Searching for Compact keyboard

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Searching for Compact keyboard

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?

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IIGS keyboard

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

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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?).

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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...

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compact keyboard

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

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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.

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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.

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Hmmm

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

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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.

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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.

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re: the next keyboard made

dupe post (grrrr)

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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.

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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

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OMG

I could swear it looked exactly like that.

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Dana must be psychic. And we

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

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Oh Dana, how could you? [q

Oh Dana, how could you?

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Meanwhile, look what I found

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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).

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It's a wiki! Fix it!

It's a wiki! Fix it!

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...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.

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