From: Patrick A. Forte (forte_at_usdbank.com)
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 04:57:34 EDT
He has more - many more. I bought another 4 last week. They are GREAT
keyboards. I bought extras for when they are no longer available.
From: Jim Biggerstaff [mailto:duh_at_att.net]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 2:49 AM
To: TP List; STeve Andre'
Subject: Trackpoint Keyboards
> Now, to try and bring this back to thinkpad discussions, can people tell
> about the
> (ibm?) keyboard that has a trackpoint on it?
> I looked around some but I haven't found it. Where can I get one and how
> well do they
This fella was advertising these in the laptop newsgroup about six weeks
ago, and I purchased a keyboard from him which I am very happy with. YMMV,
of course. His email address is axxxion_at_gis.net. I don't know if he still
has any available.
The ad follows, but first a piece of pure devilment. I think I have
composed the ultimate flame war igniter:
"Can anyone recommend a Win98 keyboard remapper utility for my i Series
Thinkpad I got on Ubid?"
Enough with the nonsense, here's the ad:
These are genuine IBM Trackpoint ll keyboards in retail boxes. These
are the ones with the little eraser(comes with 3 spares) like head in
between the G_H on the keyboard, which is the mouse control, and the
left and right push buttons are just below the space bar. I have seen
these for sale anywhere from $112-$224 EA. These have 101 keys and a 6
foot cable for the keyboard and mouse each utilising 6 pin
mini-DIN(PS/2 style) connectors. Built-in 17-key numeric keypad. They
are completely mechanical(Buckling-spring technology) with ergonomic
tactile and audio feedback as well as adjustable feet. You can feel
the quality of this keyboard as soon as you press a key. They also
come with a gender extension adapter for use with an IBM thinkpad.
These are IBM part#13H6705. The retail white box weighs 6 LBS.
$35.00EA shipping extra...
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