If the IBM Model M is the god of PC Keyboards, then the Apple Extended Keyboard, otherwise known just as the AEK, or Saratoga, is the Long-Lasting equivalent in the Apple world. These are very tough and durable, but they use an old standard that is no longer supported on modern Apple computers, but there is hope! I convert these old behemoths into modern USB keyboards, just like I do with the Model M.
I took one of these great old Keyboards, and in addition to doing a regular conversion, I added something a little extra….
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