Ultra Compact Modern Case F77 Model F Keyboard

Starting at $355

Regular Gray
Regular Gray
Black
Black
Carolina Blue
Carolina Blue
Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Use your own keys
Use your own keys
Regular printed key set (US ANSI layout)
Regular printed key set (US ANSI layout)
Regular unprinted set (US ANSI layout)
Regular unprinted set (US ANSI layout)
Black Unprinted (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Black Unprinted (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Regular unprinted set (ISO Vertical Enter)
Regular unprinted set (ISO Vertical Enter)
Blue Printed (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Blue Printed (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Blue Unprinted (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Blue Unprinted (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Dark Gray Printed (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Dark Gray Printed (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Dark Gray Unprinted (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Dark Gray Unprinted (ANSI Enter - no ISO Enter)
Arabic
Arabic
Brazilian ABNT
Brazilian ABNT
Danish
Danish
Dutch
Dutch
French
French
German
German
Hebrew English
Hebrew English
Italian
Italian
Korean
Korean
Latin American Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Norwegian
Norwegian
Russian
Russian
Spanish
Spanish
Swedish-Finnish
Swedish-Finnish
Swiss French and German
Swiss French and German
Swiss German
Swiss German
UK English
UK English
Standard (ANSI or ISO)
Standard (ANSI or ISO)
HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and Split Backspace
HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and Split Backspace
HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and regular 2-unit wide backspace
HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and regular 2-unit wide backspace
0-9 and cursor keys
0-9 and cursor keys
Print/ScrLock/Pause/Ins/Del etc. keys + cursor keys
Print/ScrLock/Pause/Ins/Del etc. keys + cursor keys
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Need help ordering? Please feel free to email me directly and I will help you! The email address is at the bottom of the page.

After much waiting you can now order your ultra compact, modern design F77!  All Ultra Compact keyboards come with a high quality metal (aluminum) case, while the classic design keyboards use a die cast metal (zinc) case.  You can also order an ultra compact case version of the F62 Kishsaver (see the other store item). Printed or blank keys, standard color or all black – your choice.  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.

You can get one with a number pad and 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).  There are 6 available number pad layouts, 4 of which are premium options available through the “extra keys” store item.

F77 compact case expected dimensions: 38 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm (15 x 5.7 x 0.8 in.)

Order this product to receive the ultra compact case version of the F77. 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.

Please check out the home page to review all of the features and specifications of the Brand New Model F Keyboards.  As a note, ANSI Enter – No ISO Enter means that the key set is only available in ANSI because there is no ISO Enter key available for certain keycap colors: black, 60% dark gray, and blue.

Important note:  please do check out the other items in the store, especially the First Aid Kit of spare parts for future repairs once production has long shut down (over 1000 kits ordered so far!), the brand new custom made solenoid and solenoid driver, controllers, key pullers, extra key sets (the key tops do wear down over time and you won’t be able to buy more XT quality one piece keys after the end of the project) and also a spare custom made 3 meter USB cable (same as the one that is installed with the keyboard). I hope to be able to manufacture as many First Aid Kits and spare parts as possible to keep all these great Model F keyboards running decades from now.

Here’s a photo gallery of many of the unique variations of shipped keyboards so far:
https://imgur.com/a/gw8FOl0

All Brand New Model F Keyboards are fully functional with Mac, PC, Linux, and even Android!  For those not ordering installed keys (the “use your own keys” option), the “Right Side Block” options specify the factory default programming – you will not get keys with any printed legends!

APL and JIS Key Set Notes:  APL and JIS key sets are available (I bought some sets from Unicomp; supplies are very limited).  Please message me to check availability.  There will be an extra charge and all Unicomp keys must be installed by the user.  There is no factory-installed option.

Did you know that every 2U and larger key (backspace-sized key) and larger can be split into two keys, and the sensing pads are already there?  Just add a flipper and then you can add keys!  (Example splittable keys:  space bar, both shift keys, backspace, enter)  I recommend ordering the First Aid Kit to enable future repairs and modifications.  I offer a hardware layout modification service for a small extra charge (split or un-split keys only) – email me for details if interested.

