I would like to buy a new keyboard for my computer that is made like my favorite keyboard ever.
My favorite keyboard ever came with an IBM PC XT, and apparently was the Model F.
It looks exactly like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IBM_5150_Keyboard.jpg Except it says “IBM” in the little blank square on the left.
The things I love about it are the things wikipedia lists as downsides for the modern consumer: heavier than a laptop, check. Keyclicks are LOUD, check. The case is steel, the feet are cork. I call it the "murder-weapon keyboard), because it probably wouldn’t be damaged if you beat someone to death with it.
I’m using the present-tense there because I still own the thing. I got it out of my closet just now to admire it. I’ve owned it for over two decades, and it was old enough to drive when I bought it, and it still looks new. (Of course, I only used it for a few years after I bought it.)
Wikipedia says that somebody is still making the Model M, which replaced it around 1986, now with a USB connector for modern computers.
Now, I don’t want an adapter. I hear they make them, but I like having 12 function keys, and the “Windows Key”, and the separate cursor control keys some games use. I like the modern keyboard layout.
What I want is a modern 104-key windows keyboard that is made like my old 83-key IBM Model F. Steel case, weighs 3+ pounds, loud positive keyclick, and keys designed to last at least 100 million presses. A keyboard my grandkids might use, if they are old-fashioned enough to not use voice-control or a datajack in their brain. An industrial-grade lasts-forever-despite-abuse keyboard.
Does anybody make those?