It has assumed a role with only two purposes: You might want to go with one of their newer optical models, which also include scroll wheels. See full item description -. So I still had the cheap rubber dome keyboard to replace. Suggestions for budget mechanical keyboard? Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Best PC Keyboard: The Vintage IBM Model “M” Keyboard

I’m tempted to go for the trackball model even though I’m happy with my wireless mouse. One day I’ll get one of those unicomps with the clit mouse.

The Model M keyboard has simply not evolved very much. I think that using keyboard shortcuts for many commands I issue may actually be quicker that turning on my wireless mouse and navigating to a some little box to click onscreen. What I’m looking for is a keyboard for typing to introduce mechanical keyboards to a friend, not for me, so has to not look like the Chicony.

Suggestions for budget mechanical keyboard?

My own approach to getting a cheap mechanical keyboard has been to ask my work colleagues to keep a look out for older keyboards with the promise of me buying them a few pints if they find me a mechanical one.

Trusted seller, fast shipping, and easy returns. The very notion that computer hardware that began its tour of duty in the mids is still useful today seems improbable.


Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. The keyboard suddenly became less important around about the time that mouses started being commonly used. Still haven’t seen anything on Ebay worth picking up. The is ugly, but superior to most of the recommendations so far. Unfortunately, today’s keyboards are cheap, unresponsive, lightweight affairs with little or no tactile response.

Any experience with it? I have to resist that itching in my wallet. Computer Hardware has always especially intrigued me, the physical components that allow us to use all the software programs we love.

IBM Lenovo Ps2 Model Sk Wired Computer Keyboard | eBay

They just did whatever IBM did. I had to buy one for my NEW Win 8 machaine at work. They’ve got not-too-light but not-too-heavy key weighting, they’ve got the kind of positive click that I imagine you’d feel on the firing button for the Death Star’s primary armament, and their demonstrated service life, despite extraordinary abuse, is preposterously long.

The clone makers did too, 25 years ago. The earliest Model M in my collection was produced in August The little backspace would be annoying, but I think I would get used to it. So I started research keyboards, because I feel to have the least frustrating, fast and enjoyable home PC computer using experience that I should have the best human interface components that one can afford regardless of the actual hardware in the PC case – the monitor, mouse and Keyboard.

IBM Lenovo Ps2 Model Sk-8820 Wired Computer Keyboard

The only difference is the number of keys. With a few exceptions, the mechanical parts of sk-88820 of these keyboards are largely interchangeable. I would like to stay away from that if possible.


Nimz Thread Starter Posts: I now have a compaq mx which one of the guys found in a cupboard in work lol. Modern keyboard tech advances have mainly had to do with wireless interfaces, snazzy looks, and making cheap crud cheaper. I’ve forgotten my keyboatd.

These modern keyboards sometimes use Alps keyboard key mechanisms but most use the German made and designed Cherry MX series of keyswitches they have 6 different kinds of them I chose to buy the heavier ones that require 50g and 80g of pressure to activate they are the very popular Blue Cherry MX and the Green Cherry MX switches respectively. You mean this one?: For additional information, see the Global Shipping Keyboarr terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.

Posted Sun Mar 16, 2: They are both known as clicky keyboards but the model F is clickier louder and more satisfying to use- my typing speed and accuracy is much improved and it’s easier and fun to type Atariage posts on.

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