In terms of the physical layout possibilities, everything is the same on HHKB style split right shift and regular right shift layouts, except for the right shift key which moves some of the hardware around slightly.  HHKB style split right shift is 1.75U + 1U (does not allow regular right shift) and regular right shift can be split only as 1U+1.75U.

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.

Note: legal, safety, and limited warranty information for this MODEL F LABS LLC product is available to consumers pre-sale and will be furnished upon request, by writing to the email or mailing address at the bottom of this web page.  Of course you’ll get a printed booklet with your order shipment!

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.

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.

Want to adjust the angle / height of your keyboard?  Check out the available bumpers of varying heights:  1/16″, 1/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″, 1″.  Pick up one extra set FREE with each keyboard:  see this store item for details.

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.

“US ANSI” layouts are standard US keyboard offerings.  Below are the two available HHKB style layout offerings, in addition to the ANSI US and international layouts available (not pictured below).  The first layout below is the HHKB with Regular 2U Backspace and the second layout below is the HHKB with Split Backspace option.  The HHKB layout switches Ctrl and Caps lock, splits the right shift key to Shift and Fn, and only for the split backspace option does it put | \ and ~ ` keys in place of backspace and move the backspace key to replace the 1.5U | \ key below the backspace.  The Print Screen, Scroll Lock, and other buttons follow the HHKB Happy Hacking Keyboard standard.  My apologies for not noting this earlier.  For example, pressing Fn + I gives you Print Screen, Fn + O gives you Scroll Lock, and Fn + P gives you Pause/Break.  Fn + 1 gives you F 1, etc.  The key between right alt and right ctrl is factory set to Num Lock, though some prefer to change it to another option like Right Click / Menu.  Here are the other HHKB functions on the function layer, which can be accessed by holding down the Function key:  H is asterisk, J is forward slash, K is Home, L is page up, : ; is left arrow, ‘ ” is right arrow, { [ brackets is up arrow, N is +, M is minus, < , is End, > , is Page Down, and ? / is down arrow.

Key colors (from left to right:  Pebble, Pearl, Black, Industrial SSK Blue, 60% Dark Gray):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example right side block configurations (1= Print Scr/Scr Lock/etc., 2=0-9 option, options 3-5 are premium options – see this page for more details on ordering).  The 6th option (not pictured) just shows the numbers and cursor keys with no other text.

For a text description of the two main right side block configurations:

The Print/Scr, Lock Layout matches the keys between the main block of the IBM keyboards and the right side number pad block and is as follows from left to right, top to bottom row:
Print Screen, Scroll Lock, Pause
Insert, Home, Page Up
Delete, End, Page Down
Blank key, Cursor Up, Blank Key
Left Arrow, Down Arrow, Right Arrow

The 0-9 and cursor keys option resembles a number pad while retaining the standard keyboard functionality (when the num pad is off you can click the 7 key for Home, for example).
7 8 9
4 5 6
1 2 3
0, Up Arrow, Period
Left Arrow, Down Arrow, Right Arrow

And for your reference here’s what the hard anodized ultra compact gray case will look approximately like.  It’s difficult to photograph accurately.

Here is the factory default function layer. Notes: these do not correspond to actual printed legends, only to software configurations. Your layout may not resemble the below layout but the function keys will all be the same. On all keyboards, the right Ctrl key will be labeled as Ctrl but will be factory configured for Fn if you did not order a split right shift keyboard which has the Fn key to the right of the shorter right shift key.

For those ordering the split backspace, the function layer of the top right corner keys is shown here:

Below is an image of the expected base US ANSI key set.  Everyone ordering a base key set gets full key set so you can use it on another IBM Model F or Model M keyboard.  It includes all the separate function keys, 2 unprinted keys (for between Ctrl and Alt), and 2 unprinted keys for the right side block (not pictured below).  When you configure with a HHKB layout and the key set, you get the base key set as well as the HHKB 6 key set: 1.5U size Delete key, 1U | key, 1.5U Caps Lock, 1.75U Left Ctrl, 1.75U right shift, and 1U Fn.  For the international key sets, please feel free to Google image search for the IBM Model M keyboard that you are looking for, in order to see an expectation of the Model F set.  All key set images and included keys are not finalized and are subject to change.  As a note the 0 Ins 1U sized key is only included for the base key set as configured with an F77 keyboard.  To order it for any spare key set please head over to the extra keys product page.

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