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"Clicky" keyboard
They still make them?
SEOMike

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 12:12 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I like my current keyboard but I miss the old "clicky" keyboards. Does anyone know of a company that still makes them? Any chance of getting an ergonomic one? I fell in love with the clicky keyboard on my IBM PC XT II and haven't had one since.

 

ken_b

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 12:16 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is there a software program that would generate a click from the newer keyboards?

phranque

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 12:17 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

those ps2 keyboards were designed for industrial applications and constructed with a steel chassis.
all pre-ergo and pre-usb.
everything made today is cheap plastic s(tuff).

tangor

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 1:10 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

You are looking for a SPRING LOADED keyboard. These were designed with 10,000,000 clicks MTBF. You can still find them, but you'll pay a pretty penny.

SEOMike

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 3:34 pm on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

You are looking for a SPRING LOADED keyboard.

Yeah! That's it! They are so hard to find. I've tried several different searches and can't seem to find anything. I keep getting results for the the musical keyboard. The hunt continues...

Is there a software program that would generate a click from the newer keyboards?

I miss the feel of it. There's just something about typing on that kind of keyboard.

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 5:19 pm on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Check out the Scorpion M10, I have two of them here. Not quite as good as the original Model Ms but a much better feel than others. If you want an original just try a [clicky keyboards] search for new old and used old units. Wikipedia has a good article on Model M keyboards that discusses the different features of each manufacturer's product runs.

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 5:19 pm on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I miss the feel of it.

Sure, sure ... but we know better. It's that click sound, isn't it? Let's be honest here. And I'll bet you still put a playing card in the spokes of your bike tire :)

It's hard to find a keyboard that isn't the more modern rubber dome switch and membrane type. I'm wondering if eBay might have something? Or better yet, go down to your local school/university or possibly even businesses that have been around for awhile ... walk in and ask them if they might have some old keyboards in storage that they know they will never use again and I'll bet you can turn up a few of the old spring-loaded models. However, you may have to find an AT converter.

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 5:25 pm on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Unicomp [pckeyboard.com] bought the patent from IBM on the spring loaded keyboards. They make them new!

I have 3 of the Customizer 104/105 (which have the Windows keys of modern keyboards), all USB interface. They are wonderful!

SEOMike

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 1:19 pm on Oct 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Jake, my hero! I'm ordering one today! Thanks so much!

wheel

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Msg#: 3771552 posted 4:22 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Awesome! Thanks Jake! That's exactly what I need for a gift for a friend.

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