dhedberg wrote:Yeah, the Mega ST keyboards are high quality keyboards! They'll last forever!
Indeed. I have several of them that came with broken or water damaged Megas but they function perfectly...in German. While I mean no offence to my Germanic brethren, the layout is so fundamentally different when using UK/US TOS that it's almost unusable.
Unlike with the ST keyboards from other ST models, you cannot switch keycaps from an STFM to a Mega keyboard. However, being MX switches, this opens a whole new world of possibilities with custom keycaps potentially being able to fit in the Mega keyboard. Provided, of course, that Atari used standard sized keys.
Obviously the function keys are unique, as are several others but I'm now looking into perhaps just switching the base keys with suitable new ones. The color should be perfect though. Then again, going all out with something like this: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/carbon
and custom painting the keyboard case to suit. Function keys would be a problem though.