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by Reflotron
17 May 2019, 19:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry appreciation topic
Replies: 98
Views: 4195

Re: Cherry appreciation topic

I just picked this vintage Cherry MY-Board up, de-gunked it - and let me tell you: the sound, oh the sound: F.jpg Typing isn't too bad either. If it has to be an octopus then it's a seductive one! Nice dyesubs and built like a rock. C.jpg B.jpg D.jpg It has got those first generation MY switches. Th...
by Reflotron
02 Mar 2018, 11:14
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Do any of you use an old-school mouse as your daily driver?
Replies: 29
Views: 2450

What about an IBM Scrollpoint Pro (http://www.ibmfiles.com/pages/scrollpoint.htm) ? It's the first mouse that fits in my rather large* hands and built like an armored rodent that's clicky too. [*) Definitely not insinuating any political commentary here.]
by Reflotron
06 Feb 2018, 15:27
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

My issue with "vintage" or even slightly older computer mice is their low DPI. The past 5-10 years have seen an explosion in the size and DPI of desktop monitors resulting in distances on my screen that input devices 10+ years ago were never expected to cover unless you are looking at the high end ...
by Reflotron
06 Feb 2018, 11:04
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Hello everyone, I ultimately got an IBM Scrollpoint Pro (rev. 2), new old stock for ten bucks off of Ebay, as suggested in another thread here in the forum. The Ducky sure is a lovely animal (duck or mouse?) but I just couldn't justify the purchase when there was a nice clicky piece of IBM history w...
by Reflotron
27 Jul 2017, 17:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for an IBM SpaceSaver II
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Is it actually worth getting one of those? I received a used SpaceSaver II shipped from abroad a year ago, went through the hassle with customs etc. - but given its age and build quality it wasn't actually very usable. After some light use parts came off. The trackpoint wasn't very nice for modern r...
by Reflotron
26 Jul 2017, 22:35
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

I only had wireless MS-mice and they all died the same way: the cursor movement became more and more jittery, then the mouse would intermittently disconnect until it happened so often that it was basically unusable. Haven't had that experience with any other mouse. I'm actually using a cheapo "Speed...
by Reflotron
26 Jul 2017, 12:05
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

All the options you pointed out surely are nice and get the job done. But after a lot of googling and reading through reddit/forum posts it seems the mouse I imagined really does not exist. Even a $5 mouse is not completely useless, as is a rubber-dome keyboard. They move the cursor, even if they do...
by Reflotron
22 Jul 2017, 14:59
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Thanks for the suggestion. It has 5 buttons though, so it does not really fit the "plainness" required. The thing is I am using a lot of different systems and I just can't manage to configure correct button behavior for each of them. The main problem is accidentally hitting an additional button with...
by Reflotron
22 Jul 2017, 14:40
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?

So here's the story: I am writing this on a mechanical Keyboard from the 1990s that has outlived maybe 5-6 mice since its stay with me so far. Now my mouse seems to be dying again and I just can't stand to get another cheap device that would leave me in two winter's time. Why is it so relatively eas...
by Reflotron
21 Jun 2016, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A Reflotron/Marquardt board that's still weirding me out
Replies: 4
Views: 518

I have actually tried to use some old cherry caps I had with the Marquardt in the meantime - and that nearly broke the board. So I should have heeded your advice without experimenting... Small keyboards offer a bit more space on your desktop. Also, the travel of your right hand (lefthanders don't ha...
by Reflotron
11 Jun 2016, 10:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A Reflotron/Marquardt board that's still weirding me out
Replies: 4
Views: 518

A Reflotron/Marquardt board that's still weirding me out

Dear Deskthority, I have been lurking for quite a while now and figured I should finally get around to introducing myself so that I can take advantage of your vast knowledge of keyboard lore in a more active way :) . My keyboard story is one that is still weirding me out a little. I am a heavy-duty ...

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