Good keyboards can improve productivity and reduce stress on your hands. Posted Wed Mar 12, Posted Tue Mar 11, 6: Posted Sun Mar 16, 4: Have one to sell? I have used Model M keyboards with integrated trackballs.

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The keyboards on early IBM PCs were heavy, had a great feel, and made a satisfying clacking noise when you typed, thanks leyboard the expensive “buckling spring” design for the switches.

I hate all these modern chicklet keyboards. Having a built-in trackball or trackpoint would be nice as well.

IBM Lenovo Ps2 Model Sk-8820 Wired Computer Keyboard

I really recommend the Clearly Superior Technologies trackballs like the PC-TRAC I posted a picture of mine in my other thread, linked above ; they’re a perfect match for the Model M, in appearance and in quality.

Luckily I’ve been able to keyboarv all the tough problems that render a PC completely unresponsive or, un-bootable.

My ebay adventures came after that trying to get a cheap board for work and I finally ended up with Topre, so far from cheap. It has assumed a role with only two purposes: Similar to the board in the below article I believe. Hardware in signatures clutters Google search results. Since you’re buying it new, you will have some price protection as most vendors will have decent return policies. The only difference is the number of keys.


I’ve been a big fan of the Model M keyboards for years. Free shipping and returns. Hama SL, Old stuff: You can try Alps and ebay cherry roulette, but if you like clicky, just get IBM Model M if you’re being cheap cost wise. The keyboard suddenly became less important around about the time that mouses started being commonly used. Please login or register. I would also suggest a Model M or Unicomp.

Best PC Keyboard: The Vintage IBM Model “M” Keyboard

The old buckling spring tech absolutely positively does give you the letter when you feel the click. Next time I’ll by a high end bare bones kit.

I completely forgot about the Omnikey that would be a killer beginner board! Save your money and get the DSI version. Function keys across the top, arrow keys in an kyboard T in the middle-right, a numeric keypad to the far right, Ctrl and Alt keys bracketing the space bar. The fact that it’s compact only cuts down on the right side of the keyboard right?

Suggestions for budget mechanical keyboard?

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Other offers may also be available. But, then again, if you enjoy using a keyboard, and it will last you for 25 years, almost any price is a huge bargain as far as I can tell.


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So now with a fast Windows 7 machine I have the cheap-ass bendy, squishy not the good kind of squishy between a girls legs either keyboard that is responsive but hard to type on, for several reasons like keys that move considerable from side to side, black harder to see key placements.

It’s easier on the wrists, less tedious and I like and want to use my vintage M and F keyboards more. Advanced search wanna switch? Like I said earlier, if they ever sell a ergonomic model, count me in. Also I have a viglen tw keyboard which although not fully mechanical still produces a clicky type kejboard on typing.

Houston, Texas, United States. I believe it uses cherry brown switches and I do like the feel a lot.