This is a pre-release sample of the ISO Mini M given to me for testing.

Original specs/details

Full Name Unicomp Mini Model M
Part NumberPart Number
The number used to describe this keyboard's specific release; usually specific for a target region, language or SKU, etc.
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.
Mini M
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM membrane buckling springs
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
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
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Production Date 2022-03-14
Acquisition Date 2022-03-21

About this keyboard type

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.