Realforce Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Realforce Keyboards are the classic highest quality keyboard, since 1990s, loved by keyboard fans. This is even before the mechanical keyboard craze after 2010.

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Realforce 87U tenkeyless. 55g key switches. 2016×1512 Buy at amazon
Realforce R2TLSA-JP3-IV
Realforce TKL SA / R2TLSA-JP3-IV. 30g key switches. (photo by rezil, 2021-03-23) Buy at amazon
Typing sound. Realforce TKL SA / R2TLSA-JP3-IV. 30g key switches. (video by Rezii, 2021-03-23)

Realforce 87U tenkeyless Buy at amazon

Topre Realforce 104ub keyboard 33194-500
Realforce 104u Buy at amazon

Topre Realforce 89s Keyboard 10th Anniversary Keyboard

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Realforce 89s keyboard 10th anniversary limited keyboard. [image source https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=45011.0 ]

This keyboard has Japanese layout. Note the very short space bar. This is actually superior design than normal USA layout, because, huge space key is a waste of space. [see The Space Key]

The traditional huge space bar came from mechanical type writers, and habit dictate since. See: Keyboard Design Flaws.

My Opinion of Realforce Keyboard

Realforce keyboard are very expensive, typically over $200. They use topre key switch, and high quality build, keycaps, key label. However, they are typically not programable.

In my opinion, it's not worth it. But, better than Happy Hacking Keyboard.

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Xah Keyboard Guide