My Saitek Eclipse II is on last legs. Been very good for the last 11 years but there's only so many times I can take it apart and having to learn to bang the "h" key three times to generate a letter... sigh. Everything wears out.
That said, I will be replacing soon. I miss the (have to bang the "t" as well) feel of mechanical ala IBM Selectric II/III and so asking if there are those using such and...
Which switch/spring are you happy with. This green, red, cherry blue, brown etc is new to me so some guidance is desired.
Of course I could go bang on keyboards at the computer store (and I will!) but that won't tell me real world experience on longevity. I do keyboards very seldom and always carry them from box to box when I find the right one.
This is not a brand query kind of question. Looking for realities of the different kind of mechanical switching out there for HARD USE approaching 2.5m words every quarter. Gotta have something that can take it.
I know I could just go cheap ($4 per keyboard) and all that, but a keyboard is so PERSONAL ... it is my connection to the screen.
Note, touch typist, up to 200wpm with excited with 99.2% accuracy, so responsive is required!
What switches will handle that kind of abuse?
Note: The saitek is not mechanical, has been "okay", and kept because it has other features (sound/mute/vol) which are also desired but not required. It is the words/coding which is important.