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New Amiga Keycaps

New keys for your beloved Amiga

The keyboard is the first thing we lay our eyes on when looking at an Amiga.
Even with its new shiny Amiga 500 or Amiga 1200 case, eyes are sore when we graze upon those old yellowed keys.
The New keycaps set for Amiga is the next  step in a multi-phased rejuvenation process.
The keycaps set, made of 108 Keys and two space bars, is the next much needed upgrade your Amiga needs to finalize its rejuvenation get of your Amiga its good looks again.

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Amiga Keycaps

New keys for your beloved Amiga

The keyboard is the first thing we lay our eyes on when looking at an Amiga.
Even with its new shiny Amiga 500 or Amiga 1200 case, eyes are sore when we graze upon those old yellowed keys.
The New keycaps set for Amiga is the next  step in a multi-phased rejuvenation process.
The keycaps set, made of 108 Keys and two space bars, is the next much needed upgrade your Amiga needs to finalize its rejuvenation get of your Amiga its good looks again.

 New set of keys for renewed Amiga class

New Amiga Keycaps Set

The new Amiga keycaps set brings your computer back to its young ages.

Introduction

Very much like the new Amiga 1200 and Amiga 500 cases, the New Amiga keycaps required newly designed Injection Molds.
Since Amiga Keycaps comes in 15 different profiles where a profile is the shape a key has, extensive work have been done to replicate all shapes.
Then to be able to manufacture all the custom keys and reduce production time altogether, six molds were tooled just for the different keys. One more for the two space bars and since keycaps are presented on their printing panel an additional mold was tooled for it.

Amiga keyboards are using stabilizer bars for keys like SHIFT and RETURN. For those we designed one last mold to support small and medium sized stabilizer adapters.

Compatibility Notice

  • The Amiga keycaps set supports Mitsumi Hybrid Keyboard switches only.
  • The set supports Amiga 500, 600, 1200, 2000, 3000 and Amiga 4000.

Check the  OVERVIEW tab for advanced details on compatibility.

Overview

The new Amiga Keycaps are meant to replace old yellowed Commodore or Escom Amiga Keycaps.
Each set is compatible with  Amiga 500, 600, 1200, 2000, 3000 and Amiga 4000 – all with Mitsumi Hybrid switches.

Replacing your keys on your Amiga keyboard you will more than evidently end up with unused keys on the panel. This is perfectly normal situation.

Reason is that each set comes with more keys than you need and this is to allow compatibility with Amiga 600 and ISO / ANSI keyboards.

Keycaps set details

Each set contains a total of 108 keys.

Keys are covering the following compatibility options  :

  • Base set keys :
    • 96x keys compatible with All Amiga version + long space bar
  • A600 compatibility :
    • 12x keys + 1x short space bar
  • ANSI & ISO :
    • 1x Fat Return key + 1x Standard Return key
      Both Return keys are compatible with A600
  • 100x Springs
  • Small + Medium stabilizer adapters
    Note: Large stabilizer adapters for space bars aren’t furnished. Please keep your original ones.

Follow Amiga Bill reviewing

Keycaps compatibility on Mitsumi Hybrid switches

Country layouts and keys labels

The new Amiga keycaps set is available in several language layouts.

Have a look at photo Galleries to check on your favorite layout.

ISO and ANSI keyboard

The new keycaps set is provided with additional long/short SHIFT keys as well as FAT and Standard RETURN keys.

These are to provide compatibility over ANSI and ISO Keyboards.

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute, which is a private, non-profit organization that develops voluntary standards for products and services in the United States. ANSI standards are voluntary, meaning that companies are not required to follow them. However, many companies choose to do so to ensure that their products meet a certain level of quality.

ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, a similar organization that develops international standards. Unlike ANSI, ISO standards are not voluntary. Companies that wish to do business with other ISO member countries must follow ISO standards.

Either your keyboard is ANSI or ISO we got your back!

The new Amiga keycaps set cover your backs and is compatible with both!

Follow Amiga Bill explanations on A600, ANSI vs. ISO

Yes, two space bars!

The new keycaps set is delivered with two space bars!

This way the set is compatible with the Amiga 600 keyboard who has a shorter space bar.

It also mean you’ll have a spare bar to .. do anything creative with 🙂

Small and Medium sized stabilizer adapters

Stabilizer bars are used on few function keys and space bar(s). Like SHIFT and RETURN.

The keycaps set provide you with replacements for small and medium sized adapters should you need them.

Large adapters for space bar(s) aren’t provided due to increased prod. costs.

Replacement Springs

The new Amiga keycaps set comes with a bag of fresh springs as freebie!

Your original springs were in place for 30 years+ so its time they retire.

Also very handy to replace rusted springs.

Support & Setup Guideline

Amiga Keyboards have 30+ years old – all of them.

As such there are few relevant points for Amiga users to know when installing the New Amiga Keycaps.

  1. Plastic gets brittle – be gentle!
    Please be gentle while removing your original keycaps.
    Keyboard panel, switches, keys and all parts involved in your keyboard operation have been working for several decades.
    Over 30 years all those experienced mechanical wear & tear. Plastic got brittle. Switches aren’t as fit as they were.
    – It is recommended you remove your original keycaps using a keycaps puller or an equivalent tool to remove original keycaps.
    – Do not apply too much force – if you never removed your keys they might need some gentle prying – nudge before a key stem would agree to leave its switch.
    .
  2. Do not apply force!
    – Switches and keys stems are fragile – as a consequence applying force is a bad idea.
    Should you not handle keys removal gently enough and you might end up with broken switches.

    .
  3. On few keyboards – a specific key might jump off easily
    Reasons
    – Due to the many different flavors of Mitsumi Hybrid keyboards Commodore and Escom / Amiga Technologies manufactured throughout the shell life of all Amiga computers
    – Due to age – Few switches might have had mechanical issues in the past or aged badly.
    The team identified several very light discrepancies between make & year models and we tried to account for those the best we could within our own design. Doing this without compromising the overall compatibility.
    Solution :
    You can use Ultra Thin tape (0.005mm) around your key stem and try the fitting/sitting between each layer of tape until it sits correctly.
    .
  4. Keycaps are mixed on the panel – not in proper order?
    Reason
    – Keycaps sits on the panel they’re shipped on in a specific order. They’re installed on this panel in groups (or profiles). Keycaps within the same row all are of the same profile. That is reason why 4 & 5 are in the middle of the panel.

 New set of keys for renewed Amiga class

New Keycaps

The new Amiga keycaps set brings your computer back to its young ages.

Introduction

Very much like the new Amiga 1200 and Amiga 500 cases, the New Amiga keycaps required newly designed Injection Molds.
Since Amiga Keycaps comes in 15 different profiles where a profile is the shape a key has, extensive work have been done to replicate all shapes.
Then to be able to manufacture all the custom keys and reduce production time altogether, six molds were tooled just for the different keys. One more for the two space bars and since keycaps are presented on their printing panel an additional mold was tooled for it.

Amiga keyboards are using stabilizer bars for keys like SHIFT and RETURN. For those we designed one last mold to support small and medium sized stabilizer adapters.

Compatibility Notice

  • The Amiga keycaps set supports Mitsumi Hybrid Keyboard switches only.
  • The set supports Amiga 500, 600, 1200, 2000, 3000 and Amiga 4000.

Check the  OVERVIEW tab for advanced details on compatibility.

Overview

The new Amiga Keycaps are meant to replace old yellowed Commodore or Escom Amiga Keycaps.

Each set is compatible with  Amiga 500, 600, 1200, 2000, 3000 and Amiga 4000 – all with Mitsumi Hybrid switches.

Replacing your keys on your Amiga keyboard you will more than evidently end up with unused keys on the panel. This is perfectly normal situation.

Reason is that each set comes with more keys than you need and this is to allow compatibility with Amiga 600 and ISO / ANSI keyboards.

