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hey manyak, he didnt have any model m's without the number pad. sorry.

but i'd like to thank you for this thread, my friend traded me his 22inch monitor for my g15 and i bought the model m

its the best thing ever.

Haha that's awesome! Can't get a much better deal than that

But oh well, too bad they didn't have any. But keep your eyes open, those sell for stupid amounts on ebay for no good reason, even if you don't care to have it you can make some good cash.

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Well, my Filco just got here about an hour ago, and thus far I really like it. I'm bottoming out a lot, of course, but that will change as I adjust to the keyboard.

Main differences I've noticed thus far:

-Keyboard is way more solid/stable than my MS Natural 4000. Keys always register, the feedback is nice, and the keys don't feel unstable/mushy like the old board.

-The board itself is WAY more compact than I thought it would be; it's going to take some getting used to the new layout, after years of the natural.

-I got the Cherry Brown switches, and I was initially worried I would regret it, wanting the Blues instead. I'm pleased to say that I'm very satisfied with these switches. The tactile feedback is there, and it still makes just enough noise to satisfy me without being ridiculously overbearing.

The only NEGATIVE thing I can comment on thus far, is that the cord is rather short. I can see needing a USB extension at some point if I get a new desk or rearrange my office any.

Other than that, it's an amazing feeling keyboard.. Looks nice, it's simple and solid; just a quality product all-around. It just feels...I dunno...dependable?
Ah yeah the cord is kind of short I guess, but yeah that's no big deal since there are a million super cheap ways around it (use an extension like you said, or a USB hub or something).

But I'm glad you like it, you picked a good one for sure
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I really appreciate the fact that it's just a KEYBOARD. No multimedia keys that barely work, no drivers to install. It just works. That's really nice.
I agree. I bet most people don't even use those kinds of things.
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I certainly have a whole lot more desk space now. I mean, a TON more desk space.

I really can't get over how solid this thing is. It has some SERIOUS rubber feet on it, it doesn't move whatsoever.
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I certainly have a whole lot more desk space now. I mean, a TON more desk space.

I really can't get over how solid this thing is. It has some SERIOUS rubber feet on it, it doesn't move whatsoever.
I can't speak for the Filco, but you haven't felt a solid keyboard until you've felt a Model F. Or, if you can't find one, a Model M is pretty solid too. (The older ones especially).
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I certainly have a whole lot more desk space now. I mean, a TON more desk space.

I really can't get over how solid this thing is. It has some SERIOUS rubber feet on it, it doesn't move whatsoever.
It's not just the feet, it's the weight too. There's a solid metal plate and giant PCB inside that keyboard keeping it from warping or moving. None of those flimsy membrane sheets
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My Filco Otaku just arrived and there is no comparison between it and my old G15.
This has to be the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used and with the blue cherries it has that wonderful "click clack" sound. I just can't praise it enough and my only gripe about it is, as Halciet said, that the cord is just too short. Besides that this keyboard is FREAKING AMAZING!!!
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I picked up one of those Fellowes split palm wrist rests, with the memory foam and microban padding. Makes typing on this thing a bit more comfortable for people who are used to ergonomic boards.

I do miss the ergonomic layout somewhat, but I like the keyboard response a lot better. I reckon I will be sticking with this thing now
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My Filco Otaku just arrived and there is no comparison between it and my old G15.
This has to be the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used and with the blue cherries it has that wonderful "click clack" sound. I just can't praise it enough and my only gripe about it is, as Halciet said, that the cord is just too short. Besides that this keyboard is FREAKING AMAZING!!!
I'll update with pics later
Welcome to the fold

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I picked up one of those Fellowes split palm wrist rests, with the memory foam and microban padding. Makes typing on this thing a bit more comfortable for people who are used to ergonomic boards.

I do miss the ergonomic layout somewhat, but I like the keyboard response a lot better. I reckon I will be sticking with this thing now
There you go

By the way, there are a couple of mechanical boards that are split in half like the MS, some of which you can rotate and bend any way you like. Let me see if I can dig one up for you...

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Kinesis Advantage


Apple Adjustable
[IMG]http://www.******************/museo/pictures/donazioni/keyb_adjustable.jpg[/IMG]

Maltron Keyboards


IBM M15

Edited by Manyak - 7/11/09 at 4:55am
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Whats with these 122 key Model M's? Anything specifically special with them? I could see the extra buttons being useful for non-existant media keys. I've seen em at the top and bottom of expensive list on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Unicomp-Model-M-...3%3A2|294%3A50

also, is this any good? http://cgi.ebay.com/Cherry-MX-1800-K...3%3A1|294%3A50 edit: nvm, you say cherry mx black are stiff and springy. Doesnt sound my type

sorry for questions. Really interested in what I can get for $50
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Whats with these 122 key Model M's? Anything specifically special with them? I could see the extra buttons being useful for non-existant media keys. I've seen em at the top and bottom of expensive list on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Unicomp-Model-M-...3%3A2|294%3A50

also, is this any good? http://cgi.ebay.com/Cherry-MX-1800-K...3%3A1|294%3A50 edit: nvm, you say cherry mx black are stiff and springy. Doesnt sound my type

sorry for questions. Really interested in what I can get for $50
There's nothing special with those model Ms, they just have extra keys that were used back in the days of the S360 terminals and what not. If you're looking to get one, make 100% sure it has a PS/2 connector. Some of them have the old RJ (telephone/ethernet) style plug that plugs into those old terminals, and those models won't work on a PC. And yes you'll be able to program the extra keys with Autohotkey to do whatever you want.

For $50 you can get practially any older keyboard on ebay except the rare ones (like the Cherry Ergo Plus or Model M Mini). For new keyboards you're limited to the Scorpius M10 and ABS M1 (see first post for links).

Do you have an idea of what type of switches you'd like at least?
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