Model M Key Cap Replacement
Andrew M Hoerter
amh at pobox.com
Sun Jun 5 11:01:14 CDT 2016
On 6/5/16 7:33, Liam Proven wrote:
> Yes, I believe there are Model-M clones with them. However, one friend
> bought a Unicomp type clone "Model M" clicky keyboard and both he and
> I were very disappointed with its build quality.
I have a couple of buckling-spring Unicomps as well as IBM model M's,
and while I would agree that the IBM version is more heavily built, I
think the Unicomp is of reasonable quality. At least for people who
don't plan to use it as a deadly weapon.
It would have been nice if they had made the cable detachable though.
Also, I'm not sure it's fair to call Unicomp a "clone", as I understand
it they were either an OEM for IBM, or acquired the production assets
from them, or something along those lines. Pretty close to the real
thing in my view.
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