The Greatest Keyboard of All Time.. Reborn

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    Amazing tactile feel. Distinct mechanical acoustics. Unparalleled durability. The IBM Model M is likely the most influential keyboard ever- even if it’s NOT great for gaming. But how does a brand new Unicomp Classic compare?
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Comments • 5 539

  • Chris O' Niall
    Chris O' Niall 13 hours ago

    What year is this fancyman from. Why do I feel a sudden urge to buy anything he's selling. Is he selling anything?

  • Meme Boi
    Meme Boi Day ago


  • Caleb Holland
    Caleb Holland Day ago

    Check out this app 👉 ... It pays for walking

  • Steve Pratt
    Steve Pratt 2 days ago

    Lazy Game Reviews loves those keyboards too.

  • Ai No Tenshi
    Ai No Tenshi 2 days ago

    IBM 5100..

  • Dungeons Heroes
    Dungeons Heroes 3 days ago

    brb wrong decade

  • Nyquil07 Na
    Nyquil07 Na 3 days ago

    I have a unicomp and the thing is built like a tank. I love it. It might be a downgrade from an original model M but I have typed literally thousands of hours over the last couple of years and I am not complaining one bit. All the BT people nerd out when they see it at my desk. Can't recommend them enough. There website is janky as hell but the keyboards are great...

  • Hugh Noble
    Hugh Noble 3 days ago

    Makes me sad about the Model M I lost to a leak in my garage.

  • EjMjTheMaster
    EjMjTheMaster 4 days ago

    Really... really Linus 6:12 fix yourself kid

  • Saimons
    Saimons 4 days ago

    The model M is utterly unbeaten. the lack of a windows key is a slight annoyance for some shortcuts but god you can't get a better keyboard

  • Mike Wattson
    Mike Wattson 4 days ago

    Found the 87' model at goodwill for 75 cents.

  • Chemist Player
    Chemist Player 5 days ago

    Its missing the Meta key ...

  • clicks
    clicks 5 days ago

    Yeah but the model F exists.

    • vegguid
      vegguid 3 days ago +1


  • Gary Barnet
    Gary Barnet 5 days ago

    That's funny that they are bringing out a replica,
    I started with computers before there were PCs (we used punch cards but we didn't have a teletype machine to punch them for us, instead we did it by hand), and still have an original working IBM keyboard.
    Can't remember exactly when I got it, but I think it was sometime in the late 80's.
    I use it as a spare as our only other corded keyboard is for gaming - all the others are wireless. Got a PS2 to USB adapter for it and it works fine. although one day I should give it a clean (don't like white or cream as it shows the slightest bit of dirt and grime).

  • Shy Guy
    Shy Guy 5 days ago

    intro : leaves message below the logo
    me : meh.. that's fine
    intro : leaves spinnin' 3d emoji below the logo
    me : *ded*

  • Tech Motives
    Tech Motives 5 days ago

    Finally I've come to know about Linus DOB :)

  • Tech Motives
    Tech Motives 5 days ago

    I am still using a Logitech Internet Keyboard ,,,, Was made in 2006 ...!

  • jaguar warrior
    jaguar warrior 6 days ago

    That attire is awesome

  • ❤MadHouseImp❤
    ❤MadHouseImp❤ 6 days ago

    When he said adapting. All I could think of was the salty European. Only SPL followers will understand 😂😂

  • Luke Paluso
    Luke Paluso 7 days ago

    Does it surprise anyone else that a group of people sat down and decided to buy up all of that Intellectual property just too relaunch a 30 year old keyboard?

  • Jake Bramhall
    Jake Bramhall 7 days ago

    Until about 5:30 I was willing to make this my gaming keyboard, but alas it twas not to be.

  • Shariontasa
    Shariontasa 8 days ago

    Just buy a brand new sexy Logitech set

  • SavvySteak
    SavvySteak 9 days ago

    Dude. You look good in a that jacket and sweater.
    *"More cheap."

  • Damonious Of Triangle

    99.99994% sleek.

  • Kevin Velazquez
    Kevin Velazquez 9 days ago

    "Made of plastic that doesn't yellow with age"
    *shows keyboard that has yellowed with age*

  • Fool's Requiem
    Fool's Requiem 9 days ago

    Ah, the good old days of indestructible keyboards.

  • Caleb Hodgson
    Caleb Hodgson 9 days ago

    I miss this keyboard and all the PS2 computers I used to have, just the big ass red toggle switch!

  • takashi69z
    takashi69z 9 days ago

    I like the Click Click Sound and the tactile feel. Without these, I feel that I missed some characters.

  • Santiago Gagliano
    Santiago Gagliano 9 days ago

    retro jacket!

  • Kilak
    Kilak 10 days ago

    I don't use QWERTY

  • Optic G
    Optic G 10 days ago

    Linus Thonk Tips

  • Nathaniel Gordon
    Nathaniel Gordon 10 days ago

    Wonder dry evident vs doubt tail aim scientist AIDS

  • ContraZombie4
    ContraZombie4 10 days ago

    GOD, the amount of PC-Elitism in this video infuriates me.

