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Author Topic: Das Keyboard II  (Read 1840 times)

easuter

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Das Keyboard II
« on: July 11, 2007, 02:41:32 pm »

I've recently been looking to buy/reuse an old keyboard similar to IBM's model M, but it seems to be impossible where I live. And the computer stores I've visited here don't stock any (and some don't know what buckling spring keyboards are...).

Anyway, I stumbled upon something interesting today, Das Keyboard II:

http://www.daskeyboard.com/

So besides the "clicky" design, it has no character labeling to increase typing speed (piano style!).

Pity about the pricing though, lol  :-X but it seems to be made to last ones entire career...

« Last Edit: July 11, 2007, 02:43:24 pm by easuter »
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Re: Das Keyboard II
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 02:53:14 pm »

Looks nice, the material has a texture that looks like very robust. But indeed, the price is too high.
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Re: Das Keyboard II
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 03:14:27 am »

Some time ago, I looked for cool high performance keyboards, and found pretty nice ones.
Unfortunately, all were far too expensive for my pocket.

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/images/kb_adv-blk720x471.jpg
http://www.pfusystems.com/hhkeyboard/images/lite2_us_sl.jpg



and here a collection of keyboards used by ratpoison users (probably the most keyboard fanatic community)
http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/keyboards/

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Re: Das Keyboard II
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 05:41:20 am »

You can get new-in-the-box Model M keyboards on eBay like this one:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-IBM-Replacement-Model-M-Clicky-Keyboard-NEW-NIB_W0QQitemZ160134700325QQihZ006QQcategoryZ74946QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If they don't ship to where you live, and you trust me, you could have it shipped to me and then I would ship it to you.  Or if you want that particular one that I just linked to, I could just buy it, have it shipped to myself, and then ship it to you and then you could owe me a beer or something.

The price would definitely be lower than the $90 for Das Keyboard.
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Re: Das Keyboard II
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 12:32:44 pm »

Right now I'm not getting anything (until I've finished working for the summer). Just doing "window shopping" for now ;) Thanks tomh38 for the offer
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