I’m a big fan of old IBM keyboards. The one I’m currently using was manufactured in 1985.
OK, so what’s so special about them ?
Well, they’re tough for starter. Which is very important when you have kids 🙂
Second, they just feel GOOD. I’ve yet to find a modern keyboard with the responsive tactile feel of this oldie. It’s a joy to use.
Third, they just keep on working. As you may have noticed, the one I own is about 20 years old. And I can expect to be able to use it for YEARS to come.
Fourth, they’re dirt cheap. This one cost me only 1 poundsterling !
The downside ? Well, they’re quite hard to find 🙁 so if you’re lucky enough to found one – don’t let it go! Also they’re quite heavy; my friend joked that they’re created to be bulletproof.
And, some may find it a bit noisy, but to me the sound is very satisfying; like a classic typewriter. You just got to hear it for yourself.
Good luck to you in finding one.