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BTW u have inspired me to buy a http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-ultimate-silent/

Cause your rant made me wanna buy one LOL dang u and the 150$ i am going to spend!!
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Originally Posted by Lime View Post
Okay, sure, I suppose you can tell them to buy a board from Amazon or something, but telling them to buy a Cherry board won't let them feel a Model M board either. Your logic excludes one keyboard mechanism either way.

When recommending a mechanical keyboard to a person new to the whole mechanical keyboard spiel, why not just recommend them the one board that is essentially the complete opposite of the rubber dome? The Model M, as I am fully aware, is the heaviest to type on of all mechanical keyboards. Wouldn't this also make it the most distinctive of how different mechanical keyboards really are from rubber domes? If they like the general feel of how a Model M is in general, they'd certainly go out and realize there's other options to the mechanical world. I mean really, $30 for a keyboard you may or may not want seems like a painfully more persuasive option than $70 on something you'd have to end up shipping back if you don't like it.
I think your $30 number is a bit low these days. This NIB Model M is $99 BIN or $85 starting bid. Only NIB one on Ebay.

And of course you may luck out and find one in a dumpster but ew.......

Have you tried a Model M Mini - now THAT'S special.

Edited by ripster - 8/17/11 at 4:14pm
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Honestly, I can adapt to just about any switch, but Cherrys don't bother me and I like the Browns.

The only reason I have a Filco is for nkey roll over.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
Because not everyone wants a keyboard that uses buckling springs?
Cherry switches use buckling springs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Cherry switches use buckling springs.
wut

Edit for imagery:
buckling spring

Cherry switch

Edited by HWI - 8/17/11 at 4:28pm
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I think I'm going to cry now.
Edited by ch_123 - 8/17/11 at 4:34pm
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post
I think your $30 number is a bit low these days. This NIB Model M is $99 BIN or $85 starting bid. Only NIB one on Ebay.

And of course you may luck out and find one in a dumpster but ew.......

Have you tried a Model M Mini - now THAT'S special.
BNIB Model M's are extremely hard to find and always end up fetching a higher price than just a Unicomp keyboard. The reason why I always end up considering Model M's as $30 keyboards is that's how much a cheap used one costs that is in perfectly usable condition. There's always the chance of finding some at a garage sale or Goodwill or something, but that's just a waiting game.

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Originally Posted by Jackeduphard View Post
BTW u have inspired me to buy a http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-ultimate-silent/

Cause your rant made me wanna buy one LOL dang u and the 150$ i am going to spend!!
Enjoy your keyboard and welcome to the master mechanical race.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coronado is dead View Post
I hate used keyboards, mainly. And I wanted tenkeyless.

Kind of limits things a bit.
Tenkeyless boards always fetch a decent premium. Don't personally prefer them though since I find myself using the numberpad every once in a while.

Well, I suppose my rage is somewhat vented. I saw too many recommendations for Cherry mechanicals earlier so I was rather annoyed, but that phase is now over. Thanks for reading my rant
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post #37 of 61
Agree with the OP, I was recomended a cherry, without knowing about all the browns and blacks and all, and it didnt have the big Buemp that I wanted, the big buemp that indicated that it switched. I just wanted to know if it made contact or not, and all within 1/30th of a second or less , not something I have to feel for.
Unicomp.

Then my friend says wow that is really loud, and i say, no louder that the fans you got on that hovercraft :-)

Buckle my springs. I wore out 3-4 keyboards, thier little mushey half baked contacts of the membrane style, frilling keys that would stick, or some key that would not work.
After going unicomp I can wash it off any way I choose, drop half my lunch in it , pull all the keys off and run them through the dishwasher, and it still outlasted many many $10-20 keyboards.

The cherry ---> its over there, gathering dust, usefull when another computer comes in, but I dont use it. At the least I wanted the blue switches or something, and i sure didnt want plastic reliability in the switches. My typing is bad enough

Wasnt there a day when the cherry did use actual buckling spring? I thought that was why they recommended it?
Edited by Psycogeek - 8/17/11 at 7:53pm
post #38 of 61
I prefer Topre myself. Especially the 350 dollar ones on EK. Everyone has different tastes. I don't think a Topre is better than a Cherry board for everyone, just for some. I think that's the way most people recommend boards.

I have found that most people prefer "lighter" switches, and that's why the buckling spring switch doesn't appeal to more people. But, the new designs and features are also a huge factor.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster View Post
I think your $30 number is a bit low these days. This NIB Model M is $99 BIN or $85 starting bid. Only NIB one on Ebay.

And of course you may luck out and find one in a dumpster but ew.......

Have you tried a Model M Mini - now THAT'S special.
so pretty.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post
(show me a wireless model M).
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:10371
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