Timex-Sinclair 1000 with chiclet keyboard

Robert Borsuk rborsuk at colourfull.com
Sat Nov 17 08:09:01 CST 2007


Yes.  I have one in my Timex Collection.

On Nov 16, 2007, at 9:48 PM, Sellam Ismail wrote:

>
> I found the oddest thing over at my friend James' ACCRC (Alameda  
> County
> Computer Resource Center) operation.
>
> Walking through his office I spotted a Timex-Sinclair 1000.  But  
> this was
> no ordinary TS1000.  Instead of a membrane keyboard (i.e. the flat,
> plastic piece of shit) it had a chiclet keyboard (i.e. the rubberized,
> raised key type).  I have never seen this before.
>
> It seems to be an aftermarket add-on.  It has an adhesive on the  
> bottom
> perimeter that sticks over the original membrane keyboard.  On the  
> bottom
> of each key are circular pads that press against the membrane key  
> when the
> chiclet key is depressed.  It's pretty damn cool.
>
> Has anyone else ever seen one of these before?
>
> -- 
>
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