Summary: On the topic of mice & keyboards...
aad at verio.net
Thu Apr 15 03:37:10 EDT 2004
> Have any of you tried to adapt a Type 5 keyboard and/or mouse to USB?
> I've been allocated a Mac G5 as a desktop machine, and loathe Apple's
> keyboard and mouse -- control/capslock are switched on the keyboard,
> eg., and the mouse lacks two buttons. I'm currently using a USB Type
> 6 mouse + keyboard, which function perfectly, but the stiff keys and
> the shape of the mouse are killing my hands. I see various sorts of
> adapter dealies out there, but they're moderately expensive and I'd
> like to see a success story before I spend the bucks. Thanks.
Thanks as usual the the horde of folks with badly misconfigured
autoresponders who think I care that they're away from their offices.
I've received pointers to two devices that should work:
o Lightwave Communications product called "Chameleon". Some web sites
offer the product for sale in the $150 range, though it appears that
this company was acquired by Lantronix, and I wonder about
availability. One respondent is using this product, albeit on a Sun.
Another mentioned a similar, perhaps even OEM'd product from UltraSpec:
o Raritan has a product pn ASUSB that appears to be intended for use
with some wacky KVM switch, but which should also work for my
application. It's available in the $80 range, eg here:
I'll probably give one of the latter a try.
A number of folks misunderstood what I was after, suggesting various
other USB keyboards and USB-PS/2 adapters, which wouldn't help because
they all have broken layouts, except for the Happy Hacking models,
which are two minimalist for comfortable desktop usage on a Mac, and
Thanks to all who responded.
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