After much waiting you can now order your ultra compact, modern design Kishsaver! Printed or blank keys, standard color or all black – your choice. You can also order an ultra compact case version of the F77 (see the other store item). Full disclosure, the design and colors are subject to change, but the innards will be exactly the same as the original cases, except the bottom inner assembly will be less wide to fit inside the smaller case. The inner assembly will not be red as pictured; it will be black. The colors and finish shown in the rendering are not accurate.
All F77 and F62 keyboards have function keys! They are the function layer of the top row of keys. You can have the keys printed with F1, etc. on them or leave the printing normal (for the F1 printing please order the extra set of 12 F1, etc. keys in the store item).
Please check out the home page to review all of the features and specifications of the Brand New Model F Keyboards. These cases are much smaller and lighter than the die cast cases and would be much better for those carrying around the keyboard often (these weigh 3-4 pounds vs. about 8 pounds for the die cast F62 zinc case). Still the same great materials for the inner parts.
F62 compact case expected dimensions: 31 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm (12.2 x 5.7 x 0.8 in.)
F62 original case approximate dimensions: 36 x 18 x 3 cm (14.2 x 7.1 x 1.2 in.)
Order this product to receive the ultra compact case version of the F62 Kishsaver. This one will have an aluminum case and the USB cable will be removable from the back without requiring you to open up the case.
However please note that this version of the case is secondary priority for me compared to getting out the original style case keyboards to everyone who ordered one. So please expect to get yours with the final round orders, but possibly with the early round orders. Lead time is at least several months.
Black key sets will include split right shift key – please disregard the note in the product dropdown menu.
Colors are also not finalized but I expect to have a standard gray (not industrial gray) and black, and possibly other colors like red or blue if anyone’s interested (not confirmed yet). Any suggestions or requests, please let me know.
Also a note that you do not receive the original-style styrofoam packaging with any compact keyboard – the keyboards will be securely packed another way TBD.
A Brand New F62 Model F Kishsaver Keyboard. The packing slip is an exception and will likely be printed using a dot matrix printer on new old stock dot matrix printer paper 🙂
The cork-rubber feet from the photos are included free with every order! They ship unattached to the keyboard so you can pick which feet you want and where you want to install them.
For HHKB/split right shift and split backspace printed layouts, custom printed keys will be included: 1.5U size Delete key, 1U | \ key, 1.5U Caps Lock, 1.75U Left Ctrl, 1.75U right shift, and 1U Fn. For the HHKB set with the non-split backspace, you will not receive the 1U | \ key and the | \-sized backspace key.
If you are using your own keys, you’ll need stabilizer inserts (not included unless you buy a key set). You can order 4 stabilizer inserts by adding 4 units of the “Stabilizer insert” item to your cart.
Please note that you are not buying from inventory. All new Model F items will be built to order at the factory.