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i have an old emachines keyboard that ive had for about 10 years with a mahusive space bar and a nice clunk it has the rubber domes but ive never typed on a better one, but then again im not a trained typest. i remember in school and college acctually we had tha keyboard 5th picture down on a few machines, always ran to get to them lol. what keyboard has the most resistance do you know? its for my mum who trained on a proper type writer and hates all keyboards
Model M, not that the resistance is going to be anything like an actual typewriter, but its about the closest there is.
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is there no keyboard like a type writer? (the ones that nearly snap your little figers lol) i really would like one, birthday prezzie
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is there no keyboard like a type writer? (the ones that nearly snap your little figers lol) i really would like one, birthday prezzie
Get her a model M for sure. It's not as resistive as a typewriter, but it was designed to feel as close to one of IBM's old typewriters as they could manage (the Selectric). The keys do travel quite far down comparably, and it has a nice springy feel to it as well. Its pretty loud too
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thanks for the help +rep you guys will like this, gigabyte new mechanical gaming keyboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2789
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Get her a model M for sure. It's not as resistive as a typewriter, but it was designed to feel as close to one of IBM's old typewriters as they could manage (the Selectric). The keys do travel quite far down comparably, and it has a nice springy feel to it as well. Its pretty loud too
That's pretty much what I meant.

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thanks for the help +rep you guys will like this, gigabyte new mechanical gaming keyboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2789
That's a step in the right direction, too bad Logitech is still all membrane...
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I just got myself a Model F origonal AT IBM keyboard!
Born on 05/06/85 It has never done a days work so is like new.
The sound and feel of the keys is like a Model M but lighter and snappier!
I love it.
It has the buckling spring mechanism but unlike the Model M boards that have the hammer hit a membrane this board uses capacitive switching like a Happy hacker! Or realforce.
Now it may not look as snazzy but I paid £11 for this compared to the £200+ each I paid for the HH and realforce.
If anyone can find one I would strongly recommend it!
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What I want is a quiet and good gamer. I liked the lighting on the G15 and it even feels ok to me. But the lights broke (should have got the 1st model). Oh and cheep too
 
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I just got myself a Model F origonal AT IBM keyboard!
Born on 05/06/85 It has never done a days work so is like new.
The sound and feel of the keys is like a Model M but lighter and snappier!
I love it.
It has the buckling spring mechanism but unlike the Model M boards that have the hammer hit a membrane this board uses capacitive switching like a Happy hacker! Or realforce.
Now it may not look as snazzy but I paid £11 for this compared to the £200+ each I paid for the HH and realforce.
If anyone can find one I would strongly recommend it!
I did notice that my Model M doesn't feel nearly as snappy as my M10. So the original AT keyboards before the Model M's were even better?
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I just got myself a Model F origonal AT IBM keyboard!
Born on 05/06/85 It has never done a days work so is like new.
The sound and feel of the keys is like a Model M but lighter and snappier!
I love it.
It has the buckling spring mechanism but unlike the Model M boards that have the hammer hit a membrane this board uses capacitive switching like a Happy hacker! Or realforce.
Now it may not look as snazzy but I paid £11 for this compared to the £200+ each I paid for the HH and realforce.
If anyone can find one I would strongly recommend it!
Nice

Though honestly I don't get why everyone says the model M needs a lot of force to press the keys, the two I've got are extremely light. Then again, I did get both of them unused, so that could be why.

Though how did you connect an XT keyboard to your PC? Did you get a signal converter from somewhere?

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Go with anything with either Cherry MX Blacks if its just for gaming, or with Cherry MX Browns if you will type on it as well.

The two best Cherry Black keyboards are the Steelseries 7G and DeCK Legend.

The best Cherry Brown keyboard is the Filco Majestouch w/ n-key rollover.

All of them cost over $100, but will last you for years as long as you don't smash them with a hammer or something.
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Nice

Though honestly I don't get why everyone says the model M needs a lot of force to press the keys, the two I've got are extremely light. Then again, I did get both of them unused, so that could be why.

Though how did you connect an XT keyboard to your PC? Did you get a signal converter from somewhere?



Go with anything with either Cherry MX Blacks if its just for gaming, or with Cherry MX Browns if you will type on it as well.

The two best Cherry Black keyboards are the Steelseries 7G and DeCK Legend.

The best Cherry Brown keyboard is the Filco Majestouch w/ n-key rollover.

All of them cost over $100, but will last you for years as long as you don't smash them with a hammer or something.
I'll throw in a vote for the blue Cherry Switch Scorpius M10. For general typing, and for playing games too, I suppose, its got an excellent feel.
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