A Mechanical Keyboard Journey: From Buckling Springs to Cherry MX Blue switches

I have been using Mechanical keyboards for years and I don't think I will ever switch to anything else. This is of course because in my personal opinion, the best keyboards available are those that come with mechanical key switches.

My keyboard of choice has always been my trusty (and nearly indestructible) IBM Model M with its fantastic Buckling Springs. It was built in 1986 and is still going as strong as ever. However, I recently decided that although I am very content with my beloved Buckling Springs I wanted to give another mechanical key switch a try.

After reading the various never ending discussions my colleagues over at GeekHack have had on the subject and a few mechanical key switch reviews elsewhere on the Internet, I decided that I wanted to get something that used Cherry MX Blue switches. The fact that GeekHack's polls pitting the Buckling Spring switches versus the Cherry MX Blues were consistently neck and neck also helped seal the deal for me.

I ended up purchasing a FILCO Majestouch Tenkeyless Tactile Click "Otaku" keyboard from EliteKeyboards and have been using it exclusively for the past few days now.

I am rather pleased with the FILCO Majestouch Tenkeyless. It is an excellent keyboard and the Cherry MX Blue key switches seem to be fairly comparable to the Buckling Springs with a nice solid "click" to it which is what I was hoping for.

Filco Keyboard Cherry MX Blue switches


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