Focus FK-5001 with built-in calculator and other curiosities acquired by
DrHERO1. KBD.news Published July 11, 2021
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According to the
Deskthority wiki entry, the Focus FK-5001, introduced in 1990, was the flagship of the Focus keyboards family. It featured a computer-independent built-in desktop calculator and programmable function (PF) keys.
Alps SKCM White switches
Function keys arranged into groups of three instead of four
extra F1–F12 keys along the left
Cursor keys for all eight directions with a Turbo button in the middle (to set the key repeat rate)
DIP switch underneath the logo
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