FAQS

  • What is the point of a variable weight keyboard?

    The weight of a keyboard is a measure of the effort it takes to press down a key. Your Realforce keyboard recognises that for most people their index fingers are their strongest finger and the little finger the weakest. So keys under your little finger, like A and Q, require less effort to press down.

    This attention to ergonomic detail means that your hands will be less tired after a heavy day of typing.

  • What is a Topre switch?

    The Realforce keyboard features Topre switches made by the Topre Corporation of Japan. Within each key is a Topre switch which features a rubber cup sitting on top of a spring. Beneath the spring is a capacitive sensor which detects each key press electronically.

    The switch creates a smooth and easy action, delivering a gentle “thock” sound as each key is depressed.

  • Is the USB cable detachable?

    No it isn’t. However there is a keyboard tidy on the reverse of the keyboard, which allows you to adjust the cable to the left, right or centre of the keyboard.

  • Is this keyboard a good choice for fast typists?

    Yes it is! Elite keyboards like the Realforce have full N-key rollover (sometimes abbreviated to NKRO). This means that every key press is noted, even if you press keys simultaneously.

    Outside the world of work, this is a great feature for gamers, who may well be repeating certain key strokes very rapidly.

  • Will this keyboard stand up to heavy treatment?

    This keyboard has been created from the ground up with the needs of professional users in mind. Across the keyboard, each switch has been designed to withstand 50 million lifetime clicks. The legends on the key caps are printed using a dye-sublimation technique, so the ink goes inside the plastic making them pretty much impervious to wear.

  • How heavy is the keyboard?

    It weighs 2.4 lbs (1.1 kgs). The weight together with the textured feet at the base of the board means that your keyboard will stick solidly to your desk surface without wobble or movement.

  • How long is the standard warranty?

    The keyboard comes with a 2-year advanced exchange warranty.

  • Do the F and J keys have a raised bump so you can locate them by touch?

    Yes they do.

  • What is the point of a variable weight keyboard?

    The weight of a keyboard is a measure of the effort it takes to press down a key. Your Realforce keyboard recognises that for most people their index fingers are their strongest finger and the little finger the weakest. So keys under your little finger, like A and Q, require less effort to press down.

    The variable weighting on the keys ranges from 45g at the heaviest to 30g at the lightest.

    This attention to ergonomic detail means that your hands will be less tired after a heavy day of typing.

  • How many keystrokes can the key switch handle?

    Each Topre key switch is built for a lifetime of serious use. Each key gives 50 million keystrokes

  • Who makes the keyboard?

    REALFORCE R2 PFU Limited Edition keyboards are made by Topre in Japan exclusively for PFU.

  • Where is the keyboard produced?

    Each keyboard is hand built in Japan.

  • What makes the PFU Limited Edition unique?

    The PFU Limited Edition REALFORCE R2 has silent keys for busy offices plus fully customisable keys. Actuation points can be altered from 1,5mm, 2.2mm and 3.5mm to meet your particular needs.

  • How much does it cost to ship?

    PFU is selling the R2 Limited Edition with Amazon. There are no hidden international delivery costs and Amazon Prime customers get free shipping.

  • Where do I get the Actuation Point Changer software?