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No, Key Tronic boards are rubber dome - but from what I hear, good quality rubber dome.
The school I tutor for uses key tronics, they are good quality rubber domes, almost like using a mechanical. They must be pretty resilient as far as rubber domes go to since the key tronics in the computer lab look pretty old, but they aren't mushy at all.
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Yay, my IBM model M from 1993 finally arrived today......I've honestly never typed on a mechanical keyboard like this in AGES and all I have to say is....this keyboard is pure sechs. Typing feels a lot better on this than mushy rubber domes. Only issue with it is that it seems to be missing 4 of the key caps, which I know I can get from that clickykeyboards.com site, but with shipping to canada and all it turns out to be really expensive (I contacted the seller on ebay to see if he still has them lying around....which I doubt it, but it was worth a shot anyways, hahaha). Oh well, maybe once my next paycheck comes in or something...because I blew my current one off on a 1080p monitor for a dual monitor setup.

One question though. How do the cherry blues (the clicky ones) compare to something like these buckling springs in terms of feel?

Also.....would it make me too much of a geek if I consider buying another mechanical keyboard like a filco? Now i'm curious about these cherry switch types as I've never felt them before. Which one would be the best value if I were to get it shipped to Canada?
The blue cherry switches are completely different from buckling springs. You only need to press down the switch about half-way, and it registers. The amount of force to actuate the switch is less than a buckling spring mechanism.
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Also.....would it make me too much of a geek if I consider buying another mechanical keyboard like a filco? Now i'm curious about these cherry switch types as I've never felt them before. Which one would be the best value if I were to get it shipped to Canada?
Yes it would make you a big geek! But don't feel bad about it, I've got 10 boards myself


And do you want the best value or the cheapest? Because the best value is a Filco, hands down. But the cheapest would be a Chicony KB-5181 - the only thing with the Chicony is that model was made with several different types of keyswitches, so unless the seller removed a key and took a pic you're gonna be gambling on what you get. The other option would be a Scorpius M10 (around $50-$60 USD), but it doesn't have the same construction as the Filco.
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My god this thread has made me want one of those Happy Hacking Pro IIs now. Along with Vcheese's (i think) keyboard dying thread. I sense a plan emerging... Now to track one down in the UK.
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zomg i love that last one till i saw the price!
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My god this thread has made me want one of those Happy Hacking Pro IIs now. Along with Vcheese's (i think) keyboard dying thread. I sense a plan emerging... Now to track one down in the UK.
tried getting some off vcheez and the shipping was bloody stupid. if you find a way let me know. im thinking getting some shiped to a us adress then forwarded from there
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Call around to just about every PC shop around where I live and no one has any old mech keyboards! I figured maybe 1 of them would but I was sadly mistaken.
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Call around to just about every PC shop around where I live and no one has any old mech keyboards! I figured maybe 1 of them would but I was sadly mistaken.
The easiest keyboards to find (used, at least) are IBM Model Ms and Dell AT101Ws.

It is getting more difficult to find old mechanical keyboards, as they are being thrown out, and are often ending up in landfills.

eBay is probably one of the best ways to find old mechanical keyboards, depending on the keyboard you want, there are several different places to find them new, if they are still being made.
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I just got myself a Filco "Otaku" and it's a bit disappointing. I spend $110 for a board that feels very much like the IBM but with less stiff keys.
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I just got myself a Filco "Otaku" and it's a bit disappointing. I spend $110 for a board that feels very much like the IBM but with less stiff keys.
That's what I love about it though, it's my favorite typing board (at least until they make a really light buckling spring).

Give it a week or so, maybe once your fingers adjust to it you'll like it better.
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