Alternative Teletype keyboard recommendations (mechanical, wireless, etc)

superb - don’t really care about the backlight, just the keys - will go shopping and report back here with my results :slight_smile:

My TT has been grumpy with backlit keyboards. Doesn’t seem to like the power drain.

On a related note, has anyone tried any wireless keyboards with a teletype?

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not kb, but wireless num pad

I use a KBC Poker 3 with mine. Works perfect.

Hi all, I just found a wireless keyboard at Office Depot that works with my Teletype! It’s a Microsoft N9Z-00001 and it’s made to appear to the host machine as a HID device. I just plugged the included USB transceiver into the Teletype and it worked. I don’t know yet if there are any compatibility issues; I’ll post here if I find any.

Here it is on Amazon:

I paid $10 more at Office Depot, but I’m so stoked I don’t care!


Thats good to know, I’m also having some usability issues with my cable spaghetti all around, would definitely like to have keyboard on TT in wireless mode.

Oh, here’s my post!

I posted a new thread about it because this one was about mechanical keyboards, and I don’t care a whit about clacky things with cables: I wanted a wireless solution, as do many others.

so is there a USB dongle thingy you plug into TT with this?

Got so excited when I saw your post @jnoble that I opened my Amazon app and ordered one.
Well - it already arrived and works fantastically!

I’ve tried several wireless options with the TT and they haven’t ever worked. I’d given up … but then you showed me the light!!

Makes me want to figure out how to get the trackpad to do something! If only there were time… :wink:

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Yes, it’s a very short USB transceiver.

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Ohhhhh, yes please … that would be incredible as a wireless controller!


Ooh, what’s this one? Looks nice!

some custom job. there are soooo many.


I was curious if there was a tenkeyless wireless model because I don’t need the tracpad!

Edit: I do love keyboard porn. I have a nice mechanical on my desktop and there is nothing like it.

Hello! I have just received a mechanical keyboard, a Vortex Pok3r. It is behaving a little … interestingly, with Teletype.

I am finding I need to type very deliberately with this keyboard and Teletype or else I risk dropping keystrokes. I am not finding this behavior when the Pok3r is plugged into a computer. There is no hub, and this model has no LEDs or such to draw extra power.

I also have a Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 lying around that I have used with the Teletype with no problem. It’s rather large, but it does the job.

I am curious: are there different strategies for buffering keystrokes, that might be affecting this? Trying to think of why the Pok3r would sorta work but behave differently than another keyboard.

Any thoughts appreciated! Paging @whyihatetexas as I believe you’ve used a Vortex Core, which is the same maker. Curious if you had any issues with it.

Meta: I’ve been finding myself reviving posts that have been dormant for quite a while in the past few days. Mods/community, do we prefer new posts, or to revive old ones?

Experiencing the same thing with Vortex Core on firmware version 2.3 RC4.

There’s a mod bias towards fewer threads. Keeps related things together, ostensibly.