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iOne Scorpius M10 Mechanical key switch Keyboard USB + PS/2 black
Scorpius M10 is by far the best mechanical keyboard that you could get in today's market. This is a IBM classic keyboard with mechanical keyswitch. Perfect key clicking for those who enjoyed the old days IBM classic keyboard.
There's just something nice about the feel of a mechanical switch keyboard. The tiny snap you feel through your fingertips and the subtle click you hear confirms each keystroke. It's instant tactile and audible feedback for your keyboarding. Includes USB to PS/2 adapter.
this is a keyboard that will last you for ages...order them today!
IBM or compatible PC
Cherry Mechanical Key Switches
precision key clicking
Metal back plate
USB + PS/2 Interface
2,000,000 keystrokes life cycles
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30 of 32 found the following review helpful:
VERY POOR QUALITY!Dec 18, 2007
By Byoung Oh
This keyboard is built very poorly.
I opend up the keyboard right after I got the keyboard to see how it is inside.
The first thing I saw was splitted pattern that came off the PCB.
That is a result of over heating. Which means it was soldered by a unskilled employee.
Lead of some resistors were not properly cut.
Status LED was glued with hot melt glue because they have broke the patter while soldering.
Some keys are sticky probably due to over heating while soldering.
'C' key stopped working after just few hours of use and the reason was a broken pattern!
Space bar is very loud and harder to press if it is not pressed at dead center.
Status LED window is gray with while border. Very ugly on a black keyboard. The official picture show black window. Which suggests they just use whatever they have at time.
Only good thing about this keyboard is key switches made by Cherry.
Here are some picture I have taken. Writings are in Korean, but picture tell the story.
It may cost more to send it back for a replacement or refund than repairing problems myself unless the seller (ergonomic.com ) will also pay for return shipping.
19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Could have been a contenderApr 30, 2008
By Amazon Customer
What a shame this keyboard was so poorly made.I like most who bought this keyboard did it for the cherry key switches.Unfortunately after a short time the #3 key became intermittent and now recently many of the keys have failed.So unless you're looking for a fifty dollar doorstop avoid this product at all costs.
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
cheap labor= poor qualityJan 21, 2008
By Amazon Customer
The Cherry switches are great, but the assembly is poor. The strain relief on USB cable was joke, it required super-glue to hold it in place. Then the left arrow key was intermittent, the result of a bad solder joint and lifted trace off the PCB, which required a jumper wire to be installed to reconnect the lead of the switch to the circuit. The entire board is filled with bad solder joints and wire jumpers right from the factory. I love the tactile feel of the keys but I don't think the keyboard will survive to see a fraction of the 2 million cycles the Cherry switches are rated at.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Worked great for about 10 monthsJun 17, 2009
Looking for the feel and sound of the old IBM keyboards, I found this one 11 months ago. It has worked flawlessly until about a month ago - which means it lasted me 10 months. Now the the number keys are having issues. It doesn't matter if I use the number keys from the right side number pad or use the number keys across the top of the letter keys. The really bad ones are the numbers 4 and 9.. sometimes I have to press the 4 or 9 five or six times before it will work. Number 1 is almost as bad. Number six won't work at all. Also having the same issues with the letter R. If you don't mind having to get a new keyboard after about 10 months, then this one will do ya. Otherwise, avoid it.
UPDATE: If you want a really good mechanical keyboard, do like I did. Go to your local Salvation Army-type thrift shop. Here where I am, it's called Gateway Rescue Mission. These kinds of stores always get old computers and accessories and they usually have some up and running for you to test. Look for an IBM Model M keyboard. There will be a sticker on the bottom/back of the keyboard that tells you the model. These are the original bad boys of mechanical keyboarding! Paid FIVE BUCKS for the one I'm typing on right now. They are selling on eBay for $20 on up to $125. Good luck in your search for a good mechanical keyboard.. just do NOT buy this one.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Broken After 2 Years of Light Use - Poor Build QualityAug 25, 2011
I own 2 of these keyboards. The Caps Lock would no longer work on one of them after 2 years of light use. I took the keyboard apart and found that the solder connection was bad. I traced the lead and soldered a small insulated wire from the bad solder point to an adjoining point. It works again. The quality of the soldering on the board was poor as others have noted.
Also, the keyboard leg broke off on both of the keyboards! I repaired them with hot glue. Other than the poor quality of the product, the keyboard itself is great.
I also have a Das Keyboard which is more expensive but of higher build quality. I would spend the extra money for the Das Keyboard. Unless you enjoy solder and hot glue.
They now make a newer version called the "iOne Scorpius-M10Plus". Maybe the build quality is better. See it at ione-usa.com [...]
By the way, the keys make a very loud distinct "clicking" sound when typing. The keys have good feel. A find it hard to type on membrane keyboards after using mechanical keyboards. The "Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent" does not make a clicking noise and is not as loud, but is not silent. You can check the models out at the DasKeyboard.com website.
Here is a nice article about mechanical keyboards along with a GREAT video demonstrating the various mechancial keyboards. The video only played in Firefox for some reason. "Mechanical Key Switch Keyboards Demystified" at hothardware.com:
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