Offering a Model M feel, the Unicomp Ultra Classic Black is the first buckling-spring keyboard available through Massdrop. Manufactured by hand in Lexington, Kentucky, it’s a heavy, audible keyboard with a gorgeous finish reminiscent of the classic mechanical Model M from IBM. The keyboard itself is remarkably heavy, weighing around 4 pounds, and features a slightly slimmer profile with 103 keys.
Note: This drop is for the New Classic 103 only. This drop is limited to 44 units.
As a fundamentally different kind of switches, buckling springs originated in IBM's mechanical keyboard. They deliver a satisfying clacky feel with auditory feedback. Featuring a coil spring that sits between the keycap and a pivoting hammer that collapses when clicked, it provides a loud, tactile feedback. Ultimately, the sound feels heavier and louder than the original Model M.
The buckling-spring keycaps are monumentally clackier than most Cherry MX switches. Made of PBT, they are specially designed for this drop to look like the IBM Model M. The dye-sublimated legends feature a two-tone gray-and-white colorization, lending to the authentic feel and classic design.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Oct 23, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.