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I'm thinking about this one here: http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/122keyterkey.html. I like the extra keys, the design, and the fact that it has has buckling spring switches. I plan to get it in USB, that'll work with the average Desktop/laptop, right? Or would it be better to spend a bit less and pick up an

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Any other recommendations? I prefer Buckling springs, MX Blues, and White ALPS, anything that's clicky and tactile. My budget at the very max is $100, and I'm looking to spend as little as possible. (Yes, I'm cheap.)
Edited by Ysbl - 7/22/11 at 12:55pm
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This guide should should be able to help you out. There are some decent priced mx blue keyboards out there under $100.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html

If you can go a little over $100 I would check out this one:
http://www.tankguys.com/site-merchan...-blue-abs.html

or for cheaper

http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net//keyboards.html
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I'm thinking about this one here: http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/122keyterkey.html. I like the extra keys, the design, and the fact that it has has buckling spring switches. I plan to get it in USB, that'll work with the average Desktop/laptop, right? Or would it be better to spend a bit less and pick up an I-One Scorpius M10?

Any other recommendations? I prefer Buckling springs, MX Blues, and White ALPS, anything that's clicky and tactile. My budget at the very max is $100, and I'm looking to spend as little as possible. (Yes, I'm cheap.)
Buckling spring, unlike microswitches keyboards, are virtually unbreakable.

So from the Reliability and durabilty POV Unicomps are way better keyboards.

Obviously durability is not the only parameter to look at.

And for many people (me included) cherry boards are more pleasurable to type on.

Personally I would suggest to look at something slightly more expensive than M10. Like the U9 plus that is better built and can came with an hidden gift.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/1...l#post13930103
Edited by The Solutor - 7/22/11 at 1:06pm
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Buckling spring, unlike microswitches keyboards, are virtually unbreakable.

So from the Reliability and durabilty POV Unicomps are way better keyboards.

Obviously durability is not the only parameter to look at.

And for many people (me included) cherry boards are more pleasurable to type on.

Personally I would suggest to look at something slightly more expensive than M10. Like the U9 plus that is better built and can came with an hidden gift.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/1...l#post13930103
But the 122-key Terminal Model will work with any computer with a working USB port? Or do you have to be running certain software?
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But the 122-key Terminal Model will work with any computer with a working USB port? Or do you have to be running certain software?
just read at the keyboard description.

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Customers selecting the Emulator keyboard require software for supporting an IBM PS/2 and equivalent 122 key keyboard. The new PC/5250 is an exception, because it uses all PC codes and utilizes the standard keyboard driver.
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just read at the keyboard description.
Didn't see that.

+rep for everyone.
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I bought this one for home.


It came in today and I loved it so much, I ordered one for work, and one for a coworker.
 
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If you have a student ID you can get one of the DAS Keyboards for 20% off?
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