It was only a matter of time before Bob picked up a new mechanical keyboard. Do you rock a mechanical keyboard? If so, what’s your favorite? If not, what model keyboard are you using?
Still using my IBM Model M (early 1996) – https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_Enhanced_Keyboard#92G7453. No Windows keys, and plenty of resistance/clicky!
Awesome! I’ve used early IBM Model M keyboards. They are great! Nice board you have there!
I don’t understand the surge of mechanical keyboards. My son paid $250 for one. Back in the day, we couldn’t wait to get to quieter keyboards. I remember having the wife yell at me for keeping her up after she’d gone to bed. We actually used to hack keyboards to make them quieter.
Well, for me it’s about clearly registering what I type. $250 is a lot of money for a keyboard – but if it’s something that is being used daily, it might be worth it. (Similar to athletic shoes, I guess.) The brown switches don’t make too much noise, but give the tactile feedback that let’s me keep my eyes on the screen instead of on the keyboard.
I use the silver Apple keyboard. I type poetry fast on it.
Cool! I used this model for many years. Whatever works, right Alice? :D
German engineering makes this sound like a Das Keyboard, although I don’t know if they are actually German.
I have one with Cherry blue switches, and I use it at work. Most of the engineers have noisy keyboards and we’re all just used to it, I think.
Good point, Zan. I think the DAS is engineered in Germany but not made in Germany (I could be wrong, though). Now that I’ve switched to a mechanical keyboard, I can feel the difference. I prefer the mechanical keyboard.
Original IBM PCAT 84 Key. (with function keys down the left side as God intended.)
Nice, Jim! That’s a true classic!
Filco Majestouch 2 with Cherry MX Brown and Filco Majestouch 2 with Cherry MX Blue
I’ve heard lots of great things about the Filco Majestouch 2 – which one do you prefer Cherry switch-wise, Gabriel?
I like Blue switches for their audio feedback, but I doubt my coworkers likes them :) . Brown switches are ok, but their tactile feedback is a little to light for me, so I want to try “Clear” switches which, supposedly, have a better tactile feedback.
Regarding Filco, both keyboards have excellent build quality, in my opinion.
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard of the first generation (around 1998). Makes me type faster and more accurate than any working colleague I ever had.
Second guy in my office always complains, how loud it is. He’s right, but no other keyboard ever worked for me that good.