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4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#1 Post by Wolfman_Jack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:41 pm

I noticed this on eBay:

ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red 4ZU0Q68726

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273029173181

Does anyone know anything more about this product? Is it legit? Will it be released in the US?

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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 pm

That's just the 5 row Tex Yoda for mechanical keyboard fans, an overall disappointing product for Thinkpad traditionalists.
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:07 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 pm
That's just the 5 row Tex Yoda for mechanical keyboard fans, an overall disappointing product for Thinkpad traditionalists.
This ain't a disappointing product for Thinkpad users. Its the Thinkpad 4th Anniversary Keyboard and its anything but a disappointment.

http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40PGA
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#4 Post by Wolfman_Jack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:41 pm

So do you think/know it's a legitimate Lenovo product? Or did this eBay seller just slap a thinkpad sticker with some magic marker on a Tex Yoda and mark up the price?

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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:48 pm

Wolfman_Jack wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:41 pm
So do you think/know it's a legitimate Lenovo product? Or did this eBay seller just slap a thinkpad sticker with some magic marker on a Tex Yoda and mark up the price?
Its BS. Tex Yodas were small run by some guy. Lenovo would never make a keyboard with that design.
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#6 Post by Wolfman_Jack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:51 pm

Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse, but I think this is Lenovo's China website?

https://thinkpad.lenovo.com.cn/product/98597.html

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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:59 pm

IIRC Lenovo commissioned a production run of Tex Yodas, slapped a Thinkpad logo, and inflated the price. :evil:
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#8 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:06 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:59 pm
IIRC Lenovo commissioned a production run of Tex Yodas, slapped a Thinkpad logo, and inflated the price. :evil:
I thought that was Razer's job?
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#9 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:57 pm

It's for Mechanical keyboard fans who are also Thinkpad fans. With only 5 rows and no functions it is inferior to any Thinkpad keyboard.
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#10 Post by dr_st » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:20 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:57 pm
It's for Mechanical keyboard fans who are also Thinkpad fans. With only 5 rows and no functions it is inferior to any Thinkpad keyboard.
It's also inferior to any other keyboard in the market, sans maybe replicas of itself. It's more for mechanical keyboard posers, who want to talk about things rather than actually use them.
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#11 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:33 pm

I will soon buy myself one of these: https://i.imgur.com/2Fk1SO7.jpg
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#12 Post by dr_st » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:16 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:33 pm
I will soon buy myself one of these: https://i.imgur.com/2Fk1SO7.jpg
I've been using these for over 10 years. They are quite nice, among the nicest rubber dome keyboards there are. The only qualm I have is that the multimedia buttons are of inferior quality, and sometimes don't register clicks.
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#13 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:44 pm

I switched mechanical 5 years ago and I havent looked back, but there is no way in hell I would touch that abomination of a cramped layout. There is no dedicated delete key!!
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#14 Post by amardeep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:05 am

Sometimes think about buying a mechanical keyboard, not sure what to choose, what to look for, where to buy from etc etc. Any advice / opinions ?

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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#15 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:52 pm

amardeep wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:05 am
Sometimes think about buying a mechanical keyboard, not sure what to choose, what to look for, where to buy from etc etc. Any advice / opinions ?
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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#16 Post by idareyoutoeatathinkpad » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:46 pm

Wolfman_Jack wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:41 pm
I noticed this on eBay:

ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red 4ZU0Q68726

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273029173181

Does anyone know anything more about this product? Is it legit? Will it be released in the US?
I went to the ThinkPad China website when it came out, only 200 were made and they were sold out immediately after release,
it's priced CNY1999 on the ThinkPad website, so it's kind of suspicious the eBay one is selling for pretty much the same price, they even used the stock photo, no sight of the box,
I am calling Bs on the eBay one.

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Re: 4ZU0Q68726: ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Mechanical Keyboard Red

#17 Post by idareyoutoeatathinkpad » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:59 pm
IIRC Lenovo commissioned a production run of Tex Yodas, slapped a Thinkpad logo, and inflated the price. :evil:
Nah, the Tex yoda II and the ThinkPad one is the same price 300$

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