Originally Posted by Skylit
I mean build quality as in the materials they used, not the KRO problems. They don't even advertise KRO on their site. What else is wrong with the keyboard? I thought a majority of the problems were fixed.
to my knowledge ABS has only made 3 changes.
- fix modifier issue
- stop advertising 6 key rollover
- change XM to Fukkas
forget the retail price the ABS M1 has to many shortcomings. did people forget about the Costar greasing? false advertising, XM to Fukkas, bright led, short cable, compatibility with PS/2, rollover, controller issue(s), pad printed keycaps. I wish we lived in Asia because, at that price point you can buy a Cherry G80-3494LYCUS-2 which is not only a tank but a poor man's topre.
I have checked eBay on a regular basis the last 2 years and the IBM Model M and Dell AT101W are in heavy circulation. the IBM Model M is a good choice for a starter keyboard, it's over 25 years old which is probably older than alot of forum members and still works great.
ChristineEdited by lmnop - 3/27/10 at 9:51pm