  • That Fancy Reaper
    That Fancy Reaper 10 days ago

    When we getting an RGB Model M via Thunderbolt 3...?

  • Ishaan Y
    Ishaan Y 10 days ago

    Seems like TVS gold keyboards could have a great market in the USA. Pretty similar look with cherry mx blue switches. Bought mine for INR 2500 (37 USD approx)

  • Tracer2376
    Tracer2376 11 days ago

    Sorry, nothing compares to the C64 keyboard even today. That is what I grew up on. And it also PAWNs the M keyboards by far.

  • yingcluk
    yingcluk 11 days ago

    The video is good until " nip slip " or is it on purpose ? :p

  • thistubeisfucked
    thistubeisfucked 11 days ago

    No link to that ballin' jacket! Ripped off!

  • Vintage_computers_at_home !

    "most normal people"

  • Vanitas BB
    Vanitas BB 11 days ago

    I can tell ..
    i aready have this modern "gamer" keyboards like razer and steelseries.. but nothing can be compared with the Windows usb keyboard Wired 200, they are soft and great for any game i play (fortnite, csgo, LOL), easy to clean, and 0% noise compared with this mechanical keyboards.

  • Speedysparrow55
    Speedysparrow55 12 days ago

    Linus History Tips

  • FanFanD Yun
    FanFanD Yun 12 days ago

    good vid even watching at 240p

  • Cash Facts
    Cash Facts 13 days ago

    "more cheaper"

  • Ethan Robison
    Ethan Robison 13 days ago


  • Jonathan Brandow
    Jonathan Brandow 15 days ago

    "Linus, an up-and-coming museum curator, discusses the impact an ancient technological relic had on society in the late 20th century"

  • Prime
    Prime 16 days ago

    Lol look at these neckbeards fawning over this dinge off white kb. Every time I see one it reminds me of drudgery...

  • Bubsy 2D
    Bubsy 2D 16 days ago +1

    Nothing will ever compare to my Apple IIgs ADB Keyboard

  • Roland Lawrence
    Roland Lawrence 17 days ago

    i chucked my model m keyboard. still regret it to this day.

  • Samphil J.
    Samphil J. 17 days ago

    Ain't nothing better than a plug from our stuttering friend linus

  • 9393zach
    9393zach 17 days ago

    and Linus you're so handsome in a that jacket please do it more often. Smoke a pipe too just get like idk vapor or something in it don't risk getting cancer but you're just too handsome lol

  • 9393zach
    9393zach 17 days ago

    i'm sorry but the problem with Unicomp's business model is that an original IBM keyboard will last it's owner their entire lifespan, given no catastrophic events. To the laymen, a Cherry MX switch feels just find, but to someone who's literally never typed on anything but a real M, nothing will replace it. The Cherry boards have the option of N-key rollover, no M can have this.. RGB? No M has this (although it's very possible- LEDS EXIST ON MEMBRANES UNICOMP). The features of a new Cherry MX board persuade a lot of "normies" away from a quality board. I know plenty of old coders who won't get rid of their model M.

  • 9393zach
    9393zach 17 days ago

    My Cherry MX based HyperX board that I bought a few months ago is falling apart.. my Model M is on my desk until my teensy comes in the mail so I can convert my IBM Pingmaster

  • GDHud
    GDHud 17 days ago

    Wait linus you're the same age as my mom

  • Steve O'Brien
    Steve O'Brien 17 days ago

    Didn't realise there was such nostalgia with these keyboards. We actually have one at work, it's used every day & is simply known as the 'old keyboard'.
    It'll no doubt be retiring soon as our IT department is finally starting to upgrade that particular rooms machines.

  • FB 1ali1996
    FB 1ali1996 18 days ago +1

    hhhhh I like this guy ... 😂

  • caddilacbob
    caddilacbob 18 days ago

    what is really crazy about this is that the ctrl and alt key weren't made wider or budged closer or anything but those spaces were left there between them, almost as if they were waiting for the start and menu/ right click keys that would come later
    but obviously not actually waiting because that's how hind sight works

  • Ariyan Karim
    Ariyan Karim 18 days ago

    You should be sent to prison because of this video.

  • Thoughtful Thoughts
    Thoughtful Thoughts 18 days ago

    I loooooove the sound click click click

  • Morning Star
    Morning Star 18 days ago

    Am I the only one who hates tall keycaps? I prefer the really flat kets like the ones on laptops or the Dell Wireless keyboard.

  • Benoit Bvg
    Benoit Bvg 18 days ago

    Your least awful thumbnail in... years?

  • ScouVric
    ScouVric 19 days ago

    oh shit its the same keyboard that i had when i was young and its still here and its working

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  • Evan R.
    Evan R. 19 days ago

    there are more model Ms than showed in the video
    One even had a built in mouse

  • Carver
    Carver 19 days ago

    Eat shit asshole.

  • Ray
    Ray 19 days ago

    PlayStation 2 connector in the 90’s?

