1994 Options by IBM model M15 (ergonomic) 13H6689 27 SEP 94

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part#13H6689 with original IBM box
serial#0000019 (very low serial number)
date27 SEP 94
IBM logo OPTIONS by IBM in gray text
cableattached cable with ps/2 connector
key switches clicky = buckling spring
commentsItem is ultra-rare Options for IBM model M15 in original IBM box.  To our knowledge, best remaining specimen of this very rare keyboard.Keyboard appears to be excellent condition (but has been previously used) and to have been stored in original new IBM cardboard box since 1994.

Includes technical specs on back of keyboard box
Number of Keys: 89
Distance between keys: 19.05mm (.75in)
peak tactile force: 65+/- 10grams (2.3+/- .35oz)
Keyboard slope: 5 degrees, 11 degrees, or 17 to 25 degrees
Keyboard opening angle: 0 to 90 degrees
Keyboard tilt angle: 6 degrees or 12 to 20 degrees
Single 2m (78.7in. coiled “Y” cable

commentsKeyboard is unique in that it is the only mechanical buckling-spring keyboard made by IBM that is fully adjustable in terms of ergonomic position.  The two halves of keyboard are connected at ball-joint and can be separated into two separate pieces.  Split space bar has erase-eaze feature.   Keyboard can be also adjusted to various heights to accommodate most comfortable typing angle to alleviate stress on hands, wrists and arms.
commentsVery few were ever made by IBM.  Ergonomic keyboards are always very expensive compared to traditional keyboards… but we figure it is easier to buy an ergonomic keyboard than to pay an orthopedic surgeon to surgically operate and to rebuild your hand/wrist/arm. Of the 1000+ keyboards that we have sold, this is only the 8th IBM model M-15 ergonomic keyboard that we have seen and the 3rd one that was made by “Options by IBM” division.

Very limited item. One previous buyer was a developer from Google in Mountain View, another was to an engineer from “1 Infinite Loop”, third was to an orthopedic surgeon/ergonomics expert from New York, one was a dedicated vintage keyboard collector from Tokyo, Japan one was sent to www.dansdata.com for their hardware review.