Anyone have a Model M or a Kinesis board they want to let go? I'm in the market for one but I haven't found a great deal on one yet...
My current mechanical board is OK but it's got cream ALPS or knockoff ALPS, and am I the only one who thinks they're a bit stiff? I find my fingers feel tired and almost in pain after long typing periods. I'm thinking perhaps the board is just laid out in such a way that doesn't conform well to my ergonomic habits. the arrow buttons are weird, it has a trackball, etc... Datadesk Trackboard is a weird one, and I just couldn't quite get settled with it. I'm not sure if it's my desk or the board, so I'm back on my rubber dome Logitech EX 100 and wanting a new buckling spring board, or a mechanical ergonomic board.
Any help finding one is greatly appreciated, I have heard some members have Model M's laying around they might part with. PM me if so.
Thinking about saving one or two hundred for an advantage though, I'm worried my wrist pain might not get much better unless i get something more ergonomic, does anyone else have trouble that was alleviated with a good mechanical board, or suffer from wrist or finger pain because of any straight board???
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_
I never showed off my IBM F-122 (space unsaver) build on OCN.List of mods:
-Converted to ANSI layout
-Tenkey converted to a more traditional layout
-Print screen, scroll lock, and pause keys relocated to F22-24
-Esc key moved to left most side of keyboard
-Media keys programmed to left F1-F10
-Converted to USB & made compatible with modern computers via a Teensy 2.0 and Soarer's Converter CodeThe board pre-mod:
Keyboard of the month material if I do say so myself.
Dude, no mention after your post that I saw? Perhaps I missed it, awesome job! Do all your keys have a function now? Do you have any links to this conversion? I want a Model M so badly but I also want extra keys to map and I've considered converting one of these but I'm not sure how involved it is. I can handle most things this side of engineering my own circuits, which could be possible too if it's not really advanced. I'd appreciate any info and feedback on the board, how do you like it?
Originally Posted by cytoSiN
Aside from a few small, stubborn stains, she's good as new more than 22
3 years later
Looks clean! I wish I had one.