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They deal with model Ms! So that thing provably works great with that, and is probably get that if I bought an M.

the one that I listed was reccomened for the mx11800, since it has a ps2 trackball and keyboard plugs the belkin works from what I've read.
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post #22 of 28
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They deal with model Ms! So that thing provably works great with that, and is probably get that if I bought an M.

the one that I listed was recommended for the mx11800, since it has a ps2 trackball and keyboard plugs the belkin works from what I've read.

Ah, good job thumb.gif I didn't think about the trackball!
Edited by Conley - 10/19/14 at 5:56am
post #23 of 28
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They deal with model Ms! So that thing provably works great with that, and is probably get that if I bought an M.

the one that I listed was reccomened for the mx11800, since it has a ps2 trackball and keyboard plugs the belkin works from what I've read.

I use the Adesso with my Model M. http://www.amazon.com/Adesso-Adapter-connects-connectors-ADP-PU21/dp/B00008ZPED/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1405020587&sr=1-1&keywords=adesso+ps2+to+usb

It also works with the M.

Model Ms are ok for gaming but there are cases where the 2KRO might be a problem. Generally speaking player > keyboard
post #24 of 28
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Ah, good job
Ah, good job thumb.gif I didn't think about the trackball!

Thanks for the rep! Its been a while smile.gif

Anyways I can tell you my personal experience with 11800, first off its freaking cool smile.gif
I thought it was butt ugly at first but then, after having it, the uniqueness always is a conversation starter.

Second the MX browns feel great, the switches are mounted directly on the PCB, without a backplate, so it's not as loud bottoming out, and the PCB flexes a little inside the housing so its subjectivity softer. It doesn't feel like a tank, but at the same time it feels durable enough.

The layout is funky, and it has no windows keys so its good for gaming, the browns are super good for gaming, and all around use. I think the spacebar is an MX clear, so its a heavier actuation, with no tactile bump, I like it it feels appropriate for the biggest button on the board, its nice and meaty.

I used it for bf3 and planetside 2 and I liked it a lot, the little cutout on the caps lock helped me place my pinky when using it, also when playing the keycaps feel great, the texture helped when my hands got sweaty in my old house (no a/c in Hawaii Haha), also never having to worry about the windows keys helps too.

The F# row is laid our with 1-6 on the top row and 7-12 on the bottom, its a hassle to reach over the extra row to switch seats in a vehicle, but I was too lazy to remap. It doesnt have nkey rollover, but it can support a bunch of keys pressed at the same time, just odd combos like sprinting forward, pushing tab+R then jumping didn't register, got that windows beep or whatever, not a huge problem I don't have the dexterity to always encounter this problem.

The trackball, just stick to your mouse, the ball is too small, and the clicks are a rubber button on the PCB, so no tactile feedback at all. Its a good backup for whenever you need one.

The number pad is right above the trackball, but I haven't run into any problems resting my palm on it while inputting numbers.

The internals are decent, I broke a retaining the retaining ctab on the inside that supports the PCB, I threw it in a box that got air mailed that was full of a bunch of stuff, didn't even pack it right. In fact it got shipped to me when I bought it in a big bubble wrap envelope and that's it, I am convinced this thing is pretty solid.

The trackball assembly is kinda fragile, I broke the ribbon cable that connects the trackball PCB to the keyboard PCB, fixed it with some solder.

In conclusion, it's the best frakkin keyboard I have, no doodads, no drivers, it always works, and I like typing on it, I am just not used to sensitivity of browns, coming from domes, but it was such a steal for $25 shipped smile.gif
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post #25 of 28
Comfort Curve 3000 is pretty good for $15 on Amazon. I'm typing on one now and I have one at work. thumb.gif
post #26 of 28
Perhaps you can find a used Unicomp on eBay. While the build quality may not be as nice as an original IBM model M, it has the same buckling springs and similar feel.
post #27 of 28
look up clicky keyboard on ebay there are plenty in your price range.
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