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Which would you prefer on a blank-key filco tenkeyless?

Red wasd cluster
Blue wasd cluster
No wasd cluster
Red WSAD
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Red WSAD
Me too actually.

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how does the ibm model m compare to modern mechanical keyboards? i tried one for a few days and didnt really like it
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I'd say no Cluster, but it's a very personal thing.

On topic, I have bought Boyboyds Black Widow, which is less than a month old, as my intro into the Mechanical keyboard. I looked at the classifieds on GH, and was going to get a Das for £90~, then Boyd came to my rescue

I did want a Filco Tenkeyless, but £150 on something I may not like is a bit too risky, although if I do like it (I'm sure I will), I'll be moving to a Tenkeyless at some point.
    
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I'd say no Cluster, but it's a very personal thing.

On topic, I have bought Boyboyds Black Widow, which is less than a month old, as my intro into the Mechanical keyboard. I looked at the classifieds on GH, and was going to get a Das for £90~, then Boyd came to my rescue

I did want a Filco Tenkeyless, but £150 on something I may not like is a bit too risky, although if I do like it (I'm sure I will), I'll be moving to a Tenkeyless at some point.
Well i just bought one, so i'll let you know what i think. You know this, but i got cherry blacks, and not everyone likes them.

Also, mine was £138 not £150. pfft.
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Added on the cost of the Blank Keycaps?
    
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Maybe later. I'm not entirely sure how much money i've got right now. They usually have blank keycaps in stock though. Failing that, i'll just die my regular ones black. What's the worst that can happen?
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how does the ibm model m compare to modern mechanical keyboards? i tried one for a few days and didnt really like it
What specifically did you not like about it?
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how does the ibm model m compare to modern mechanical keyboards? i tried one for a few days and didnt really like it
Mechanical keyboards are a bit like food, or perhaps shoes: you will find some that you hate and some that you love. You'll also find some that you could go either way on.

So, it sounds like you discovered that you don't like buckling springs. Either that, or my other guess would be that it was a rubber dome version (a newer one). But this is why mechanical keyboards are great: unlike rubber dome keyboards, there's quite a good variety in terms of how it feels to use the keyboard.
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