Possible Unicomp SSK

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

17 Sep 2019, 22:36

There’s an update to the FB thread from Unicomp which mentions that this keyboard will have a detachable USB cable.

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Muirium
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17 Sep 2019, 23:14

So it should. Fixed cables are barbaric.

Mind, I’ll believe the Unicomp SSK when I see it. This talk has been going on for years.

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depletedvespene

17 Sep 2019, 23:52

Findecanor wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 21:33
depletedvespene wrote:
16 Sep 2019, 23:25
1.5/1.1.5 / 5.75 / 1.25/1.5/1/1.5? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost there.
It will most likely support a 7u space bar.

They announced a few years ago that they were no longer going to have different tooling for keyboards with and without Windows keys. It's supposedly the same barrel plate and membrane for both full-size keyboards and 7 and 5.75u space bars. Before this, the keyboards with Windows keys had 1.5-1.25-125 - 5.75 - 1.25-1.25-1.25-1.5 bottom row.

However, when they did this, they kept the right Alt's position in Windows layouts, putting the right Windows key between it and the space bar.
Well, moving the RALT key to the left for no good reason WAS an imbecile choice by Microsoft when they pushed their keys on to us in the first place. That said, the Menu key (if it was going to be kept in, instead of eliminated) should have been the one placed between the space bar and RALT).

"Hip" kids these days have rediscovered the goodness of a proper bottom row (even if they call it "tsangan"), so there IS some glimmer of hope for the future.

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abrahamstechnology

18 Sep 2019, 02:34

What bothers me about the bottom row the most is the 1u keys seem to be a different profile then the other keys.

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waldorf120

18 Sep 2019, 07:48

The SSK looks good in black.

kmnov2017

18 Sep 2019, 09:55

I'd prefer the industrial grey to be honest....

gianni

18 Sep 2019, 14:14

Eclipse has built by himself a model f in a shorter time than it took a whole bunch of professionals to build a model m, having all the tools ready (while Eclipse and his fellows had to build everything from scratch).

We should suggest to unicop to ask for feedback from the community, before they make some bad bad bad unrecoverable mistakes.

Model m for example is compatible with both ansi and iso, usint for both the same frame/plate. Will this tkl be compatible with both?

Their bottom row makes me puke.

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Muirium
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18 Sep 2019, 15:09

I said this, many years ago:
Muirium wrote:
09 Jul 2015, 18:19
I think it's safe to say the Unicomp SSK is dead. This kind of quality control shows how much they're struggling. And, from what I've heard, they're on autopilot over there anyway. They could have hooked up with the big spending keyboard community (they're in the land of Geekhack and Massdrop after all). But they did not. Instead, Unicomp's path is towards retirement. That's the big announcement I expect from them.

Surprise me!
Here we are, in 2019 now, and the situation remains the same. If they were serious about this project, it would be already done.
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depletedvespene

18 Sep 2019, 15:09

gianni wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 14:14

Model m for example is compatible with both ansi and iso, usint for both the same frame/plate. Will this tkl be compatible with both?
IT BETTER BE.

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

18 Sep 2019, 15:28

gianni wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 14:14
Model m for example is compatible with both ansi and iso, usint for both the same frame/plate. Will this tkl be compatible with both?
Unless they have created a new return key design just for this keyboard which is incompatible with the ISO layout, I would imagine it supports both layout types.

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Touch_It

18 Sep 2019, 16:51

Not even a fan of 10 keyless, but I think I'd buy one, and then get a seperate 10 key pad. (wish unicomp made one)

gianni

18 Sep 2019, 23:53

When dealing with a keyboard, the part that requires the biggest investment is the mould. It probably cost at least 5000 dollars. PCBs and controllers are cheap and require no investment, they barely scale in term of price. Do you agree with that? If that's true, they overcame the biggest difficulty. People (little geniuses) on DT have made PCBs before. So maybe there isn't much to wait. If they hire someone in the forum.

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Elrick

25 Sep 2019, 04:46

Touch_It wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 16:51
Not even a fan of 10 keyless, but I think I'd buy one, and then get a seperate 10 key pad. (wish unicomp made one)
Been waiting for this, for YEARS.

Thought that Trump's America that is running full strength, that all US companies would start investing into their product lines. The ongoing China-hate campaign should of produced great products thus far, except we get more hatred and suspicion being produced.

