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Here is a 1599.00 Keyboard. No Joke.



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now i got to be the boo man i guess, the g15 i got (old version) i prefer over any other keyboard because of the simple fact that i can see all my temps on the little lcd, i can also see all the folks in teamspeak or ventrillo channel, i dont care if a keyboard looks plain or not, this is the function i bought this keyboard for, the simple fact that its a long lasting and very funtional keyboard, it cost me about 70 bucks last year, so i dont think its a waste if you need those functions. so the 70bucks saved me minimizing the game.

the point of those keyboards (mechanical) is more the daily typing not gaming in my opinion, but everyone has their preferrence.

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Hey that's great for you then . I'd actually like to have a little gadget on my desk with just that LCD and a few buttons myself.

Hrm....maybe whenever my girlfriend switches keyboards I'll harvest the LCD and circuitry out of her G15 and make one.
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I have one of those in my garage Bout to check it out!
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I bought a scissor key keyboard and love it. The Enermax Cesar. Rated for 1 million button presses and looks quite handsome. I type a lot faster with it too cause of the short throw of the keys. Have to get a hold of one of those mechanical key ones though at some point just for kicks, see whether I like it or not.
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I wish the IBM model m didnt have to weigh a ton, then I would sell the one i have lying around

I <3 backlit keys though =(
 
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I wish the IBM model m didnt have to weigh a ton, then I would sell the one i have lying around

I <3 backlit keys though =(
What's the model number on the back? If it's a 1390120 I'll take it off your hands.


And you know, you can always mod the backlighting in yourself
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What's the model number on the back? If it's a 1390120 I'll take it off your hands.


And you know, you can always mod the backlighting in yourself
The only one i can find right now in my Dell one, made by Lexmark

Manufacture date: 04-14-92

part no: 1397651
id:5041087


this thing was originally pretty yucky.. but then i took out all the keys and cleaned out every single speck of dirty and dust and now it looks brand new its missing 1 keycap though (F4) i put a home one there cause i got almost another whole set of those caps

also got a disgusting black 1989 real IBM model M im too scared and lazy to clean
 
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doh, lol

Well either way I bet if you cleaned the other one up you could probably sell them on ebay for at least $30+shipping each. People who like those boards (like me!) actually like how heavy it is and don't mind paying the shipping cost to get it
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whats the difference between that dell and the Model M anyways? they seem almost identical, I've done a little research on the history of this solid keyboard but that was a while ago


I bet i could love this keyboard if I gave it time, but I love my G15 too much
 
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whats the difference between that dell and the Model M anyways? they seem almost identical, I've done a little research on the history of this solid keyboard but that was a while ago


I bet i could love this keyboard if I gave it time, but I love my G15 too much
Basically its just build quality. IBM > Lexmark > Unicomp. Not that either Lexmark or Unicomp is bad, they just aren't as good as IBM. You know, thicker plastic, heavier metal base, that kind of stuff.

Why don't you like, mod the G15 screen and extra buttons into the Model M? And maybe dye it. Then you'd get the best of both!
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