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What are your favorite switches and boards?
I’ve been using a Steelseries 6Gv2 with Cherry Red silent switches for a couple years. It’s proven to be extremely robust, much more than other keyboards I’ve used that have worn out and/or stopped working.
Within the last week, I was finally able to get ahold of a Unicomp Ultra-Classic with buckling springs (pictured below). I’ve since relegated my Steelseries to be a secondary keyboard that sits at my workstation for when I don’t want to use loud keycaps, or when I have to type for much longer sessions. It’s also great for streaming or recording, as the clicks won’t register as loud on my microphone.
(Unicomp Ultra Classic)
The Ultra Classic is a near replica of the IBM Model M from 1984. Despite being a keyboard from 34 years ago, it’s still wildly popular in the mechanical keyboard community. And for good reason: buckling spring keycaps! They’re notorious for being loud and heavy, requiring much more actuation force than your typical membrane switches and clicking much louder than any other mechanical switch. Original models can be expensive, seeing as they’ve reached a somewhat antique status, so Unicomp’s keyboard is a much better, cheaper alternative if you ask me. In addition, it feels nearly identical to an original Model M.
Neither of my boards have backlit keys, because I personally find that money is better spent on build quality rather than lights when it comes to keyboards. I don’t mind a few LEDs here and there, though.
Let’s hear about yours!