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Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« on: Sun, 30 September 2018, 23:10:04 »
Affirmative Unicomp 1225T 5250 Model M 122-Key PS2 Buckling Spring Keyboard


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(Presumably) like-new, rebranded Unicomp 122-key Model Ms for $49.95—or less, make them an offer—with free US shipping.

These work as-is with modern PCs with PS/2 ports; USB requires a cheap active PS/2-to-USB converter, like these.

=http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/category/PC122Unicomp's new M-122s are currently $105 + shipping. And these rebranded ones are $199 direct from Affirmative. So, such a deal!

As I post, 5 still available.
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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 October 2018, 17:41:34 »
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I'll give this one a miss :))
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 October 2018, 02:51:21 »
I'll give this one a miss :))

I'm sorry you're so far away from the rest of us, Mate—but certainly you must've had some idea what you were getting into.



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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 06 October 2018, 05:07:15 »
I'll give this one a miss :))

I'm sorry you're so far away from the rest of us, Mate—but certainly you must've had some idea what you were getting into.


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All I wanted to do was find a replacement for my NEC APC-H4100E something keyboard (acquired), and now I have even managed to repair the NEC keyboard with parts sourced from here, amassed a small collection of Model M keyboards, about a dozen more keyboards, more keycap sets than I can remember, dozens of artisans, and had a lot of fun in the process :D
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 08 October 2018, 01:46:33 »
All I wanted to do was find a replacement for my NEC APC-H4100E something keyboard (acquired), and now I have even managed to repair the NEC keyboard with parts sourced from here, amassed a small collection of Model M keyboards, about a dozen more keyboards, more keycap sets than I can remember, dozens of artisans, and had a lot of fun in the process :D

You beauty! (Don't worry, I'm not getting fresh w/Rowdy; that's just a way they say "Great!" Down Under.)

Since you have what you need then, it's an advantage living down there where you won't end up buying a bunch of extra stuff online just for the sake of buying it—a common affliction here in the West.  :?P
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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 08 October 2018, 20:47:41 »
All I wanted to do was find a replacement for my NEC APC-H4100E something keyboard (acquired), and now I have even managed to repair the NEC keyboard with parts sourced from here, amassed a small collection of Model M keyboards, about a dozen more keyboards, more keycap sets than I can remember, dozens of artisans, and had a lot of fun in the process :D

You beauty! (Don't worry, I'm not getting fresh w/Rowdy; that's just a way they say "Great!" Down Under.)

Since you have what you need then, it's an advantage living down there where you won't end up buying a bunch of extra stuff online just for the sake of buying it—a common affliction here in the West.  :?P

I might have what I need, but getting what I want is another matter.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 23:49:27 »
I might have what I need, but getting what I want is another matter.

So you did notice my careful choice of words.  :?)
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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 20:57:49 »
I might have what I need, but getting what I want is another matter.

So you did notice my careful choice of words.  :?)

Form a domestic perspective we are only supposed to be buying things we need, in contradistinction to things we want.  So the difference stands out quite well, and cannot usually be justified by saying, "I need this to fulfill my feelings of inadequacy or loss".
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 06:01:05 »
Form a domestic perspective we are only supposed to be buying things we need, in contradistinction to things we want.  So the difference stands out quite well, and cannot usually be justified by saying, "I need this to fulfill my feelings of inadequacy or loss".

Yeah, I've tried that one too. I know we're both in the Commonwealth 'n' all, but it's still impressive how universally similar things can be.

When it comes to buying stuff, this seems to be the general difference between women and men:

Woman: How much is it? Okay, I'll take it.

Man: Okay, I'll take it. How much is it?
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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 16:37:39 »
Form a domestic perspective we are only supposed to be buying things we need, in contradistinction to things we want.  So the difference stands out quite well, and cannot usually be justified by saying, "I need this to fulfill my feelings of inadequacy or loss".

Yeah, I've tried that one too. I know we're both in the Commonwealth 'n' all, but it's still impressive how universally similar things can be.

When it comes to buying stuff, this seems to be the general difference between women and men:

Woman: How much is it? Okay, I'll take it.

Man: Okay, I'll take it. How much is it?


Or in our case: Do we really need it?  Can we use something else we already have?  How much is it?  (And, depending on the price, perhaps again) Do we really need it?
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 13 October 2018, 05:14:03 »
Or in our case: Do we really need it?  Can we use something else we already have?  How much is it?  (And, depending on the price, perhaps again) Do we really need it?

Yes, that's all quite logical... Personally, though, my process is a bit more specific:


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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 13 October 2018, 18:10:11 »
Or in our case: Do we really need it?  Can we use something else we already have?  How much is it?  (And, depending on the price, perhaps again) Do we really need it?

Yes, that's all quite logical... Personally, though, my process is a bit more specific:


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This flowchart is both hilarious and has a touch of accuracy!!!

As for my m122, that user named ander provided an international level of peer pressure for me to get it (it worked :) ). I finally found a home for it that could fit its size. Link below.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/9n7850/my_laptop_keyboard_still_sucks_attached_a_122_key/

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Re: Refurbished black Affirmative (Unicomp) M-122s, $49.95 shipped OBO
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 14 October 2018, 02:49:57 »
As for my m122, that user named ander provided an international level of peer pressure for me to get it (it worked :) ). I finally found a home for it that could fit its size. Link below...





Awesome! I'm sure most of you will agree: Portable PCs are great in terms of sheer portability, but when you want to really type on them—especially in a meaningfully clicky-clackety way—there's nothing for it but to attach an external keeb that's much bigger than the whole PC.

It also emphasizes the universal fact that the keeb is by far the most important part of the whole dang system. There are whole websites about that.

Anyway, congrats, dude—you have clearly arrived.

("International pressure", LOL)
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