|Market Model Name/Feature CodeMarket Model Name/Feature Code
The consumer-friendly model number describing this keyboard as a part of a range of products, usually irrespective of target region, language or SKU.
A designation from my own type naming scheme used to categorise this keyboard with or from others by their common features and market intent but may/may not be derived from official names.
|SK-8845CR ThinkPad-style Keyboard|
Possible companies responsible for making this keyboard for the company marketing it.
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
|LITE-ON SK-8835/SK-884x type scissor-stabilised rubber domes|
|Earliest AppearanceEarliest Appearance
The year (and possibly the quarter) that this keyboard part number was introduced, first observed, first recorded or the first example found.
|Casing ColourCasing Colour
The original colour of this keyboard's outer casing. For keyboards whose casing materials are known to yellow, this will refer to the original colour before such transformation occurs.
The possible branding and logo styles found on this keyboard part number. This could be multiple styles at once or possible styles found over time.
|Generic IBM logo, Old Lenovo logo|
The style of this keyboard's flip-out or extendable feet. If applicable, this may also state how many levels of height adjustment are available and whether the feet could be rubberised.
|Dual-setting flip-out feet|
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
The keyboard-to-host connection. This is could be a description of a cable (its colour, whether its coiled, whether its detachable, and what connector is at its end) or the name of a wireless technology.
|Black straightened-style fixed Type A USB cable|
|Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
The original regional/language layout this keyboard was configured as. Both the language and the standardised key layout may be listed, and in the case of both being known or defined, it will be styled as language then standard.
|Built-In MouseBuilt-In Mouse
Possible pointing devices this keyboard could carry. This could be a brand name, name of the sensor technology behind it, or a generic description in lieu of the former details.
|Synaptics TouchStyk FSC pointing stick|
|Additional NotesAdditional Notes
Extra notes about this keyboard that may be of interest or are important to know.
|Has an integrated two-port USB hub, known to be a part of the IBM (later Lenovo) 1U 18.5-Inch Standard Media Console Kit with feature code A50Q|
Documents ("Doc"), websites and/or webpages ("Web") that were used as a source of information for this keyboard part number. Examples of this keyboard part number I own ("ASK") will also be included as sources.
|Doc: Lenovo 1U 18.5-inch Standard Media Console Product Guide (#TIPS1048) [source: Lenovo]
|Data Last Updated||2021-08-29|
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The SK-8845CR is the latest member of the LITE-ON produced SK-8835/SK-884x ThinkPad-style keyboard family. It was a trackpad-less version of the SK-8845RC released by 2013, making it the only non-UltraNav member of the family but it still retained a Synaptics TouchStyk pointing stick. It was typically only known by the name IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device USB, although a single part number from Lenovo is called the Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB despite it lacking a trackpad. The SK-8845CR is likely the last IBM-branded ThinkPad-derived/style product introduced.