When comparing Type Heaven vs Unicomp Ultra Classic Buckling Spring, the Slant community recommends Unicomp Ultra Classic Buckling Spring for most people. In the question“What are the best keyboards for programming?” Unicomp Ultra Classic Buckling Spring is ranked 50th while Type Heaven is ranked 51st.
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Pro Quieter than Cherry MX Brown switches
Type Heaven's Topre switches have a much quieter, softer sound than the Cherry MX Browns.
Pro Functional to use keyboard
No LEDs, no USB hubs and no detachable cables: to Topre, that's just hype. They clearly feel that, with the right product in your hand, there is no need for all those "sideshow features", as they refers to them.
Pro Aesthetically pleasing
Each of the 104 keys is dark grey with a white, laser engraved inscription. The frame of the keyboard is black, but is slightly textured to give it a matte finish without the "gritty" feel. The keyboard has some hard lines and sharply turned corners, but also has some round surfaces. This combinations makes it quite elegant.
Pro Reasonably cheap
Topre has an extensive line of keyboards, all featuring the company's custom switches. However, the Type Heaven is the first Topre keyboard to be offered at a price this low.
Pro Quieter than Das keyboards
Pro Keys feel nice
This keyboard uses buckling spring key switches, the same used on the famous Model M keyboard, from IBM. This mechanism gives a nice feel to the keys.
Due to its good construction, this keyboard is very resistant.
Con Takes a lot of desk space
The Unicomp Classic is huge, so it takes a lot of space on one's workspace.
This keyboard doesn't look very aesthetically pleasant.