OMG a M 101. That was the first keyboard i ever used on a IBM PS2 80286 back in mid 1980s.
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The company then replaced those with Compac 386 and the NEW membrane boards. I still remember my reaction: "What - the - FUCK - is - this?" I went to the storage area, and collected two of the 101 Ms and stuck them in my desk, one to use with the Compac, and one as a back up. I wish I had collected all of them, probably around 50 with only about a years use and just kept them. But then again, who knew?
That Ducky is a great keyboard! I had the tenkeyless version with MX Silver switches for about 3 years before switching to an Apex Pro TKL.I'm excited, a pure white ducky one 2 SF is on the way to me. Went with the mx blue switches this time.
Current board is a leopold with mx brown.
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Made a considerable upgrade and moved on to a Smith + Rune Iron 165 Standard Edition in the Graphite colorway
Bamboo Leaf Spring Tactile Switches
GMK URSA keyset
Using a Microsoft Intellimouse Pro White Shadow as well.
After impulse spending so much on a keyset for this board on the secondhand market, I am so relieved that the pairing is working for me. Might take out an accent key or two and try it that way as well.
You're just gonna sit there and not mention those SA Laser caps?
Just got a ducky one 2 sf pure white and really enjoy it so far. Still using a g502 mouse. I went with blue switches this time since my last board had browns. Gotta love that click.
Some are really nice–had a laptop with some that I really liked. Also had a cheap Logitech kb that hurt my fingertips because the actuation force was too much and when it dropped I would bottom out.Serious question, not trying to troll.
Do you actually LIKE typing on those flat chiclet keys, or is it more of a choice out of aesthetics?
Personally I'd choose almost anything over one of those flat chiclet/island designs, including 90's rubber dome keyboards.
This is the primary reason I am still using a laptop from 2011. I can't buy one with a decent keyboard anymore. They are all these awful flat chiclet/island designs now.
Well, almost 3 years later and I'm still on the same Model M and same trackball. I'm not one for change, haha--especially when it's already perfect!
And come to think of it, it's been at least 8 years on this set (so 5 years before I started the thread) and prior to that it was at least 7 years on maybe this set or one of my spares of the same thing. And I guess if I want to go back even further, I started typing on the Model M in 1989 so that's what...30+ years. Damn I'm old.