Original specs/details

Full Name IBM PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device
Part NumberPart Number
The number used to describe this keyboard's specific release; usually specific for a target region, language or SKU, etc.
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.
"Model M-e" PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard
A [keyboard enthusiast] community given name for this keyboard. It can be a shortening of its name and properties, a more abstract term, a real-life reference, or metonymy.
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (early or late POS type)
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.
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
IBM scancode set 2
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 detachable 8-pin SDL to dual mini-DIN PS/2 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
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.
POS pointer (Synaptics TouchStyk FSC pointing stick)
Production Date 2006-05-18
Acquisition Date 2022-06-16

About this keyboard type

The IBM PS/2 ANPOS Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device was a "Model M-e" enhancement of the Model M9 RANPOS Keyboard design and a part of the pre-Modular (pre-MPOS) series, thus occasionally referred to as the M9-e in fan circles. For the most part, the M9 and M9-e are virtually identical save the integrated force-sensing capacitor based Synaptics TouchStyk pointing stick referred to as simply "POS pointer" in marketing. As such, it too has two distinct types of keys, an integrated magnetic stripe reader, and was available in 116-key (US English) and 117-key (rest of world) layouts.