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Buckling Spring

  • Clicky + Tactile
  • 65cN force
  • IBM
Found on the original Model M mechanical keyboards, buckling spring switches are loud, tactile, and require a high amount of force.

User Reviews

March 27, 2020
  • Gaming 3
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 6
The tactile and audible feedback make these a great typing experience. Not well-suited for gaming though. The switches are distracting for gaming in my opinion.
November 25, 2019
  • Gaming 8
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 8
The buckling spring keyboards have an amazing feel and sound, especially for typing. The metallic click sounds just as the keystroke is registered, reducing errors. For gaming, it's not got an n-key rollover, but that really doesn't matter, unless you're pressing 4+ keys at once. The model m is one of the best keyboards I've ever owned. So heavy, you could defend your house with it.
September 03, 2019
  • Gaming 3
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 8
Love them, the crunch, the feel, the sound... I can't ever see myself using it top play games... however, I can't ever look anotnher typing keyboard the same way now that I have experienced the IBM
September 02, 2019
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 9
The legendary IBM Model M and Model F series keyboards. If you wanted to see the true kings of technology in the 1980's, you would look no further than IBM, and these switches durability, feel and overall quality are a testament to everything that ma
June 02, 2019
  • Gaming 7
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 9
Probably the greatest switch type for pure typing. No MX-style switch, even the best, can reproduce the give-way of buckling spring and the perfection of the registration of the stroke matching the tactile/audible feedback perfectly. Model M's are
June 01, 2019
  • Gaming 9
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 10
One of the only switch technologies where tactile and audible feedback always coincide with the switch actuation. A simple and durable technology whether found on membrane (Model M) or capacitive (Model F, etc) boards.
April 04, 2019
  • Balance 6
I've never actually tried gaming with a buckling spring keyboard - but in my opinion there is no better typing experience than a buckling spring system. Now if someone would make a backlit TKL with buckling spring switches I would be very happy indee
December 19, 2018
  • Gaming 3
  • Typing 9
  • Balance 6
i'm not a typist, but i understand the fine inputs, and i agree that the typing experience is very fine, the total tactile feedback made my typing better, as some other tactile switches can have missed keystrokes. however, they're too sluggish to gam
October 24, 2018
  • Gaming 8
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 9
Amazingly satisfying feel and sound. Makes a person want to type more.
September 04, 2018
  • Gaming 5
  • Typing 10
  • Balance 9
Far and away the best experience
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