ePBT SimpleJA R2

ePBT SimpleJA is back - the much-requested vintage-styled keyset has returned, this time with improved key variety and compatibility.

Current Project Status: Group Buy Closed; In Manufacturing

Group buy closed
Moving to manufacturing stage

Last updated 2021-11-15

Group buy closed
Moving to manufacturing stage


Group buy open until November 15
Product pages are listed on the project page


Kitting overhauled with added support for many 40% boards, improved ISO support, replaced super position keys, and base kit contents


Project announced with planned group buy in October

The Past in the Present

SimpleJA recreates the vintage "cross-positioned" legends of vintage Japanese keyboards with legends as faithful to historical examples as possible.
Many hours of research were conducted to implement historically-existent legends; those that did not exist in the past were crafted anew to blend in with the rest.

Adapting for What's Next

ePBT SimpleJA's kitting has been revised significantly from R1 to R2 to improve compatibility with a wider variety of layouts including ergo, ortho, and compact boards.
In addition to an optimized base kit which covers the typical, niche kits such as the ortho and JIS/ISO kits have been revamped to bring the retro aesthetic to the most unique of keyboards.

Upon the Best Canvas

SimpleJA R2 implements EnjoyPBT's newest toolings for more than just warp-resistant spacebars.
Scoop-only homing keys help to accurately reproduce the original vintage keysets, and short convex spacebars assist in delivering a physically and visually pleasing typing experience on unusual key layouts.




Launch Date

Planned sale in October 2021




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