Hello all, I am Trent.
I wanted to introduce myself, give a bit of background, and ask some beginner questions. So, I am new to the input device subculture since about two days ago. I saw an IBM Model M and something changed inside of me (lol)...
So, I've enjoyed clicky keyboards for a very long time, but have never been into the technical specifications of them, or modifications. For the longest time I had an offbrand AT keyboard that was clicky. I don't recall the model, but I do remember a weird feature of it was that it had F13-F20 keys. I spilled a bawls on it, and well that was the end of that one.
For the longest time, I have been using a Focus 2001 (FK-2001)
That is not a picture of mine, but it is the same model. It originally came with a plastic dustcover, but I hated it so I took it off of the keyboard. So, my dilemma is, am I using the god tier, or should I still shoot for an IBM Model M? Mine is a bit out of shape, but I am terrified of breaking it during a cleaning. What cleaning products do you use to make your clicky keyboards nice? What is your best resource to find clicky keyboards? Where would I go about looking to find replacement keys for my shift, alt, ctrl, and esc to pimp out the board?
So many questions, and I am sure that I will have to go ask these again on sub threads, but I just wanted to give a small introduction rant. This is a very cool board and I look forward to reading and writing on it!