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Online trekiej

Amiga Keyboards
« on: August 10, 2019, 02:25:17 AM »
I am getting an A2000 this month and want to see if there is a PC Keyboard option.

Also, are the A1000 to A2000 keyboard adapters on ebay any good?
I did not know if the protocols for each keyboard was the same.

Thanks.
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Online trekiej

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 02:35:25 AM »
To answer my own question, the Lyra 3 from amigakit.com would work.
Thanks.
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Online TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 01:08:45 PM »
Try to get an original A2000 keyboard, the feeling is just not the same otherwise. ;)

Offline Brian Hoskins

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 01:43:11 PM »
Try to get an original A2000 keyboard, the feeling is just not the same otherwise. ;)

Agreed.  Although the market price for these keyboards (on platforms like eBay) can only be described as "non trivial".

Online trekiej

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 04:12:14 PM »
A2000 keyboard is what I want. I may use the adapter that converts A500 or A600 or A1200 to a pc keyboard.
I would also like to a have an A3000 or A4000 keyboard.
I need to slow my spending.
I could use a pc keyboard for testing using Lyra 3.
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Online trekiej

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 04:14:38 PM »
I see that Amiga keyboards are going for $100 US and up.
Some one was selling an keyboard for over $300 US.
I will get me one some how.
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Offline Brian Hoskins

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 05:13:58 PM »
I see that Amiga keyboards are going for $100 US and up.
Some one was selling an keyboard for over $300 US.
I will get me one some how.

Quite some years ago I sold my A4k keyboard (I've never had the good fortune to own an A4k but I had used the keyboard with my A1200).  I got £40 for it and I remember thinking at the time... wow, I had a really good return there!

Now they go for upwards of £100 and sometimes I see them going for ~£300 when they're in particularly good condition.  The one I sold was absolutely mint.

I guess they're getting rarer and rarer as the years go on.

I struck lucky with my A2k.  I bought a towered A1200 from a guy, and when I went to pick it up from his house he had a broken A2k that he offered to me.  I snapped it up!
The A2k was very very unwell, but I managed to nurse her back to health.  And she came with her original keyboard.

So basically I got an A2k for free.  Well... she cost me many an hour of tender love and care spread across a few weeks, plus she depleted my personal stock of spare custom chips somewhat  :o

« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 05:21:22 PM by Brian Hoskins »
 

Online TribbleSmasher

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 06:11:39 PM »
Yeah the prices are sometimes mad these days. I sometimes didn't notice because in this very case i already own several keyboards and do not need to investigate prices.
@trekiej Wish good luck to you finding a cheap one.  :)

Online trekiej

Re: Amiga Keyboards
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 05:18:39 AM »
Thanks, I will keep looking. I will have to invest in an adapter.
I also need some Amiga mice, one for A1000 and one for A2000.
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