My new keyboard: Unicomp SpaceSaver 104

May 2011 ยท 2 minute read


Time for a new keyboard. I wanted a new keyboard, my old Logitech G15 was just disgusting to look at and a bit worn on some keys. I wanted a new keyboard, but with the old IBM Model M feel; in other words… buckling springs!

These keyboard are not made by IBM/Lexmark anymore, but I found a company called Unicomp, they are located in the states. Turns out Unicomp bought the rights/patents and tools for building the Model M keyboard; a.k.a buckling spring technology.

This keyboard is absolutely amazing, and I do not regret my purchase in any way. It’s not exactly the cheapest keyboard – but I find the price reasonable. All in all, if you are a programmer, or just a person who use a keyboard a lot, then you aught to get yourself a decent keyboard. The buckling spring technology is amazing. Also, the build quality is actually pretty good, it does not look particularly well built, but it is build to last! A tank in disguise. It’s a LOUD keyboard, makes the feedback even better, but not in a uncomfortable way in my opinion – guess I’ll hear from my neighbors sooner or later :D

If you want to make a purchase yourself then you can head over to Unicomp’s webstore.

Without doubt one of the best keyboard I’ve ever used! The feedback of the buckling spring keypads are second to none in my opinion.