Keycaps set details

Each set contains a total of 108 keys.

Keys are covering the following compatibility options  :

  • Base set keys :
    • 96x keys compatible with All Amiga version
    • 1x long space bar
  • A600 compatibility :
    • 12x keys
    • 1x short space bar
  • ANSI & ISO :
    • 1x Fat Return key
    • 1x Standard Return key
      Both Return keys are compatible with A600
  • 100x Springs
  • Small + Medium stabilizer adapters
    Note: Large stabilizer adapters for space bars aren’t furnished. Please keep your original ones.

Follow Amiga Bill review

Keycaps compatibility on Mitsumi Hybrid switches

Country layouts and keys labels

The new Amiga keycaps set is available in several language layouts.

Have a look at photo Galleries to check on your favorite layout.

ISO and ANSI keyboard

The new keycaps set is provided with additional long/short SHIFT keys as well as FAT and Standard RETURN keys.

These are to provide compatibility over ANSI and ISO Keyboards.

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute, which is a private, non-profit organization that develops voluntary standards for products and services in the United States. ANSI standards are voluntary, meaning that companies are not required to follow them. However, many companies choose to do so to ensure that their products meet a certain level of quality.

ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, a similar organization that develops international standards. Unlike ANSI, ISO standards are not voluntary. Companies that wish to do business with other ISO member countries must follow ISO standards.

Either your keyboard is ANSI or ISO we got your back!

The new Amiga keycaps set cover your backs and is compatible with both!

Follow Amiga Bill explanations on A600, ANSI vs. ISO & Mitsumi Hybrid compatibility

Yes, two space bars!

The new keycaps set is delivered with two space bars!

This way the set is compatible with the Amiga 600 keyboard who has a shorter space bar.

It also mean you’ll have a spare bar to .. do anything creative with 🙂

Small and Medium sized stabilizer adapters

Stabilizer bars are used on few function keys and space bar(s). Like SHIFT and RETURN.

The keycaps set provide you with replacements for small and medium sized adapters should you need them.

Large adapters for space bar(s) aren’t provided due to increased prod. costs.

Replacement Springs

The new Amiga keycaps set comes with a bag of fresh springs as freebie!

Your original springs were in place for 30 years+ so its time they retire.

Also very handy to replace rusted springs.

Support & Setup Guideline

Amiga Keyboards have 30+ years old – all of them.

As such there are few relevant points for Amiga users to know when installing the New Amiga Keycaps.

  1. Plastic gets brittle – be gentle!
    Please be gentle while removing your original keycaps.
    Keyboard panel, switches, keys and all parts involved in your keyboard operation have been working for several decades.
    Over 30 years all those experienced mechanical wear & tear. Plastic got brittle. Switches aren’t as fit as they were.
    – It is recommended you remove your original keycaps using a keycaps puller or an equivalent tool to remove original keycaps.
    – Do not apply too much force – if you never removed your keys they might need some gentle prying – nudge before a key stem would agree to leave its switch.
    .
  2. Do not apply force!
    – Switches and keys stems are fragile – as a consequence applying force is a bad idea.
    Should you not handle keys removal gently enough and you might end up with broken switches.

    .
  3. On few keyboards – a specific key might jump off easily
    Reasons
    – Due to the many different flavors of Mitsumi Hybrid keyboards Commodore and Escom / Amiga Technologies manufactured throughout the shell life of all Amiga computers
    – Due to age – Few switches might have had mechanical issues in the past or aged badly.
    The team identified several very light discrepancies between make & year models and we tried to account for those the best we could within our own design. Doing this without compromising the overall compatibility.
    Solution :
    You can use Ultra Thin tape (0.005mm) around your key stem and try the fitting/sitting between each layer of tape until it sits correctly.
    .
  4. Keycaps are mixed on the panel – not in proper order?
    Reason
    – Keycaps sits on the panel they’re shipped on in a specific order. They’re installed on this panel in groups (or profiles). Keycaps within the same row all are of the same profile. That is reason why 4 & 5 are in the middle of the panel.