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German Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard

YA31B0

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Now available for the first time and exclusively produced for The Keyboard Company, the Topre Realforce88UB keyboard, in German layout, is a joy to type on. It incorporates Topre's patented 30 million key life cycle non-contact electrostatic capacitance switches with a switch weight of 45g. The subtle black on black keycaps with their tactile feel and N Key Rollover ensure fast and accurate input.

£210.00 (£175.00 ex VAT) 

German Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard - YA31B0

Included are yellow with black print W, A, S and D keys, a key puller and 4 key collars (used to disable keys).

German Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard - YA31B0

Manufacturer
Topre
Part Number
YA31B0
Connection
USB
Cable length
1.6 Metre
Language Layout
German
Number of keys/buttons
88
Switch Type
Capacitive
Length
366 mm
Depth
168 mm
Height
40 mm
Weight
1.2 kg
Compatible
PC and MAC (Mac's may experience limited functionality)
Gross Weight
1.5 kg

German Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard - YA31B0

  Michael H  14/08/2017
Best rubber dome keyboard you will ever find.

Imagine a typically rubber dome keyboard.. with a much sharper tactile feedback and a bit less actuation force. And that comes bundled with high build quality and pbt keycaps. It makes for very pleasant typing (these keys encourage bottoming out). All in all i am very pleased with this keyboard, the price point does leave a slightly sour after-taste though :-(
  DeltaGem  09/02/2017
The defining feature of this keyboard is obviously the switches. Topre switches are hard to find in lower-priced products, but they may be worth your money.
They have little resistance after the initial bump, so you will most likely bottom out the keys (this isI assumeby design).

Thankfully the keyboard manages to make bottoming out very silent. This makes typing on the Realforce much more silent than on any of the other keyboards I've used in the last 10 years (MX Black, Blue and Clear after years of rubberdome keyboards).

I didn't particularly care about the labeling since I've been touch-typing since my previous 2 keyboards, with an alternative layout even, so I cannot say much more than what is already visible in the product pictures.

What I will mention though is the cable: while the keyboard has a cable duct in three directions, the cable is not detachable, which is sad to see after my positive experience with the CODE keyboard.
  Kai from Germany  18/03/2017
I like
- Good manufacturing quality Made in Japan - made for me.
- like the rounded edges of the keyboard
- Heavy enough to not slide on your desk, when typing on it.
- Like the Topre Switches, very comfortable, not straining your fingers!

Customer-Wishlist :-)
- I miss the CAPS-Lock LED
- Detachable Cable would be nice (Whatever happened to spiral cables on keyboards?)
- Integrated USB-Hub with a 2-3 USB-Ports on the keyboard would be handy (for USB thumb drive, etc,)

  ustadbb  14/06/2016
I own quite a lot of mechanical keyboards from different brands (Filco, Ducky, IBM) and switches (MX blue, MX black, MX green, buckling springs ...)
The Realforce 88UB has instantly become my favorite keyboard.

The build quality is excellent and the PBT keycaps are a such a pleasure to type on.
The 45g Topre switches are just perfect, even if you're used to heavier switches. I would definitely recommend this keyboard to all searching for a solid keyboard with TKL form factor.

Unfortunately the black on black dye sub letters are hard to read. If you really need to see the legends in low light condition - this keyboard is maybe not the best choice. Most probably you won't even find any ISO replacement keycaps for Topre switches.

Otherwise - if you're ok with touch-typing - don't hesitate. I haven't regretted my purchase at all. This black beauty is really far beyond expectations.

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