Re: NTLK Psion keyboard with Newton?

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 12:00:28 EDT

Victor Rehorst wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, mcw wrote:
> > But I really like the size of the keyboard and I REALLY like its
> > volume. I worked on a few papers in libraries, something the
> > thunderboard of the Newton doesn't allow.
> >
> > Does anyone know of a way to get the Psion (series 5) keyboard to work
> > with a Newton? Anyone heard of a hack? Or know how to get the two to
> > talk to each other? Or know of a way to break open the Psion to get
> > the keyboard system out? What problems might exist for this process?
> >
> > I'm a total ignoramous on this topic, so any advice is appreciated
> > (just one response of "you idiot, it can't be done" is probably
> > enough, though! grin).
> "You idiot, it can't be done!"
> But... people have hacked their Newton keyboards to make less noise. It
> involves popping off the keycaps and modifying the rubber "boot" below
> that acts as a spring. I don't have all the details, but try searching
> the (semi-defunct but still really useful) NewtonTalk Archive:

Did I miss something or what? What is it semi-defunct, Victor?

Laurent Daudelin
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