A designation from my own type naming scheme used to categorise this keyboard with or from others by their common features and market intent but may/may not be derived from official names.
|Mini Model M Space Saving Keyboard|
A [keyboard enthusiast] community given name for this keyboard. It can be a shortening of its name and properties, a more abstract term, a real-life reference, or metonymy.
Possible companies responsible for making this keyboard for the company marketing it.
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
|IBM membrane buckling springs|
|Earliest AppearanceEarliest Appearance
The year (and possibly the quarter) that this keyboard part number was introduced, first observed, first recorded or the first example found.
|Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
|PBT with dye-sublimated legends|
|Casing ColourCasing Colour
The original colour of this keyboard's outer casing. For keyboards whose casing materials are known to yellow, this will refer to the original colour before such transformation occurs.
The possible branding and logo styles found on this keyboard part number. This could be multiple styles at once or possible styles found over time.
The style of this keyboard's flip-out or extendable feet. If applicable, this may also state how many levels of height adjustment are available and whether the feet could be rubberised.
|Single-setting flip-out feet|
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
The keyboard-to-host connection. This is could be a description of a cable (its colour, whether its coiled, whether its detachable, and what connector is at its end) or the name of a wireless technology.
|Black straightened-style detachable Type A USB to Type A USB cable|
|Key CountKey Count
The number of keys that this keyboard originally had.
|Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
The original regional/language layout this keyboard was configured as. Both the language and the standardised key layout may be listed, and in the case of both being known or defined, it will be styled as language then standard.
|Earliest Recorded PriceEarliest Recorded Price
The earliest price, currency and year of record found for this keyboard part number.
|£169.00 in 2022|
|Additional NotesAdditional Notes
Extra notes about this keyboard that may be of interest or are important to know.
|White & grey keycap variant|
Documents ("Doc"), websites and/or webpages ("Web") that were used as a source of information for this keyboard part number. Examples of this keyboard part number I own ("ASK") will also be included as sources.
|Data Last Updated||2022-08-29|
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The Unicomp Mini Model M (or simply "Mini M") is the long-awaited spiritual successor to the IBM Space Saving Keyboard (SSK) and is presently the latest Model M variant introduced. It was announced in December 2019 and finally started shipping in March 2021. Whilst the Mini M is based on the SSK's core design, it sports an upgraded membrane assembly matrix and USB interface capable of larger key combinations around the alphanumeric keys, [blue] lock-light LEDs, a modular and pressure-locking Type-A USB port, and is available (and presently only) in black. The left/right bezel footprint is also slightly diminished compared to the SSK, similar to the Type III/IV 122-key Model M's and matching Unicomp New Model M's side edge-to-key bezels. Like the New Model M, this keyboard is built with Unicomp's latest tooling which is a marked improvement over the quality of the aged tooling other Unicomp keyboards are currently produced with.