The IBM M-15 Ergo Keyboard

 


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This keyboard began its life as a very rare IBM Model M-15 split ergonomic keyboard like the one below..


                                                                                     Photo copyright of clickykeyboards


...and has now been turned into the even more rare "Datamancer Ergo". This keyboard was commissioned by a female client and has some elegant, feminine design features such as violet LEDs, an acanthus-leaf pattern etched into the brass, and a soft burgundy wrist pad that is removable for cleaning. It also has a built-in "buttonless" touchpad mouse in the center (tap anywhere to left-click and drag, tap in the top-right corner to right-click). This keyboard is interesting because the typing plane is actually tipped forward rather than back. It looks odd at first, but actually makes for a very comfortable typing position.

I need to thank both Clickykeyboards.com and Unicomp for their assistance in a last-minute repair on this keyboard. One of the 13-year-old membrane connectors went bad and they were both very helpful in locating replacements.
Thanks, guys!

BTW, I'll be posting the Archbishop PC to ebay in the next few days. This will be the last piece that I will selling before the holidays (aside from some keyboards), so if you're looking for that special, unique gift to buy someone with very eclectic taste, this may be it! I'll be posting a bulletin on my mailing list when the Archbishop is for sale.


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