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Offline wsjudd

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Unicomp Endurapro buckling spring keyboard review
« on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 10:08:28 »


The IBM Model M is one of the most iconic keyboards of the 20th century, with its crunchy buckling spring switches providing generous amounts of tactile and aural feedback. The keyboard remains well loved by some enthusiasts, but itís not exactly a practical choice in the 21st century; the few Model Ms in good condition are expensive, and most sport old connectors that require adapters to use on modern PCs. Thatís where Unicomp have stepped in, producing new keyboards with the same overall design and buckling spring switches, but with modern niceties like USB connections.

For this review, Iím looking at a uniquely retro variant, the Unicomp Endurapro, which has a pointing stick and a pair of mouse buttons (like Thinkpad laptops), which work in addition to your regular mouse. The keyboard is otherwise functionally identical to the Ultra Classic model, so you can consider this a review of that keyboard as well. Letís get started!

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Offline Cherry1990

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Re: Unicomp Endurapro buckling spring keyboard review
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 04 October 2014, 09:58:04 »
Do you think to import also US ANSI or other European layout also? I found UK one on your web site... :(
What is the difference with MX Blue? What is "better"?
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Re: Unicomp Endurapro buckling spring keyboard review
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 04 October 2014, 10:31:39 »
What is the difference with MX Blue? What is "better"?

WOAH woah woah. Question like that's mighty dangerous 'round these parts. :P

A cherry MX switch is nothing like a buckling spring, first of all.




Second, what's better is what you like more. While the clanging, snapping BS switches are undeniably satisfying, some people may like the more modest tactile click of a blue. Long-life and durability has been proven in both types of switches. Cheers  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sat, 04 October 2014, 10:33:19 by mogo »