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Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted (Solved)
Posted on 21-Nov-2021 7:58:55
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Hi all,
Iíve been away for quite a long time, but I feel now is the time to return and contribute once again.
Iíve got an Amigaone X5000 on the way from Amedia and I have been looking for a USB keyboard with the Amiga logo keys, so far found nothing.

Anyone know if there is one available anywhere ?

Last edited by AmigaOneProductions on 29-Nov-2021 at 09:14 PM.

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 21-Nov-2021 9:18:39
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A cherry MX based keyboard with these keycaps for example. https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/Products.aspx?id=372

I have been using a Ducky mechanical with custom keycaps for a long time now with my X5000

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 21-Nov-2021 9:37:29
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WASDKeyboards.com in California sells custom keycaps for mechanical keyboards.
They have Left and Right Amiga keys as "standard parts".. I had custom "boing ball"
keys also made from my own artwork. (full color!)

A bit pricey, but it gets you where you want to go.

I keep three almost identical Rosewill mechanical keyboards, all set for Amiga work.
Having identical keyboards no matter whether I'm at home or work really makes life
easier. The Rosewill boards have a bit of trouble with CFE/UBoot, but work great
once booted into AmigaOS.

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 21-Nov-2021 14:55:23
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Simulant just announced a new keyboard with Cherry MX brown switches.

Check here

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 21-Nov-2021 23:30:17
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Hi Everyone!

One thing I missed from my classic Amiga, was the keyboard. I pre-ordered one of these keyboards just now! I think it will be great with my AmigaOne 500!

Yogi

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 22-Nov-2021 11:13:00
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Wow, that is one beautiful keyboard! Will definitely consider getting one of those when they become available.

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 23-Nov-2021 1:26:54
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@Skateman

Thanks, Iíve ordered a keyboard and key caps from Checkmate

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 23-Nov-2021 1:29:18
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@OldAmigan

Thanks, looks good. I went for the checkmate option in the end, the price was about the same, but looked like it might be available sooner

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Nice! Have you asked stephen if his keyboard has been tested on the X5000 ?

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 23-Nov-2021 19:54:08
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no, I didnít think of that, although itís a standard PC USB keyboard with just replacement keycaps, so I canít see any reason why it would not work

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 29-Nov-2021 21:09:41
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@Thread
The keyboard arrived today, having bought the board and keycaps separately, I was expecting it to be self assembly of a keycapless keyboard and me having to put all the amiga keys onto the board myself. It was a pleasant surprise to find it all assembled and ready to go.

Nice one Imica 😀

Now just waiting for the French Post to deliver the X1000

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Posted on 29-Nov-2021 22:21:40
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Now just waiting for the French Post to deliver the X1000
French post? Did you dodge Brexit?

Best regards,

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Re: Amigaone USB Keyboard wanted
Posted on 30-Nov-2021 6:08:54
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Haha, no

Itís coming from Amedia in France, apparently itís French Post to get to FedEx, who then take over, to get it to me in the UK, and according to FedEx, they havenít got it yet.

No doubt there will be a customs charge now we are no longer in the EU 🤨

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