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post #1491 of 36883
Add an IBM Model M2 w/ buckling spring switches to my list please..

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And here's my list... again rolleyes.gif :
  • Filco tenkeyless "Otaku" w/ MX brown
  • Filco tenkeyless w/ MX black
  • Filco tenkeyless w/MX blue
  • ABS M1 w/ black Alps switches

Edited by reaper~ - 1/22/11 at 4:21pm
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post #1492 of 36883
Ah, the notorious M2. Known for dodgy capacitors, and equally dodgy keycap stabilizers.

Nice keyboard though biggrin.gif
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post #1493 of 36883
^ You know, so far I haven't come across any of the problems..

*knock on wood*

And hopefully it'll remain that way (this particular board came from iMav's possessions, btw). But now that I have it, I can see what all the commotion is about. biggrin.gif
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post #1494 of 36883
What's the difference between the Model M(1?) and the Model M2?
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post #1495 of 36883
Oddly enough, there was a Model M1, which was the same thing as the M2, but sold as a retail unit as opposed to being bundled with IBM PCs (specifically the PS/1 and PS/ValuePoint)

The M2 is substantially different to the standard Model M design. It was effectively an attempt at a low cost buckling spring keyboard - they got rid of the steel backplate, and curved key positioning (the M2 is completely flat, it has no attempt at sculpting like most keyboards do), and used lower profile keycaps. The case snaps together instead of hooking together at the front and secured at the back with bolts like the Model M, and large keys use plastic stabilizers instead of metal ones on just about any other keyboard ever. Ultimately however, they cut too many corners. The build quality is a bit dire, even leaving aside electronics issues.

They use the same style of buckling springs, but due to being mounted in a different case style, they feel a bit different to type on than a regular Model M design. They're louder too given that the sheer bulk of a traditional Model M absorbs some of the excess sound.
Edited by ch_123 - 1/22/11 at 5:00pm
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Das ultimate

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post #1497 of 36883
Quote:
Originally Posted by XxG3nexX;12107224 
Das ultimate

Brown or blue switches?
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post #1498 of 36883
joining the club smile.gif

my keyboards;

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Razer blackwidow
Steelseries 6gv2
Cherry g84 4100

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post #1499 of 36883
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakageta;12103571 
Ooh, if you feel like updating mine, I picked up a second mechanical...

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PLU ML-87, with mx browns.

That keyboard.. so.. sexy...
Where did you get that? Do they have any MX Blue keyboards?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shnur;12107318 
Brown or blue switches?

blue
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