In this keyboard review for you today we’re gonna be taking a look at the Tokra real force r2 and I want to go and jump into this one so let’s go ahead and get started starting as always with construction InDesign the Toba real force r2 keyboard is available in both ten keyless and hundred and four key models with many variations for each version that I’m gonna elaborate on a little bit later. Let’s discuss the Topre Realforce R2 Keyboard Review in details.
Topre Realforce R2 Keyboard Review
The keyboard is very heavy and it has an incredibly rock solid feel to it seriously if someone breaks into your house and this keyboard is the only thing you have close to you I’m confident that you could seriously mess somebody up with this thing aesthetically the board is fairly plain sporting a nice slate grey color on both the plastic casing and the key capthere are some subtle clean branding above the ten key that I think looks pretty classy and the LED indicators are very minimalistic consisting of small LEDs that can be changed to seven different colors the lettering marking the indicators is in the same silver styling as the logo so it all kind of ties in the board has full and key rollover and while it doesn’t have extra media or macro keys it does have these controls via the function key now the r2 is pretty much all business so you won’t find a ton of flashy extras that you might be used to seeing me talk about on this channel however they do have a gaming variant which essentially boils down to an RGB version that has a companion software so essentially the main reason for this keyboard existing is to appeal to typists and enthusiasts alike the secret sauce is of course the topper capacitive switch there’s some debate as to whether you can really call it a mechanical switch or a hybrid switch and some people accuse them of just being expensive rubber domes and in the keyboard community they seem to have a pretty polarizing effect with people either loving or hating them the toe press which is essentially a slider over a rubber dome that has a spring inside of it now these switches can be had in 30 45 and 55 gram actuation force variants along with the option for silent or regular switches and they all have a 50 million keystroke lifespan there’s also an a PC version or actuation point changer on some models as well that let you set a dynamic actuation point and having different actuation points on keys that are farther out or closer to the center as you can imagine the typing experience here is fairly unique it’s certainly a step above a normal membrane keyboard it doesn’t quite have the same squish and the snappiness of the keys make it feel more mechanical than your run-of-the-mill rubber domes do what I find most impressive about these switches is how stable they are there’s no key wobble to be had at all in the stabilizers on all of the keys are rock solid in silent – that’s another point worth mentioning these switches are very quiet making them ideal for use in the office setting and I think you could pretty much compare them to the feeling of a tactile switch with a rings installed and so you guys can hear what I’m talking about here is a quick sound test of the 55 gram regular version of the toe press which the key caps are made of PBT plastic for a more robust and quality feel although from what I’ve seen researching this keyboard the space bar on the ANS eye boards are ABS plastic because of their length the key caps are slate gray with black characters and are molded in the DSS profile and the caps are made with dye-sublimation the font is clean and simple but I do find it really hard to identify the characters with the black on grey color scheme aesthetically it does make for a clean design but it does make this keyboard much less friendly to those who haven’t yet mastered touch typing I think having a version with white characters or a simple white backlighting would make this keyboard much more accessible to typists of all ages and skill levels but at the same time this board really isn’t designed for that crowd anyways on the underside of the keyboard there’s a three channel cable routing system to help keep the cables a little bit cleaner on your desk along with four rubberized pads and two rubberized extendable legs that will keep the board firmly in place especially considering the board’s weight availability of these keyboards is currently very limited as the r2 is just being introduced to the US so some of the amazon numbers are a little bit skewed but i can tell you that the RGB version is from what I’ve seen the real force r2 will be so it’s certainly commanding a very premium price there’s no denying the absolute feeling of you get with this board and overall the typing experience but the toe press which is quite nice I think the 45 Grand version would be the ideal keyboard to use in an office setting but that being said I have to agree with the polarizing nature of the switch it doesn’t feel like a traditional mechanical typing experience and I think that’s definitely gonna put some people off however if you’re open to a new feel and you want something that feels like I described earlier in the video then the quality simply cannot be denied I don’t think I’d go as far to say that they are the ultimate typing experience as I firmly believe that people’s preferences come first over which switch is objectively the best but they certainly do deserve the praise that they get I do think that with the very exclusionary price point it’s gonna make it tough for new users to want to take the plunge and find out if they really enjoy the topper switch so overall I’m undeniably impressed by the quality feel of this board and the Tobruk keys are great but I’m just not sold on the very high price well that’s it for the video guys let me know down in those comments below which side of the fence you fall on with the toe prick capacitive switch do you like the way it feels or do you think that it’s just sort of glorified rubber domes.
In this Topre Realforce R2 Keyboard Review ( Updated ), I will explain the pros and cons of this keyboard to help you make a better decision for the money.