Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2017 17:29 UTC

You may not know the Model F by name, but you know it by sound - the musical thwacking of flippers slapping away. The sound of the '80s office. The IBM Model F greeting the world in 1981 with a good ten pounds of die-cast zinc and keys that crash down on buckling metal springs as they descend. It's a sensation today's clickiest keyboards chase, but will never catch. And now it's coming back.

I used several of these growing up, and I've come to understand I'm the only one who didn't - and doesn't - like mechanical keyboards one bit - I find them tiring and way too loud. I want the thinnest possible keyboard with the shortest possible travel while still having a decent, satisfying, but very quiet click. I find Apple's Magic Keyboard is the exact right keyboard for me, but I also know I'll be one of the very few, especially on a site like OSNews.

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It's okay Thom
by uridium on Fri 21st Jul 2017 06:00 UTC
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It's okay Thom. It's like cars. We can't all drive Prius's.

I'm a basher and adore rattling away at over 110wpm on long-reach model-M's and F's and more modern unicomp's.

Honestly.. I despise the slim apple rubbish and hate choosing laptops these days because they just don't have enough travel. I used a slim apple keyboard and managed to wear it out and kill it within a month.

One of my mates has massive dabs and can't even use them so an external keyboard that's a model-M is where it's at.

You say Potatoe ..I say tomato ;) We all like different things.

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