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Sharktastica posted an IBM CANPOS (Compact Alphanumeric Point Of Sale) keyboard with a pointing stick.
Published May 2, 2022

The IBM CANPOS (Compact Alphanumeric Point Of Sale) keyboard, a compacted full-size buckling sleeve "Model M-e" keyboard with a pointing stick was posted by Sharktastica.

Whilst not TrackPoint, it's at least Synaptic TouchStyk (so, same tech as SK-8835, 8840 and 8845 series).

Admiral Shark has some photos of the TouchStyk module here:

This 133-key board was introduced in 2003.

In addition, in the process of revamping his Model F & Model M buyer's guide, Shark published the first major accomplishment: Model F versus Model M!

This is aimed towards first-time buyers not pros, hence only the bare minimum technical stuff is actually said.

Published on Mon 2nd May 2022. Featured in KBD #76 (source).

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