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post #1231 of 14551
Hi

I have 3 IBM Model M keyboards (1391406s) the one I am currently using is dated 16-5-89 (yep thats 20 years old ) but the other two are in need of some rear feet/rises.

Does anyone know if these are available anywhere?
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post #1232 of 14551
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Originally Posted by MLJS54 View Post
So after a week of using the 7G I can safely say its a great keyboard and I definitely prefer the stiffer key feel of the black switches over that of the browns (pls keep in mind I have a heavy hand when typing). Edit: Also, the small backspace key does not bother me - however, this may be because I always hit my backspace key at the top right edge

Gaming on it is fantastic. I even PvP'd a bit on my friends WoW mage to make sure it's not an FPS only good feel.

I just don't know if I can justify keeping it because of the cost. It's good but I don't know if it's $150 good and that much better than my spare Model M. However, if I was to drop $100 or more for a gaming board this would be my choice. Selling point of this over the Filco for me is definitely the integrated palm rest.

How do the keys on the ABS feel when compared to the cherry blacks?

At the end of the day I think I like it too much and am probably going to keep it
I haven't tried the MX blacks, but the black alps have a harder tactile bump and the keys are a bit stiffer than MX Blacks.
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post #1233 of 14551
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I haven't tried the MX blacks, but the black alps have a harder tactile bump and the keys are a bit stiffer than MX Blacks.
I wouldn't say that the black ALPS have a hard tactile bump, but rather a tactile cliff that makes it difficult to keep from bottoming out. Cherry MX blacks are linear, so there's no tactile bump at all.
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Can you get some of these model from retailer(s) in UK? Im a cs student and coding/writing report quite often so im thinking of getting one of those mechanical keyboards but i can't find any except ebay which i dont like. Google dont help much as it seems no distributor in UK. I try scan.com website and they have some Cherry keyboard but they are like £20-£50 so i wonder if they any good? Here is the link to those keyboards http://www.scan.co.uk/Shop/Computer-...yboards/Corded
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post #1235 of 14551
Those Cherry boards look like regular rubber domes.


Unicomp will ship to the UK:
http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/customizer.html
But it's going to be expensive, those keyboards are heavy.

These folks ship to the UK as well, but again shipping will be killer:
http://elitekeyboards.com/

There doesn't seem to be anything local.
post #1236 of 14551
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Originally Posted by cd_rom View Post
Can you get some of these model from retailer(s) in UK? Im a cs student and coding/writing report quite often so im thinking of getting one of those mechanical keyboards but i can't find any except ebay which i dont like. Google dont help much as it seems no distributor in UK. I try scan.com website and they have some Cherry keyboard but they are like £20-£50 so i wonder if they any good? Here is the link to those keyboards http://www.scan.co.uk/Shop/Computer-...yboards/Corded
Yup, right here

They are also getting Filcos with the UK layout soon if you want to wait for them.
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post #1237 of 14551
sigh, i will just stick with this logitech keyboard for now.

Thx anyway

I didn't see ur post manyak lol thx for the link!
Edited by cd_rom - 1/4/10 at 3:30pm
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post #1238 of 14551
Ack, read Manyak's post!
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yeah i will wait for the Uk layout then since im in no rush. I didnt' see ur post. Thanks a bunch
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post #1240 of 14551
took a better picture today...


and of my case which i painted to match the keyboard

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