I have original IBM rubber dome Ms and I was wondering how an old RD feels compare to a new one.
So I ordered a spanking new Unicomp Quiet Touch Ultra Classic.
The difference in feel between a 20 year old RD M and this new Unicomp is next to none. I say the Unicomp QT is the closest cheap thing to buy to get a sens of what a 55g Topre would feel like without trying one. The sound is a bit different though. The Unicomp QT is a bit louder.
This is my first Unicomp in years. The fit and finish of my old ones are better than the new unit I just got.
The new one is more plasticky, the edges are sharper and above all, there is some sort of plastic distortion on the spacebar that we can see and feel.
I'm going to send a note to Unicomp Customer Service and see if I can get a replacement Spacebar.
I'll round the sharp edges with a soft sand paper. No biggie.
This message was written with the QT and this is honestly one of the most rewarding typing experience for the price :-)