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Original IBM Style Keyboard, Black USB

UB434HA

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The new 'original' IBM buckling spring, Model M keyboard is regarded as a timeless and durable piece of hardware.
Many units manufactured since the mid 1980s are still in use today, with a buckling spring key design and fully swappable keycaps, these keyboards have been prized by computer enthusiasts and heavy typists because of the tactile and auditory feedback resulting from a keystroke.
This has the standard UK 105 key layout with Windows keys, in black with a USB connector.

£99.98 (£83.32 ex VAT) 

Original IBM Style Keyboard, Black USB - UB434HA

The new 'original' IBM buckling spring, Model M keyboard is regarded as a timeless and durable piece of hardware.
Many units manufactured since the mid 1980s are still in use today, with a buckling spring key design and fully swappable keycaps, these keyboards have been prized by computer enthusiasts and heavy typists because of the tactile and auditory feedback resulting from a keystroke.
This has the standard UK 105 key layout with Windows keys, in black with a USB connector.

Original IBM Style Keyboard, Black USB - UB434HA

Part Number
UB434HA
Connection
USB
Cable length
2 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
105
Length
490 mm
Depth
210 mm
Height
50 mm
Weight
1.85 kg
Compatible
PC
Gross Weight
2.4 kg

Original IBM Style Keyboard, Black USB - UB434HA

  John L  03/11/2016
I bought one of these in 2010 direct from Unicomp and have just bought a second one from keyboardco.com. There are slight differences.

The picture on the keyboardco site is of the older keyboard - there have been some changes to the bottom row of keys. Both have the same model number UB434HA.

The new one feels tighter than the old one, but this is probably due to the older one having six years of wear-in. The old one is more clacky than the new one. I'd say the old one is closer to the original but both are fine in my opinion. The enter keys on both keyboards have a higher-pitch clack than the other keys, as another reviewer pointed out.

Both keyboards are the same basic colour but the keycaps on the new one are plain grey whereas the older ones have a kind-of sparkle sheen to them. The imprints on the new keyboard are lighter (less bold) then the old one.

The main difference between them is in the bottom row of keys. On the old one, the super (windows) keys, alt and menu keys are the same size (all five are about 17mm across), being between the standard key size (12mm) and the control keys (22mm). This is as depicted in the image on the keyboardco web site.

The new one has the same sized standard keys (12mm) and control keys(22mm) but the left-hand super (windows) key is a standard 12mm key and the left Alt key is 22mm. On the right-hand side the super key is 17mm and the AltGr and Control keys are 22mm. The menu key is a standard 12mm key.

The new keyboard has horrid new-style Windows logos and a different menu symbol and the ordering of the right-hand Windows and Alt keys has been switched so that the Windows key is next to the space-bar on the newer keyboard.

The space-bars are also different lengths old=100mm vs new=114mm. The new one has a Euro symbol on the 4$ key.

Everything else is pretty-much the same: wiight, size, build quality, etc. Having used one of these for six years, I would recommend them to anyone!
  Matthew M  29/10/2016
Great keyboard. Very nice feel. Not as heavy as the original one, but very good quality. Only regret is not getting one earlier.
  Peter Carnegie  03/08/2016
I'm really happy that I bought one of these. It is a great keyboard for the price, BUT, it's not quite the same as an original IBM clack clack keyboard unfortunately - only the ENTER key has the full proper clack feel and sound.

It doesn't feel or sound like the original IBM clack clack keyboards, but it's miles better than modern keyboards. So if you can't get hold of an original IBM clack clack keyboard, then this is probably as good as it gets.

Apart from the fact that the clack clack is absent, it has all the correct keys, works brilliantly well, looks good, and is reassuringly well built.
  Alpha Geek  22/03/2016
Buy one. Even if you have to sell your granny. Awesome!!

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