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actually, my wife is extremely level-headed. She does not spend money on things like candles, etc....more like hog feed, heat lamps for piglets (new litters), but then we get to eat the pork later

She is very very accomedating to my many hobbies.....but she, like most, does not see the reason for extremely expensive keyboards.
Fair enough - my wife has learned (through trial and error) that it's best for me to get something high-end that I'll be happy with for a good while instead of something cheaper that I'll get sick of after a month.

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So now, being the owner of the Apple Extended keyboard II and the IBM Model M, which is better?
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Ok so IBM Model M Buckling Springs are Tactile & Clicky and there is a Cherry MX switch that is also Tactile & Clicky.

Which one would you pick, pros & cons?

There both tactile and clicky but which one?
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Ok so IBM Model M Buckling Springs are Tactile & Clicky and there is a Cherry MX switch that is also Tactile & Clicky.

Which one would you pick, pros & cons?

There both tactile and clicky but which one?
The Model M BS are stiffer than the Cherry Blues, so they require a bit more force to press. The tactile point is also a bit different - on Cherry Blues it's a bump, but on BS the spring just suddenly gives out.

Personally, I liked Model Ms more for the longest time, but now after fixing my typing style so that I'd actually use the proper fingers on keys I've been leaning towards lighter switches. If they had BS that were as light as the Cherry Blues I'd definitely go with that because of the feel of the tactile point, but they don't so Cherry Blues it is.
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Are the Model M's any good for gaming compared to something like the G15 (I currently have) I don't mind the noise from the clicky but the tactile bump or the distance I have to press the keys down might be a disadvantage.
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Are the Model M's any good for gaming compared to something like the G15 (I currently have) I don't mind the noise from the clicky but the tactile bump or the distance I have to press the keys down might be a disadvantage.
Other than being more tiring on the fingers due to the amount of force required in comparison, I really don't mind the Model M for gaming. Of course, I probably push too hard on those keys anyway...

Really, my advice is to find a way to try one out, and see how you like it. Hard to say until you try it.
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Is this keyboard any good overall?

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2789

It's mechanical and uses the Cherry MX series but I don't know which ones, I don't mind it not having clicky because when you bottom out keys it makes a clicky like noise anyways but I sure hope there tactile.
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Is this keyboard any good overall?

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2789

It's mechanical and uses the Cherry MX series but I don't know which ones, I don't mind it not having clicky because when you bottom out keys it makes a clicky like noise anyways but I sure hope there tactile.
Although it seems to be a good keyboard, it also seems to have been discontinued. It was talked a little while back, and seemed very difficult to find.
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new version of it coming out this fall.
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Is this keyboard any good overall?

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2789

It's mechanical and uses the Cherry MX series but I don't know which ones, I don't mind it not having clicky because when you bottom out keys it makes a clicky like noise anyways but I sure hope there tactile.
These are Cherry black switches. They are as smooth as you like. Totally non tactile.
You can get a lot of cheap cherry boards on ebay with blacks if you would like to try them out.


Oh and I find a model M very hard to game on. I preffer something that does not take so much effort to double tap. I guess it depends on what type of game you play but for UTIII its just too much work
HHKB pro2 is my choice for gaming at the moment. Its nice to have the mouse so close to my left hand.
Edited by laurie - 6/19/09 at 1:52pm
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