About IBM Model M
As future-focused and fast moving as the computer industry is, there are some cases in which it best to look to the past for hardware that looks, feels, and functions the way you want it to. While monitors, mice, and, of course, computers themselves have evolved rapidly over the past couple of decades, for many users, there has never been a keyboard that can compete with the IBM Model M. For computer users who spend a good deal of time typing and otherwise utilizing their keyboards, the Model M is uniquely beneficial. A mechanical system with a spring resides underneath each key, registering an unmistakable click with both the depression and release of typing. In addition to the sound, the patented IBM spring system provides a unique tactile sensation, so you can hear and feel your keystrokes, which improves both speed and accuracy. On top of all this, these are some of the most durable keyboards ever made, and the large inventory on eBay includes numerous Model M keyboard models, including those with cables that fit modern computers. Model M keyboards made after 1987 come with a PS/2 cable, but you can find refurbished Model M keyboards with adapters that allow you to plug them into a USB port.