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Where can I find the old school spring keyboards?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kantastic, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Kantastic

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    I want a keyboard to abuse but I don't want to do it to my Illuminated... so where can I find one of those old school el-cheapo spring keyboards? I smashed my old one so hard the space bar cracked clean in half... =x
     
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    You can get keyboards starting at $5 on Newegg. I'm abusing one right now.
     
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    Those old school keyboards were never cheap. Buckling spring keyboards always have and always will cost $50+
     
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    Hey Binge! Thanks for the info, I've been thinking that Buckling spring keyboards were the same as some of these newer mechanical gaming keyboards. Now, I feel like I must try out a mechanical keyboard. What would be your recommendation for a mechanical gaming keyboard? It's fickle but I like blue lights too. :toast:
     
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    Oh sorry, I didn't realize that you wanted a "spring" keyboard. All the cheapie keyboards are the cheap dome switch "membrane" ones nowadays. You'll have to cough up more for a spring one.
     
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    I don't even know if it was spring, all I know is the spacebar that broke had 2 springs and this metal tab thingie. I want one that makes loudass noises when key smashing, because noise usually means it's popping up as fast as it's going down.
     
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    Goodwill usually has a good selection for real cheap.
     
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    SolidTek 6600 uses ALPS White (Simplified) they are Tactile and Clicky. should make some noise and it's on sale right now the cheapest I have ever seen it :)

    you can hear it, the Unicomp Customizer Binge posted and some others in this video.
     
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    The customizer will be the loudest/longest lasting keyboard you'll ever own.
     
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    Keytronic kb's take a good amount of abuse. They're about the closest thing you are looking for.
     
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    Why? Just why? There's already plenty of info in this thread that tell the OP exactly what kind of keyboard he's looking for. Keytronic kb's have been dome membrane keyboards for a while now. They are no more durable than your average Dell keyboard, and they are far less durable than buckling spring/mechanical.
     
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