IBM Buckling Spring Keyboard

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The IBM Buckling Spring keyboards are widely regarded as the best keyboards ever built. They were designed to emulate the feel and sounds of an IBM Selectric typewriter, and were bundled with every IBM PC (AT, XT, PS/2) as well as IBM Terminals.

However, the Model M's PS/2 keyboard socket is an aging format, long since superseded by the all-purpose USB port. You need an active PS/2 converter to USB, a passive one will not work. The Model Ms are getting rarer and more expensive with every passing year. And that's if your keyboard is lucky enough to have a PS/2 socket: