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Focus FK-5001

Focus FK-5001 with built-in calculator and other curiosities acquired by DrHERO1.

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Published July 11, 2021

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.

Plus:

  • 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

Published on Sun 11th Jul 2021. Featured in KBD #34 (source).


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