Unicomp is a manufacturer of computer keyboards and keyboard accessories based in Lexington, Kentucky. The company was founded in April, 1996 when they purchased the license to the buckling-spring keyboard technology (the technology behind the famous IBM Model M and many other keyboards) from Lexmark International, Inc.
Unicomp’s product line consists mostly of IBM-/Lexmark-originated designs, or slight modifications of those designs. For example, Unicomp’s Customizer 101 is essentially a renaming of IBM’s 42H1292 (a later variant of Model M, with the same non-detachable cable, with the same drain holes in case of beverage spillage, and built on the same machines as the original). Other than the manufacturer’s logo, the only changes of the Customizer 101 from IBM’s 42H1292 are the additional option of a black-colored case with lighter-gray keys (in addition to the option of the original cream-colored case) and availability in USB. They do, however, have many other products, such as a 104-key variant with Windows keys, custom keyboards, and keyboards that have a built-in trackball or TrackPoint (like those found on IBM ThinkPad notebooks).
In addition, Unicomp sells replacement parts for older IBM/Lexmark keyboards, and will repair just about any keyboard manufactured by themselves, IBM, or Lexmark. Their entire product line is manufactured in the United States at their Lexington factory, and feature an 18-month warranty, except for the Value Plus/SK-720C, and SK-7500 wireless, which are manufactured by contract manufacturer SiliTek, a division of the Taiwanese peripheral manufacturer LiteON, most likely in China or Malaysia.
Unicomp products can be purchased at the company’s Yahoo! store, or by telephone. In addition, Unicomp offers custom design services.
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