Maybe that is the NEW product-line they're investing in these days on American Soil, build that first instead of actually MAKING a superior product to do battle against their perceived 'Enemies".

So sad that Unicomp didn't pull their finger out by now. If they don't do it now, they never will make anything within the near future despite Tariff-man's ongoing support.

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ZedTheMan

25 Sep 2019, 04:53

Elrick wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 04:46
Touch_It wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 16:51
Not even a fan of 10 keyless, but I think I'd buy one, and then get a seperate 10 key pad. (wish unicomp made one)
Been waiting for this, for YEARS.

Thought that Trump's America that is running full strength, that all US companies would start investing into their product lines. The ongoing China-hate campaign should of produced great products thus far, except we get more hatred and suspicion being produced.

Maybe that is the NEW product-line they're investing in these days on American Soil, build that first instead of actually MAKING a superior product to do battle against their perceived 'Enemies".

So sad that Unicomp didn't pull their finger out by now. If they don't do it now, they never will make anything within the near future despite Tariff-man's ongoing support.
Hey, uh, you alright?

I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say one way or the other there.

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t!ng
Awake Sheep

25 Sep 2019, 09:57

'Murica!

andrewjoy

25 Sep 2019, 10:06

FletchINKy wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 19:55

I work at Unicomp, and am very careful about what I talk about online so I don't get fired :D

You can actually see my elbow in that pic. Sneak level 100.
Fix that bottom row then please :). Its fixed on the full size so no reason to not fix on SSK :)

nickg

05 Dec 2019, 18:17

AWESOME! I'll be grabbing two next year.

Fkazim

05 Dec 2019, 22:37

I actually have an IBM SSK that has been fully restored by Unicomp at some stage. It also has been relabled by Unicomp too.

John Doe

05 Dec 2019, 22:39

Fkazim wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 22:37
I actually have an IBM SSK that has been fully restored by Unicomp at some stage.
Would u mind posting some pics?

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Elrick

06 Dec 2019, 03:41

Fkazim wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 22:37
I actually have an IBM SSK that has been fully restored by Unicomp at some stage. It also has been relabled by Unicomp too.
Like the sentence there, "an IBM SSK that has fully restored by Unicomp" which means they updated some parts of the originally released SSK by IBM.

Like that subtle use of placed words to help promote the concept of a totally NEW SSK being released by Unicomp :D .

Truly worthy of the Fake News Awards, already won by MSNBC and CNN. At least you have just joined those prime Legacy Media giants, of winning that ;) .

Fkazim

11 Dec 2019, 12:35

John Doe wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 22:39
Fkazim wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 22:37
I actually have an IBM SSK that has been fully restored by Unicomp at some stage.
Would u mind posting some pics?
Sorry for late reply have been very busy. I will be sure to post some pics of the board tonight don't worry.

Fkazim

11 Dec 2019, 17:10

Here are the pics of my Unicomp restored IBM SSK.
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John Doe

11 Dec 2019, 17:26

The pics tell a lot. Date and Unicomp mark obviously show when and where it reborn. This's something uncommon.

I have seven SSKs and one indy SSK, but nah of them has the sort of tags. Very enjoyable.
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Fkazim

11 Dec 2019, 17:42

Yeah I thought it was an interesting unit the keyboard is also extremely heavy. Almost the same weight as my first gen full size Model M. Also it came in ISO I have not modded it.

John Doe

11 Dec 2019, 17:47

Do you have any idea why it's so heavy? Normally it should be lighter than an M.

Fkazim

11 Dec 2019, 18:03

No idea never needed to open it as it is already refurbished.

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clickykeyboards

11 Dec 2019, 19:41

Some additional photos of Unicomp's UNI04C6. This model M SSK was in ISO format (85-keys) was from Nov 19, 2004

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Muirium
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11 Dec 2019, 21:26

Two backslashes. You know, just in case.

I believe that layout’s called ISO-US / what’s a ISO?

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depletedvespene

11 Dec 2019, 21:52

Muirium wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 21:26
Two backslashes. You know, just in case.

I believe that layout’s called ISO-US / what’s a ISO?
Ahem... English (USA) over ISO.

Fkazim

12 Dec 2019, 11:19

clickykeyboards wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 19:41
Some additional photos of Unicomp's UNI04C6. This model M SSK was in ISO format (85-keys) was from Nov 19, 2004

https://web.archive.org/web/20150522115 ... /id/183757

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Thanks for letting me know what variant SSK I actually have.

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