was it made by a 3rd party?
if it was made by a third party, that info would be helpful...

__________________

See my PB540c 33Mhz serve a website! http://yui-ikari.coius.info/

Offline
Joined: Dec 16 2005
Posts: 244
compact keyboard

You mean like this one - Apple ADB Keyboard? I have one of them, Its pretty nice.

__________________

iMac G5 17" - 160GB HD - 1GB RAM

dankephoto's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1900
IIGS keyboard pic

which I found here

I've got a crapload of various Apple and offbrand ADB keyboards and none I have is smaller. Obviously, it does have a number pad though. The key arrangment is a bit odd, my primary complaint with these keyboards.

The next size up is the Apple Keyboard II:

Standard Mac key arrangment and only slightly bigger than the IIGS keyboard.

dan k

__________________

|| web page gone - curse you Comcast! | Applish goodies servers offline, sorry! |
» email macdan at comcast.net

Offline
Joined: Dec 16 2005
Posts: 244
dan - the next keyboard made

dan - the next keyboard made after the IIgs keyboard is the one I posted to, "Apple Keyboard." I own one of these.

__________________

iMac G5 17" - 160GB HD - 1GB RAM

Offline
Joined: Dec 4 2006
Posts: 12
Hmmm

I thought it was just like to IIgs keyboard minus the keypad, i guess i was mistaken

cwsmith's picture
Offline
Joined: Oct 13 2005
Posts: 699
Original Mac keyboard

The *original* (1984, 128k) Macintosh keyboard had no numeric keypad, but it wasn't ADB. It connected with an RJ-22 (telephone handset) connector instead.

__________________

Dozens of Macs; a handful of PCs; Apple ][e, ][c and ][gs; a few iPods; lots of parts
17 guitars, 2 baritone guitars, alto guitar, 6 bass guitars, bajo sexto, 3 ukuleles, mandolin, banjo, sitar
3/4 scale upright bass, 4pc drum kit, congas, travel congas, bongos, cajon, cabasa, 12 harmonicas
http://www.cwsmith.fmhttp://www.facebook.com/cwsmith2620

dankephoto's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1900
re: the next keyboard made

Yeah, but the Apple Keyboard (as shipped with the Mac SE, etc.) has a rather larger footprint than do the IIGS and Keyboard II. Hey, I'd love to know of any smaller keyboards than those two, but as I said before, those are the smallest (ADB) I've seen.

dan k

__________________

|| web page gone - curse you Comcast! | Applish goodies servers offline, sorry! |
» email macdan at comcast.net

dankephoto's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 1900
re: the next keyboard made

dupe post (grrrr)

dan k

__________________

|| web page gone - curse you Comcast! | Applish goodies servers offline, sorry! |
» email macdan at comcast.net

Jon's picture
Jon
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 2804
I've got the older ADB versio

I've got the older ADB version of this TrackBoard. It's a Datadesk, but it's colored like the Lil'BigBoard in the keyboard page here. I've got the Mac 101e too, but it's way bigger. I'd guess the IIgs keyboard might be a tad smaller, but this includes a trackball so it may be a wash.

__________________

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. - Fritz Perls

Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 105
Something like this would hav

Something like this would have been nice, even today, to sit quietly out of the way on machines that aren't much used from the keyboard.

http://www.danamania.com/temp/applekey.jpg

Dana

Offline
Joined: Dec 4 2006
Posts: 12
OMG

I could swear it looked exactly like that.

Jon's picture
Jon
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 2804
Dana must be psychic. And we

Dana must be psychic. And we know she's very creative. Wink

__________________

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. - Fritz Perls

DrBunsen's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 946
Oh Dana, how could you? [q

Oh Dana, how could you?

Quote:

An error occurred while loading http://www.danamania.com/temp/applekey.jpg:

Timeout on server
Connection was to danamania.com at port 80

Meanwhile, look what I found

__________________

Damn the Torx screws, full speed ahead!
Apple and Wireless FAQ

eeun's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 19 2003
Posts: 1891
Re: Oh Dana, how could you?

DrBunsen wrote:

Meanwhile, look what I found

...which has a number of errors.
The photo of the "Apple IIgs Keyboard and Apple Keyboard II" does not depict an Apple Keyboard II...which you can see two photos below that.

The photo of the Extended Keyboard is actually an Extended Keyboard II; and the Extended Keyboard II photo, is a an AppleDesign keyboard (the two are -not- similar).

__________________

"Give a man a fire, he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life."
(Terry Pratchett)

DrBunsen's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 946
It's a wiki! Fix it!

It's a wiki! Fix it!

__________________

Damn the Torx screws, full speed ahead!
Apple and Wireless FAQ

eeun's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 19 2003
Posts: 1891
...because the actual wiki en

...because the actual wiki entry is not in english, that's why. Your posted link is translated by Google.

The english wiki has separate entries for some - but not all - Apple keyboard models.

__________________

"Give a man a fire, he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life."
(Terry Pratchett)