Original specs/details

Full Name IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device USB
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.
SK-8845CR ThinkPad-style Keyboard
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
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.
Tenkeyless (compacted)
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
Production Date 2015-09-04
Acquisition Date 2021-03-12

About this keyboard type

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.