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Any suggestions on a keyboard that is fairly common and has Cherry MX blue switches or buckling springs? Been looking at the Scorpius M10 but I can only seem to find an overseas provider for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Any suggestions on a keyboard that is fairly common and has Cherry MX blue switches or buckling springs? Been looking at the Scorpius M10 but I can only seem to find an overseas provider for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"></div>
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elitekeyboards.com ships their boards to europe, but the boards cost double what the Scorpius does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br>
For BS, did you try ebay.co.uk? They've got <a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?campid=5337413396&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%2Fitems%2F%3F_nkw%3Dmodel%2Bm%2Bkeyboard%26_sacat%3D0%26_trksid%3Dm270%26_odkw%3Dmodel%2Bm%26_osacat%3D0" target="_blank">several Model M's listed</a>.<br><br>
You can also ask for those boards in the marketplace on <a href="http://www.geekhack.org" target="_blank">www.geekhack.org</a>. There are plenty of people there in Europe that might have what you're looking for, and I'm sure most of the American guys there won't mind overseas shipping either.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">There's nothing special with those model Ms, they just have extra keys that were used back in the days of the S360 terminals and what not. If you're looking to get one, make 100% sure it has a PS/2 connector. Some of them have the old RJ (telephone/ethernet) style plug that plugs into those old terminals, and those models won't work on a PC. And yes you'll be able to program the extra keys with Autohotkey to do whatever you want.<br />
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For $50 you can get practially any older keyboard on ebay except the rare ones (like the Cherry Ergo Plus or Model M Mini). For new keyboards you're limited to the Scorpius M10 and ABS M1 (see first post for links).<br />
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</div>Hmm, I'm actually <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">wondering if I can</span> trying to increase my budget <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">to</span>. Was looking to get those Cherry blue's, sound perfect for what I need. Was looking at <a href="http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=filco_keyboards,majestouch_87key&pid=fkbn87mcnpek" target="_blank">this</a>, actually <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />. Quite far from $50 but if it'll last 15 years, why not?
 

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we should make a clicky keyboard club <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Judasdoh: Indeed we should. What part of Michigan are you in?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Judasdoh: Indeed we should. What part of Michigan are you in?</div>

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</div>grand rapidsss <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> you?<br />
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<a href="http://www.overclock.net/computer-peripherals/538389-clicky-keyboard-club.html#post6660969" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...ml#post6660969</a>
 

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Between Howard City, Sand Lake and Greenville (Triangulate)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">we should make a clicky keyboard club <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Some people like non-clicky mechanical keyboards, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Some people like non-clicky mechanical keyboards, too.</div>

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</div>i have failed you all...<img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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sorry, can i change titles of threads?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Hmm, I'm actually <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">wondering if I can</span> trying to increase my budget <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">to</span>. Was looking to get those Cherry blue's, sound perfect for what I need. Was looking at <a href="http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=filco_keyboards,majestouch_87key&pid=fkbn87mcnpek" target="_blank">this</a>, actually <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />. Quite far from $50 but if it'll last 15 years, why not?</div>

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</div>That's the spirit <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />.<br />
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I'm using that one myself too. Well, I actually got the lettered one and bought the blank keycap set separately to keep the lettered set looking new. The only thing that sucks is that when buying the separate keycaps they don't have the matte finish on them, that only gets applied after they've been mounted to a board. So they are shiny. I guess it's kind of like buying pre-worn jeans, lol.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">we should make a clicky keyboard club <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Good idea, and it looks like you already started a thread I haven't seen yet.<br />
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To change the title hit "edit" then "advanced".
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">That's the spirit <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />. <br />
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</div>oh thanks dude <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <3
 

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Decisions, decisions...The new tactile Deck boards sound absolutely superb. I'm not too hooked on the click, but tactile is a must for me. Their price...well, it's about $30 more than I wanted to pay, especially since they're damn near encroaching on Realforce territory. I do enjoy backlighting, and Deck does seem to have nailed that part perfectly what with individual LEDs, very adjustable brightness levels, etc. but I'm not sure if I really like backlighting that much. If I don't go that way I'll be going Filco, but I really do like the look of those new tactile Deck boards.
 

