From: David Newman (dnewman_at_networktest.com)
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 01:16:47 EDT
Are the ones that Ron is selling from these guys, or are they from IBM?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Franklin [mailto:tdf_at_attglobal.net]
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 10:34 AM
> To: Jim Biggerstaff; TP List; STeve Andre'
> Subject: Re: Trackpoint Keyboards
> You can also buy from the present manufacturer, but not as cheaply.
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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...
> > Thankyou,
> > Ron(978)-532-3337
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