  • ha ka
    ha ka 19 days ago

    I honestly just buy a 12 doller onn keyboard from walmart :/
    Not joking, i rebuy it every 3 months cuz i am a salty league, csgo and a hearthstone player :”(

  • Ian Green
    Ian Green 20 days ago

    I preferred the earlier IBM keyboards with two columns of Function keys at the left. Microsoft Flight simulator (at least in 1986) was made for that.

  • Ricardo
    Ricardo 20 days ago

    More cheaper @6:13

  • Tom Jacobs
    Tom Jacobs 22 days ago

    Don't forget about the best Laptop keyboard made also by IBM from the original Thinkpad.

  • Jeeky Weeb
    Jeeky Weeb 22 days ago

    I am one of those friends who has that *one* mechanical keyboard that takes up the whole Discord call....and I love it : D

  • DELES stfu
    DELES stfu 22 days ago

    Fancy linus 💯

  • Mike Gravgaard
    Mike Gravgaard 22 days ago

    Good video however didn't the model F come first. Also the Model M came with both AT and PS/2 interfaces and was changeable via an SDI cable (on the early models anyway). Issue is though USB adaptors are an issue as the Model M has a high current draw and this is an issue on USB 1.1/2.0 interfaces (5v at 500ma).

  • MrLTiger
    MrLTiger 22 days ago

    finally an interesting keyboard review about a product someone from this planet would buy

  • 編集キングE D I T K I N G

    1986 - infinite

  • noco04
    noco04 23 days ago

    Nice video

  • MrEagle
    MrEagle 24 days ago

    It’s not RGB

  • Matthew Wagner
    Matthew Wagner 24 days ago

    5:40 says "plastics that don't yellow with age" shows a yellowed model M

  • tgf613
    tgf613 24 days ago

    I started working in the IT field in 1988, and to this day I have kept and am still using the same Model M 1391401 keyboard I used with my work PC back then, on my current i5 processor PC at home - I will never give it up! I have an extra long PS/2 cable attached to it, and my mother board still has one PS/2 port on it - but I also have an active USB converter for it whenever I upgrade my motherboard in the future. When I type I have a habit of really pounding on the keyboard keys, yet this keyboard has withstood the abuse and held up perfectly for these past 30 years. I do have 4 or 5 spare Model M keyboards at home I salvaged from a couple pallets full of Model M's headed for the trash at one company I worked at, but I've never had to get a single one out of storage to replace this one!

  • Chandan Indalkar
    Chandan Indalkar 24 days ago +1

    I still use this

  • himynameistim
    himynameistim 24 days ago

    I worked for IBM resellers in 2004 and the IBM keyboards were the most sought after object. Those things are absolute TANKS. You can use them in a pool underwater, clean them with high powered compressed air and replace any part easily. I miss those days. American made means "replace every year" now.

  • Subscribed
    Subscribed 25 days ago

    Bad for gaming?

  • JB Gameplay
    JB Gameplay 26 days ago

    Interesting doco there, love it^^

  • Joshua Scholar
    Joshua Scholar 27 days ago

    I remember the early model M. The sound and feel was nicer than my mushier, higher pitched blue clickies :(

  • Frank Minoso
    Frank Minoso 27 days ago

    I have the keyboard shown at the start it is great

  • James Gonzalez
    James Gonzalez 27 days ago

    It's the one from VGHS!

  • mechaart
    mechaart 27 days ago

    I was born in 85... I miss the 80's... Things were fun and colorful... and hairstyles were crazy back then.

  • Meme Brother
    Meme Brother 27 days ago

    I shit you not I game on one of these. If you’re a heavy handed keyboard user such as myself it won’t be much of a problem getting used to them. Key rollover is optimized around the WASD cluster so most key combinations in games will work fine.

  • Zetheon Gaming
    Zetheon Gaming 27 days ago

    Are you gay?

  • The Q
    The Q 27 days ago

    Wait a PVC keyboard? Fuck I need one of these. Talk about fucking heavy duty.

  • axl the slacker
    axl the slacker 27 days ago

    I have one of those keyboards.

  • jusbeazy28
    jusbeazy28 27 days ago

    I’m a little late to this video - but I worked for the City of Orlando Police Department in Orlando, FL as a 911 dispatcher for 3 years from 2012-2015. This is the exact keyboard we used and still use to this day. It is quite amazing to type on. It’s also a reflection of the state of emergency communications centers in this day and age.

  • TylerGuy456
    TylerGuy456 28 days ago

    Wait a second, Linus is Canadian?

  • Papa Robotnik
    Papa Robotnik 28 days ago


  • Joseph The Man
    Joseph The Man 29 days ago

    MoRe cHeAPer

  • ashes7488
    ashes7488 29 days ago

    Great video! As always :)

  • Speedysparrow55
    Speedysparrow55 29 days ago

    Linus History Tips

  • Shadow77999
    Shadow77999 29 days ago

    9:40 yes lolol

  • Shadow77999
    Shadow77999 29 days ago

    7:55 even if you did, can you still remember??

  • Shadow77999
    Shadow77999 29 days ago

    Lol its a mechamembrane keyboard

  • Jesus Payan
    Jesus Payan 29 days ago

    6:10 . . . more cheaper? . . . . cheaper