New toy: Unicomp Ultra Classic keyboard

As a software developer, I of course type a lot. Not only code, but also related documentation, meeting notes, etc. I've been a fan of mechanical keyboards for a couple of years now, and I've tried quite a few variants: Cherry MX, buckling spring, ALPS, scissors. Well, after evaluating different types, I made the decision and went with buckling spring technology.

For those that don't know, this is the switch technology developed by IBM many years ago. It's, in my opinion, the most responsive switch mechanism around, and the only one that actually registers the keystroke exactly at the same moment it makes an audible click. They also have good travel, and have been proven to last for millions of keystrokes (as proved by my old IBM Model M).

The only place you can get a modern version of these units, complete with USB plug and Windows keys, is from Unicomp. For $79, you get a bulletproof keyboard that will make your hands happy, and the clickiness feels just so darn good.


I've had it since the start of the week, and I'm loving it more and more. Just awesome. I'm never going back to rubber domes! If you type a lot, do yourself a favor and research mechanical keyboards. You won't regret it.