|New Mac-ready USB Keyboard for my home office(click for larger photo)
My (physically) largest Christmas present, above, is basically the grandchild of the the original IBM Model M keyboard, the classic quality PC keyboard. (I still own two classic Model M units, with each with a PS/2 connector and no annoying Windows keys.)
Differences compared to the Model M aside from the color include that it has a USB connection (not PS/2) and plays well with my Mac computers.
My favorite quote on the IBM Model M is from a co-worker:
"... the type M is also incredibly sturdy. My personal feeling is that if you can't use your keyboard as a weapon to defend against home invaders and still have it work as a keyboard afterwards, it's obviously not a good design."One down side: I need to lower my desk to offset the height of the unit. It was at a borderline height before, and this makes it uncomfortable.
One other downside: If I take it to work, my co-workers may kill me because of the noise it makes.