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Doug Clark

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Greatest keyboard of all time?
« on: January 02, 2020, 05:49:55 am »
The one in the photo was built Sep 1993, and is hooked up to my ASUS/AMD system via a PS/2 to USB convert that runs through a USB KVM switch.

I am partial to the IBM Model M, as is the Linus Tech guy -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7wmMZmMinM.

I get parts for mine at www.clickykeyboards.com

If you are partial to the older Model F you might be able to pick up a new modern one from https://www.modelfkeyboards.com
This guy is "Bringing back the classic buckling spring keyboard, built to last for decades but out of production since the 1980s, for a short production run ending soon!"   He is building the F62 Model F – Kishsaver and the F77 Model F.  I don't like the keyboard layouts of the Model F, but you can get customization of the key layouts so that it comes close to the Model M.

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Re: Greatest keyboard of all time?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 02:01:13 pm »
Unicomp has been manufacturing buckling-spring keyboards for many years, and continues to do so, including model M layout models. They also do special orders for specific IBM models, apparently.

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Re: Greatest keyboard of all time?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 04:30:30 pm »
If you are partial to the older Model F you might be able to pick up a new modern one from https://www.modelfkeyboards.com

The URL has been sent to https://curlie.org/en/Computers/Hardware/Peripherals/Keyboards/

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Re: Greatest keyboard of all time?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 06:26:46 pm »
Sergy - I didn't know curlie existed.

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Re: Greatest keyboard of all time?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 08:16:40 pm »
I'm a fan of Cherry ErgoPlus MX 5000 Keyboards (with MX 5700 Numeric Keypad) like in https://www.geek.com/chips/cherry-mx-5000-auction-1491235/. It cured me from RSI (repetitive strain injury) and so I understand why people are willing to spend such an insane amount of money on such ancient keyboards.