Honkawa 2 real-leather keyboard available in June, limited to 10 pieces per month
Like leather? Enough to buy a keyboard with even its keys made out of genuine leather? Then the Honkawa 2 real-leather keyboard from Japanese accessories maker Atelier Wagakura ("Wagakura Koubou" in their native tongue) may be just be what you need to complete your life.
The Honkawa 2 is a huge improvement over the original, which did not feature a numeric keypad. A higher-grade of leather is used here, and the material is now finished in oil instead of the special coating that was used for the first Honkawa. Wazakura (which also makes leather mice) says that this oil finishing gives the Honkawa 2 its trademark amber colour, which will only mature with time.
Key pitch is rated at 19mm, key stroke 3.3±0.2mm, and the whole thing's dimensions are at 380x127x21.5mm with a weight of roughly 600g. Contains 103 keys (based on a Japanese keyboard layout).
The Honkawa 2 plugs in via USB (cable length: 1.5m) but a PS/2 adapter is also supplied, should you need it..
Atelier Wazakura will begin to take pre-orders for the Honkawa 2 real-leather keyboard from June 1 on its website from June 1 onwards. Limited to 10 pieces a month.