This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. The real test of the UltraNav, of course, is typing. It feels good, just not perfect. The SK on the left shows a power button, the one on the right does not. The SK prototype stock photo that Lenovo edited, originally it would have had no logos lacks the power button and also isn’t rubber coated. For whatever reason there are conflicting prototype stock images of the SK The keyboard itself, in our case the Full-sized model, is quite light and extremely flat.
The SK on the left shows a power button, the one on the right does not. Either way they would both benefit from using a higher sensitive setting than my normal mouse.
It does have two settings with which users can incline the rear to improve the typing angle, but this will never be an ergonomic keyboard.
And finally, both look to be coated in the soft IBM rubber, whereas production units are not. The real test of the UltraNav, of course, is typing. The keyboard itself, in our case the Full-sized model, is quite light and extremely flat. Unfortunately the nomenclature for these keyboards became quite diverse– especially due to the fact Lenovo and IBM were both manufacturing them under different branding posthere’s a few keyboarc variations of the name: Both numpads don’t match the early ThinkPad keys and lack the blue enter key like the production units.
The Synaptics drivers have to be manually configured for the middle scroll button keybosrd become activated. The layout is pretty much identical to that of a Thinkpad plus a numberpad so many people will instantly feel at home.
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In addition to retaining the cursor controls which do not require a second USB connection the UltraNav has all the double-mapped Function commands of a notebook keyboard. The ThinkPad logo is on the left side, but they were always printed on the right side in production units the reason being is that the machines making them already printed IBM logos on the right, and it would be a useless expense to re-tool the production.
Therefore they feel different than your standard T42 or T60 keyboard, but in my opinion superior over the T6x Chicony keyboards which have keybozrd very unpleasant resistance. Both have a modified LED indicator screen.
Just like your T series it has dual cursor controls built in so you can control your mouse with the trackpoint or a trackpad under the space bar. That might not be the case for everyone though, because the ThinkPad Full-Size UltraNav USB Keyboard is currently available for sale and it is a testament to how attached people have become to these keyboards.
For whatever reason there are conflicting prototype stock images of the SK It comes in two styles, Full-sized and Travel, depending on if you want a numberpad or not. All proprietary software is property of IBM. To my knowledge these were never released with Microsoft Windows keys as IBM removed all Windows keys on their laptops during a brief period in – IBM left the “windows logo is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation” on all of their keyboards just for extra legal security even if absent.
By Sal Cangeloso Low quality ‘Fujicon’ capacitors were used by LITE-ON in the keyboard, therefore if your keyboard eventually suffers from failure; these are most likely what have killed it.
The only ICs which are visible are: Personally I find the ‘deselection scroll’ to be a more useful feature.
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The UltraNav is just what you would expect: Unfortunately the nomenclature for these wiyh became quite diverse– especially due to the fact Lenovo and IBM were both manufacturing them under different branding posthere’s a few other variations of the name:. Trivia Ulhranav whatever reason there are conflicting prototype stock images of the SK It’s also hard to pin-point the “ThinkPad keyboard feel” since NMB isn’t contracted to make the latest ThinkPad keyboards anymore, and every ThinkPad you use will feel slightly different.
The Synaptics drivers do behave differently than IBM’s: It feels good, just not perfect. These drivers were extracted from the last release CD-ROM that Ultraav included on their final run before discontinuing it. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.
Some users have complained that these UltraNavs lack the ‘ThinkPad’ feel; while it’s true they feel different, they’re not terrible and start to feel better the longer you use them and break them in. They can easily be replaced with the proper tools. The SK prototype stock photo that Lenovo edited, originally it would have had no logos lacks the power button and also isn’t rubber coated.
Plus either version would be good for travelling and you get that ThinkPad experience on any computer you want laptop or otherwise.