The last primary keyboard I’ll use in my life might be the IBM Model M. It’ll probably last me the decades to the day that keyboards should become obsolete. – Kheng Meng, 2018
I just had to start my blog post with that self quote ^^^ but I’m pretty confident it’ll hold true for me. I have owned several keyboards so far and I have to say the Model M with its legendary buckling-spring switch is the one that fits my needs perfectly for the foreseeable future. This blog post was indeed also written on the Model M.
From top-left anti-clockwise:
|Unicomp||Spacesaver 104 Black||20 July 2011||Membrane Buckling Spring|
|Unicomp||Spacesaver 104 White||8 June 2016||Membrane Buckling Spring|
|IBM||Model F XT (variant for IBM 5155 Portable)||Some time in 1984||Capacitive Buckling Spring|
|IBM||Model M||19 May 1987||Membrane Buckling Spring|
|Lexmark||Model M||3 Feb 1994||Membrane Buckling Spring|
|Filco||Majestouch MINILA Air||Some time in 2014||Cherry MX Brown|
Note that Unicomp has renamed the “Spacesaver” product line to “Ultra Classic”.