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Well guys I posted in a work forum that I was looking for an IBM Model M mechanical keyboard a few days ago!

This guy got sent to me today! Its not a Model M but I think it may be a knock off?

Any ways its clicky and fun! But the question is..... Is it worthy?

What do you know about it? I can't find anything about it on the net!

You can't see it in the pic but the switches say Hitek on them.

And it works too btw!!!



Edited by killeraxemannic - 3/7/11 at 2:37pm
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I think I've typed on that on a school computer before, wasn't too bad.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I think I've typed on that on a school computer before, wasn't too bad.
It was from a school yes! I work for a school district!
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May I ask why you would want this? the second I see anything like it the first thing to come to mind is "SMASH!". That being said, I by no means have a nice keyboard, just one from the last couple years.
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Had one of those, back in the days.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TechRex View Post
May I ask why you would want this? the second I see anything like it the first thing to come to mind is "SMASH!". That being said, I by no means have a nice keyboard, just one from the last couple years.
Supposedly, mechanical keyboards are amazing to type on. I've typed on all kinds of keyboards that look exactly the same as that one, and they all felt like crap to me. Too much key travel, etc. I prefer keyboards to be as laptop-like as possible. Low key height is important as well.

To each his own... but that's why this is supposed to be a "good" keyboard - it's mechanical.
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May I ask why you would want this? the second I see anything like it the first thing to come to mind is "SMASH!". That being said, I by no means have a nice keyboard, just one from the last couple years.
Really?
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post #9 of 15
my dad had one of those back in the day too.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
Supposedly, mechanical keyboards are amazing to type on. I've typed on all kinds of keyboards that look exactly the same as that one, and they all felt like crap to me. Too much key travel, etc. I prefer keyboards to be as laptop-like as possible. Low key height is important as well.

To each his own... but that's why this is supposed to be a "good" keyboard - it's mechanical.
OK, that explains a lot. I like them low profile aswell. But I see where they are coming from.
Being a gamer, I would want sensitivity and fast response. But typing is quite a bit different.
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