Damn I love those keyboards. I have about 5 of them, starting from the IBM PS/2 model 70 I bought as an intern. I have one on my Fedora machine. I would love to use it every day, but I've gotten addicted to the MS split keyboards (even though the key action isn't in the same league). Plus the noise would drive coworkers crazy.
I even have a black one with a trackpoint (that no longer works).
But buying one of those keyboards new just seems...wrong, somehow. I keep getting this feeling that the only proper way to acquire one is to find it sitting in a pile of old computer equipment at a garage sale somewhere and buying it for five bucks.
Are you guys typing insane amounts that you find those IBM keyboards good?
As I've said before we had these in middle and high school and the only thing I remember about them isn't that they were comfortable or superior in any way to modern keyboards, but that the click sound drove me and everyone else in the library insane.
But I do hate that mice and keyboards have become full-fledged peripherals, often costing a few hundred dollars. That's just wrong.
/\ Hate to say this but that TRD gear leaver looks a bit like a sex toy. I'm almost ashamed about this but I'm using the exact same IBM keyboard posted up there. I love the overall feel of it and the clickity noises that it makes.
I need a new multimedia/gaming PC badly, but I'm trying to figure out how I can get the parts for cheap. I might be in the US at the end of May so I'm thinking of buying some stuff and brining it back.
Yup, all were from NCIX except for the Monitor which I bought from Bestbuy (I usually loathe those 'big-box' electronics store, but long hours earning minimum wage can make dealing with customer service a lot easier)