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The keyboard talks to the InfraredPort an appears similar to the board available here. The inside of the keyboard has a label that says SWK-8630



KenMcguire adds: Several people have noticed that the keyboard seems to drop characters every so often, Very annoying! I hard wired my keyboard to my Tux to see if things improved, they seem to have. Time will tell. Check out KeyboardPix for details.

Now working under Linux. Taken from that page:


  • IR (infrared) transmission
  • Functionality: Full 104, 105 or 106 keyboard for Windows 95
  • Full size key pitch (19.05mm, .750 in.) with a quiet tactile feel
  • Non-skid rubber feet
  • Adjustable tilt legs
  • Inverted T cursor keypad
  • Separate Insert and Delete keys
  • One year warranty
  • Carrier frequency: 56 KHz (optional 38 KHz)
  • Mouse data reporting rate: 40 packets/sec
  • 16 user ID support (optional)
  • Effective operating range: 5 meters (16.4 ft)
  • Effective operating angle: within 30 at 5 meters
  • Power: 3V DC (two AA batteries included)
  • Type: quiet tactile feel
  • Number of keys: 86 keys
  • Key travel: 3.0 0.5 mm
  • Operating force: 60 15 gf
  • Dimensions: 292 x 164 x 30 mm (11.5 x 6.46 x 1.2 in.)
  • Agency approvals: FCC, UL, CSA, CE
  • Wide angle detector
  • Four LED indicators (Num, Caps, Scroll, Power)
  • Easy to attach to the monitor or system case
  • Cable: Standard PS/2 6-pin mini-DIN connectors for
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse. Optional PC/AT 5-pin DIN
  • keyboard and serial mouse adaptors
  • Cable length: 1.75 M (5.7 ft)
  • Size: 86 x 75 x 25 mm (3.4 x 3.0 x 1.0 in)

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