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Oh I know, I'm just saying to try and take the info and use your current knowledge of keyboards to come up with a general idea for yourself.
Haha! Its limited, I mean all I've ever owned was a couple of cheap random keyboards and now a Saitek Eclipse II. I'll definitely research more. Do you think that I can buy one off here used? Or is that 35 rep quota still blocking me? >.>
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Haha! Its limited, I mean all I've ever owned was a couple of cheap random keyboards and now a Saitek Eclipse II. I'll definitely research more. Do you think that I can buy one off here used? Or is that 35 rep quota still blocking me? >.>
Nah you can buy even with 0 rep if you find someone selling one, you just can't post a "wanted" thread saying that you're looking for one.

You can check geekhack and ebay too though. A lot of people, myself included, started by buying really cheap mechanical keyboards with the switch types I wanted to try. What's nice about doing it is that you can always resell any boards you get for the same price you paid for them, in case you don't want to keep any. A lot of those old ones have funky layouts but since this would be a "switch finding mission" that shouldn't matter.
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You can get SDL cables from Unicomp's online store. If you call them up they can probably hook you up with 4 replacement keycaps too. The only catch is that they only have the 1-piece caps.

If you find that you REALLY like the board, they also offer a complete refurbishing service for $30, where they replace all 101 springs with new ones.
Lol I am a big fan of the Model M I have 6 others

May look into unicomp but the shipping to the uk is going to be the killer
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get someone in America to ship one to you.
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Nah you can buy even with 0 rep if you find someone selling one, you just can't post a "wanted" thread saying that you're looking for one.

You can check geekhack and ebay too though. A lot of people, myself included, started by buying really cheap mechanical keyboards with the switch types I wanted to try. What's nice about doing it is that you can always resell any boards you get for the same price you paid for them, in case you don't want to keep any. A lot of those old ones have funky layouts but since this would be a "switch finding mission" that shouldn't matter.
Ah yeah darn :| Right now I'm sitting at this:

Item Subtotal: $135.00
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Promotion Applied -$20.25
Before Tax Total: $114.75
Estimated Tax: $0.00
Order Total:$114.75

For this: http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-silent/
I mean I can always just return it and resell it... hrm...

EDIT: I pulled the trigger. Time to look for a job now Add me to the list as well!
Edited by thisispatrick - 5/24/10 at 8:39am
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lol, let us know how you like it
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lol, let us know how you like it
Will do obviously!
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From left to right - IBM Model M13, IBM Model F, SGI AT-101 (modded with Complicated Blue Alps switches), IBM Model M4-1, Filco Tenkeyless Otaku (with Blue Cherry switches), HHKB Pro.

I'm getting rid of the Filco and M4-1 when I get one of these -



It's a Dolch PAC network sniffer with an OEM Cherry G80-1800 with Blue switches.
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Ah yeah darn :| Right now I'm sitting at this:

Item Subtotal: $135.00
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Promotion Applied -$20.25
Before Tax Total: $114.75
Estimated Tax: $0.00
Order Total:$114.75

For this: http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-silent/
I mean I can always just return it and resell it... hrm...

EDIT: I pulled the trigger. Time to look for a job now Add me to the list as well!
Well, congratulations then! I know that you'll like it. I think you'll finally find using your keyboard to be fun.
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post #410 of 36844
Ordered.

Majestouch Tenkeyless Tactile Click "Otaku"

WASD for FILCO Majestouch
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