USB Keyboard on Apple IIe – Retroconnector

September 20, 2018

The Logitech Wireless K750 Keyboard for Mac is working flawlessly with my Apple IIe via the purple Retroconnector Keyboard Interface card for the Apple IIe. I say purple since their latest version is white. See link below. I’ve had this older card for a while but just yesterday installed it. I’ve been performing tests for a few days with no issues. The Command, option, control keys work as do the arrow keys, and the 10 keypad on the right side. Thrilled. The pass through connection from the actual IIe Keyboard is working also. That is how I perform control-resets. This older version of the card can not handle keyboards with usb hubs while the new version can.

https://www.tindie.com/products/option8/retroconnector-keyboard-interface-for-apple-iie/

http://retroconnector.com/products/apple-ii/usb-keyboard-interface-for-apple-iie/

Below you see it under the right side of the case. [ The new version uses a slot but does not interfere with operations ]. It took some finagling to get it under there and plugged in. But once you’ve done it a few times, no issue.

Here’s the Logitech Keyboard. Readily available on eBay. I had mine for a couple years before I unboxed it. [ long story ].

[ Note: the Option Keys are Open-Apple and Closed-Apple, left and right respectively]

Here’s a picture of newer version on Retroconnector.com

Below are snapshots of my using it with pfs:Write and PublishIt 4.

Here’s picture from HDMI-Scart Monitor:

Below pics are on composite monitor and I’ve reduced resolution to save space.

The IIe with its other stuff.

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Echo IIb Speech Synthesizer – Apple IIe

July 17, 2018

I recently acquired this Echo IIb by Street Electronics and installed it in my Platinum IIe. Lots of fun. I had their Cricket on my IIc back in the late 1980s.

Link to Manual and Reference Guide

ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/sound/


Connectors when hooking Apple IIs to LCDs

March 9, 2018

These 90°, 270° adapters came in very handy on the smaller LCDs since the cables connect to the bottom of the LCD.


Recent and not so Recent Accessory Acquisitions

January 28, 2018

These are just a few of the accessories I have in my collection.