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With my iMate, my AEKII works with Windows, the Command key is mapped to the Windows key.
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I just sold my Filco Tenkeyless (Cherry Brown) - was an amazing keyboard but I could not get used to it daily after typing on a full-size IBM M like Bloomberg KB for 10+ hours a day at work. By sunday nights I was a machine on it but on the weeknights I could barely complete a sentence without a slew of typos.

Ordered the SteelSeries 7G from Newegg. Was going to go for a Filco linear full size (this is the KB I originally wanted but I just happen to win the cherry brown for real cheap on eBay) but since I have never used Cherry Blacks before I wanted to be able to return it in case I did not like the feel of the keys and Newegg return policy is pretty good about that. I also like the integrated sloped palm rest it has.

If I have the same problem with the 7G as I did with the Filco, back to the ole Model M for both work and home PC

P.S. Any other 7G owners out there, how do you like the board? I know a major complaint is the backspace key being too small. Anything else?
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Good luck with the linear switches...I don't think they are very fun to type on.
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My Model M should be arriving today or tomorrow. USPS sure is taking its damn time (assuming the seller didn't stiff me).


Is the Model M sculpted or flat?
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i have an HP SK-2501A keyboard with white colored switches and is PS2. keyboard is old...really old.
any idea what white switches from the early 90s would be? the keys on it require a fair amount of force to press but by no means are difficult to press.

google only shows drivers. if its any good and i can find more info on it i may spray paint it and use it as my primary.
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Originally Posted by hxcnero View Post
i have an HP SK-2501A keyboard with white colored switches and is PS2. keyboard is old...really old.
any idea what white switches from the early 90s would be? the keys on it require a fair amount of force to press but by no means are difficult to press.

google only shows drivers. if its any good and i can find more info on it i may spray paint it and use it as my primary.
Can you remove one of the keys and take a picture of the switch?
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heres a pic. sorry for the low quality
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I have no idea what that is. Then again, I can barely see it to begin with

But to be honest, I think it's just a plain rubber dome. A lot of the early ones were made with a slider for the keycap to sit on, and from what I can tell it looks like that slider is going straight into the plastic base. With a mechanical board you'd see each switch individually.
Edited by Manyak - 12/29/09 at 11:22am
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you wold be correct sir. it just an old school rubber dome. i just took the whole thing apart.
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