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DO NOT WANT PS/2<br />
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<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8147534.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8147534.stm</a>
 

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</div>That is an interesting bit...but...<br />
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If anyone were to go through the trouble to buy/steal the equiptment and then find an unobtrusive location to mount said equiptment around my home...they would be much better served to kick the front door down and rifle through my private papers, steal my computer and any other valuables that might be laying around. I (and this goes for me only) am not going to worry about using a PS2 keyboard for now. <br />
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Thanks for the heads up though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Decisions, decisions...The new tactile Deck boards sound absolutely superb. I'm not too hooked on the click, but tactile is a must for me. Their price...well, it's about $30 more than I wanted to pay, especially since they're damn near encroaching on Realforce territory. I do enjoy backlighting, and Deck does seem to have nailed that part perfectly what with individual LEDs, very adjustable brightness levels, etc. but I'm not sure if I really like backlighting that much. If I don't go that way I'll be going Filco, but I really do like the look of those new tactile Deck boards.</div>

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</div>Yeah, I can't believe they increased their prices this much, the <i>only</i> thing they've got over other boards is backlighting. And backlighting is not worth ~$60 IMO. Especially with that terrible font <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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</div>Yeah, well. Like propnut said, there are still much easier ways to get private data than that.<br />
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Besides, if you're really that worried, just splice your PS/2 cable and shield the ground wire. Or hook up something that generates square waves in the 10kHz-16.7kHz range and you're golden.
 

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I am still grumbling about Deck to my wife...I was all set to plunk down my 129.00 (even after they upped the price from 119.99!!) and then they boosted the price another 60.00!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, I can't believe they increased their prices this much, the <i>only</i> thing they've got over other boards is backlighting. And backlighting is not worth ~$60 IMO. Especially with that terrible font <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"></div>
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Well, they also use Cherry white switches which (from what I've been reading) sound like the perfect switches for me. Cherry browns sound too light, blacks lack that tactile feel, and the blues might be a bit too loud with their click. If Filco had a board with Cherry white switches (not the tenkeyless Zero board) below $130 I'd buy it in a heartbeat. As it stands I'm still pretty damn torn, and my birthday is two weeks away (I could just buy the board, but I need to have something easy for my wife to buy, and there's no way in hell I'm letting her shop for CPU coolers).<br><br>
I also wish Filco would release a keypad that used Cherry blacks. That would be perfect to use as a gamepad while I could still have a nice tactile feedback keyboard.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, they also use Cherry white switches which (from what I've been reading) sound like the perfect switches for me. Cherry browns sound too light, blacks lack that tactile feel, and the blues might be a bit too loud with their click. If Filco had a board with Cherry white switches (not the tenkeyless Zero board) below $130 I'd buy it in a heartbeat. As it stands I'm still pretty damn torn, and my birthday is two weeks away (I could just buy the board, but I need to have something easy for my wife to buy, and there's no way in hell I'm letting her shop for CPU coolers).<br><br>
I also wish Filco would release a keypad that used Cherry blacks. That would be perfect to use as a gamepad while I could still have a nice tactile feedback keyboard.</div>
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I actually convinced a friend of mine to buy a good keyboard, and he bought a tactile Deck. He loves it, and can't stand anything else anymore. I wish I could suggest another keyboard with the white Cherry switches, but I don't know of any.
 

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Well, I've been using the cherry brown for a few days now; I'm chiming back in to share an observation. I've been enjoying the keyboard, but I don't think I really noticed how big of a difference the keys really made until I came into the office today. I got back on the MSN4k that I have at my desk at Cisco and started working. After awhile, I thought to myself, man, what is up with the keyboard today, the keys feel kind've mushy...and then I realized what a difference the Filco had made.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I actually convinced a friend of mine to buy a good keyboard, and he bought a tactile Deck. He loves it, and can't stand anything else anymore. I wish I could suggest another keyboard with the white Cherry switches, but I don't know of any.</div>
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I got some mess-around time on my friend's Steelseries 7G, and after that I know I have to get a mechanical switch keyboard. The white switches sound just perfect, but if need be I suppose I could "make-do" with browns or blues.
 
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