The Realforce 86U employs Topre's unique capacitive tactile key switches with 3 levels of pressure sensitivity in an ergonomically distributed layout to provide the most comfortable typing experience available in a standard flat keyboard. Caps Lock and CTRL keys are swappable and configurable using the dip-switches on the back of the keyboard.
- 86-Key US ANSI English Layout
- Ergonomically distributed 30, 45, and 55gram sensitivity, 4mm travel Topre Electrostatic Capacitive Key Switches
- High durability PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) keycaps
- Long life dye-sublimated keycap labeling (Dark gray)
- Dimensions: 366 × 169 × 38 mm (14.4 x 6.6 x 1.5in)
- USB interface
- Cable Length: 1.6m (5.25ft)
- Weight: 1.2kg (2lbs 10oz)
- Includes swappable CTRL/CAPS Lock keys and keypulling tool
Topre capacitive key switches are a patented hybrid between a mechanical spring based switch, a rubber dome switch, and a capacitive sensor which, combined, provide tactility, comfort, and excellent durability. The unique electrostatic design of Topre switches requires no physical mechanical coupling and therefore key switch bounce/chatter is eliminated.
Topre, (formerly named Tokyo Press Kogyo), is an electrical, plastics, and metal materials manufacturer based in Japan. A leader in industrial credit card readers, touch sensors, and touch panels; Topre's key switches are used in critical data-entry applications that require the utmost reliability.
86U DIP-switch Settings
|DIP Switch||Key/Function||SW OFF||SW ON|
|SW1||Left Ctrl Key||Left Ctrl||Caps Lock|
|Caps Lock Key||Caps Lock||Left Ctrl|
HHKB and Realforce Warranty
2 years, parts, labor, and round-trip repair shipping through EliteKeyboards.com (standard manufacturer warranty is only 1 year). Please review our warranty terms for further information.
HHKB and Realforce Returns
No test drives. No exchanges accepted. Returns for repair ONLY will be allowed. No returns for repair service will be accepted without prior e-mail approval and a RMA number. Repairs may be performed in Japan at the Topre or Fujitsu PFU factory wherein repair turn-around is typically 4-8 weeks; loaner boards are not available, but shipping charges are covered by EliteKeyboards during the warranty period.