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New Unicomp Spacesaver Mac variant.

I'm not sure what to make of it.
Edited by ch_123 - 4/6/11 at 12:01pm
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post #11722 of 14551
Pfft... Mac.
post #11723 of 14551
Hurr Windows.

Just sayin'
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post #11724 of 14551
Well, I just personally don't think that many pure Mac users care much about other facets of hardware. Macs are meant to be easy, right? I think they'd just be all over their aluminum chiclet keyboards.
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If you look up reviews on Google of Unicomp keyboards, quite a good few of them are Mac users. Unicomp offered custom Mac keycaps (command instead of Windows, etc), I guess this is just taking this further to provide a proper mechanical keyboard.

This still doesn't get around the fact that it is hideous.
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I don't get why Unicomp doesn't try to change the design and offer something more "attractive" to most people.

For that matter though, going for a Mac mech-board, I'd probably choose a Matias again.
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post #11727 of 14551
Too small, not enough money. They've never made a completely new design, they're all rehashes of what Lexmark used to make.
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post #11728 of 14551
Quote:
Originally Posted by ch_123;13033809 
Too small, not enough money. They've never made a completely new design, they're all rehashes of what Lexmark used to make.

They once thought of making a BS version of the might mouse or mini mouse... The small keyboard that is membrane. But it never happened. I read this up on geekhack...


That is a total shame...
Edited by MKB - 4/9/11 at 1:26am
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Is it safe to use 70% Iso alcohol in cleaning the keycaps for the black widow ultimate ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MKB;13036392 
They once thought of making a BS version of the might mouse or mini mouse... The small keyboard that is membrane. But it never happened. I read this up on geekhack...


THat is a total shame...

Correct. The M4-1 (i.e. the Mighty Mouse) is actually very similar in construction to the old M2 buckling spring keyboard, and in theory it would be very easy to adapt it to buckling springs from the rubber sleeve mechanism it used. The only thing that would need to be changed would be the casing to accommodate buckling springs and appropriate keycaps. Again, setting up new plastic molding tools and the appropriate production line costs a lot of money (high tens, if not low hundreds of thousands of dollars), and I'm pretty sure Unicomp isn't going to sell enough to make it worth their time.

Shame, I'd kill a multitude of small, lovable animals for a buckling spring M4-1.

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Edited by ch_123 - 4/7/11 at 2:12pm
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