December 10, 2019, 02:11:03 am

NeXT keyboard switches

Started by eagle, June 04, 2018, 04:15:44 pm

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eagle

Hi, all.

Anybody know which Cherry MX switches would be most like the ones in the NeXT keyboard?  I'd love to buy a new clicky keyboard that sounds a lot like the NeXT keyboard.

Thanks.
My NeXTs:
NeXT Computer prototype (68030-25 x2, 68040-25)
Two NeXTstations (68040-25)
All mono

cuby

The NeXT keyboard (as well as the Apple Extended/Extended II ADB keyboards) uses ALPS switches instead of Cherrys.

Mathias (https://matias.ca/products/) offers a number of keyboards with ALPS-compatible switches, e.g. the Tactile Pro and the Mini Tactile Pro. I have only ordered single switches from them (planning to build my own mechanical keyboard when I find some time), not a complete keyboard, so I can't really tell how similar the tactile experience will be.

-- Michael

eagle

Thanks for this info.  I'm going to check out that Mini Tactile Pro!
My NeXTs:
NeXT Computer prototype (68030-25 x2, 68040-25)
Two NeXTstations (68040-25)
All mono