Alps part number SKFRAK was previously listed on the Web as a surplus part without any details; neither Google nor Bing search is aware of any supplier currently listing this part. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. A number of variants exist. Anyone have any additional info on this? Whoah, check out that bottom row! Views Read View source View history.
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A switch exists that resembles SKFR but with a taller slider that accepts gliddpoint Alps keycaps; this switch has been found only inand were this to be SKFRAK, the date may explain its omission from the catalogue. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. If the switch has 4 tabs on it, like this, it’s definitely a clone: It is otherwise in excellent condition.
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. The result is greater tactility than if a typical tactile leaf were used, but at a cost of requiring some empty space within the switch.
As such, when the click leaf is released, it has nothing to strike, and produces no click sound. The keybaord includes the 5-pin AT? Despite their diminutive size, they retain full 3. Interestingly enough the couple switches with the LEDs are yellow switches that aren’t clicky to make room for the LED, I read and appear to be clones, as they do have the 4 tabs as well.
Anyway, keyyboard are some pics of a genuine Alps keyboard: Definitely seems like legit Alps based on your info, I don’t see the tabs on these. This page was last modified on 23 Januarykeynoard I can’t find any information on this keyboard whatsoever, seems like it could be a rarity but I honestly have no clue.
I think these are the only two varieties appearing on this board, but I have yet to pull all the keys kehboard to really see. They were throwing out this really old rack-on-wheels containing this awfully old “industrial computer” and two rack mounted Glidepoint Controls keyboards.
I’m using the Windows version of this at work right now, the tiny backspace drives me a little crazy. Tue Apr 05, 2: The other interesting part is the split spacebar. Fri Apr 01, With Alps, the condition of the keyboard is often times much more important than the variant of switches themselves, unless the switches are rare.
Alps GlidePoint Keypad for Macintosh
Wed Aug 31, 2: A number of variants exist. SKFS White uses an innovative design wherein a click leaf is placed in glidfpoint of a chamber whose front wall is open.
But the only way to be sure is to open up one of the switches. This article requires additional photographic illustration — internals of black variant needed. I never knew there were gldepoint keyboards made with the actual alps branding on them.
I’m using the Windows version of this at work right now, the tiny backspace drives me a little crazy but my other glodepoint are too loud to use here. Nothing matching this description was included in the Alps catalogue, but it has been found in keyboards from ca. Judging by the mould markings and the opacity of the slider, SKBM white.
Alps SKFR/SKFS series – Deskthority wiki
This is the linear version. Tue Apr 05, 4: Mon Apr 04, 2: Soon enough that’ll happen, this guy deserves a good cleaning.
Sat Apr 02, 6: Alps part number SKFRAK was previously listed on the Web as a surplus gljdepoint without any details; neither Google nor Bing search is aware of any supplier currently listing this part.