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Ibm Model M vs Bluecherries

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For those of you who are on geekhack, i registered but didn't get any emails,does anyone know why?

I've been recently debating on two mechanical keyboards the IBM model M and the Rosewill rk-9000 which uses blue cherry switches. I need help choosing one.

The rk-9000
What I like:
Relatively Compact
Nice Clicky Sound
Looks really good
Black

What I dont like:
Costs more than the model m
Costs alot

Model M
What I like:
Super awesome Hacker look
Clickyness
The epicness of owning one.

What I don't like:
Worried about the sound, don't want to wake up others in my house
Its huge
besides having that hacker look, its pretty ugly.
post #2 of 3
Some thoughts on this -

1. Model Ms are far better built and are far more durable than any Cherry keyboard. Just another thing to consider.

2. While the buckling spring is louder than the blue Cherry in an academic way, they are both quite loud. I would find it very hard to believe that there would ever be a situation where someone isn't disturbed by blue Cherries, but is driven mad by buckling springs. On the flipside, the buckling springs make a less annoying noise - it's a more low pitched snap compared with the high-pitched plasticky noise that blue Cherries make.

3. You can get the Unicomp Spacesaver, which isn't much bigger than a regular keyboard in terms of width or depth, but has the same internal construction as a regular Model M.
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I just got a Blackwidow today in the mail, while it is loud it isn't like intolerably loud, if anything I am more bothered by the GTX480s in the background than I am of the keys clicking when I type.
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