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post #21 of 34
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Again, why do you want Cherry switches in particular?
Because the OCN ducky keyboards have them and thats what I really want.... But I don't want to spend $110 on something I don't like
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post #22 of 34
Oh right, you want a cheap Cherry board to test them out before splashing out on an OCN board? Unfortunately, Cherry switches don't last forever, and my experience with old Blue Cherry and Brown Cherry keyboards is that they get mushy with age. So buying an old one isn't really indicative of what are you going to get in a new keyboard.

I'd look it at it in terms of getting a cheap mechanical keyboard to use, as opposed to getting a cheap mechanical keyboard to test. The Model Ms are great, IMHO better than any Cherry switch keyboard. Dell AT101Ws are another alternative. Not as good as Cherry switches, but very cheap.
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post #23 of 34
Try ascaii's for sale thread, it's in the For Sale forums somewhere.
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Try ascaii's for sale thread, it's in the For Sale forums somewhere.
Saw that thread actually. He's not in the USA
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post #25 of 34
If you decide to buy a mechanical (after testing), get a Ducky from OCN or get a Das. Filco's aren't being sold anymore by Elitekeyboards.
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post #26 of 34
There's talk of a new distributor being set up in the US. There's also the Leopold keyboards will be sold by Elitekeyboards... sometime... or another...
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post #27 of 34
Buy the Adesso MKB-135B Pro

Plug it into the PS/2 port w/ NO adapters.

Finally answer the question: IS IT FULL NRKO?
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post #28 of 34
You can try some old mech keyboards on ebay, cost around $50.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Compaq+MX+11800

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=IBM+model+M

or check the For Sale section on this forum. Good luck!
post #29 of 34
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Buy the Adesso MKB-135B Pro

Plug it into the PS/2 port w/ NO adapters.

Finally answer the question: IS IT FULL NRKO?

YYYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!


Although you could have just looked it up.
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post #30 of 34
Do you have a Goodwill/Thrift store around you? That's where I found my keyboard.
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