Expected Shipping time: Q4 2023
Next-gen AFA is here
When we released AM AFA on October 24, 2022, many of our fans immediately fell in love its unique shape and the innovative adjustable leaf spring mount.
Now, AFA R2 is ready to land on your desktop with new colours and numerous optimizations.
Ergonomic floating design, inspired by VF-19
Lightness, flexibility and the cool looking forward-swept wings make the VF-19 an impressive piece of kit.
The ergonomic design of AM AFA is inspired by the VF-19 variable fighter from Macross.
Today, we're adding 5 all-new colours to AM AFA, each inspired by anime, games and superhero culture.
Inspired by Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
VF-19 ADV V2
Inspired by the VF-19 Advance variable fighter from Macross, with fine-tuned colours from AM AFA R1
Inspired by Nezuko Kamado from manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Inspired by RoboCop
Inspired by fictional biomechanical humanoid mecha
Scratch-resistant glass center cover
To improve the scratch resistance of the original acrylic center cover of AFA R1, we upgraded AFA R2's center cover to real glass. With its increased resistance against wear and scratches, you can keep the porthole of your beloved fighter perfectly transparent at all times.
(AFA R2's glass center cover is compatible with AFA R1)
3+2 axis CNC
Ergonomic floating design
It takes 10 hours of high-precision 3+2 axis CNC processing and manual polishing to recreate the ergonomic and floating feeling of a VF-19 fighter.
Three-Stage Adjustable Leaf-Spring Mount
Personalize your typing feel
When it comes to typing feel, everyone has their own preferences.
We let ourselves be inspired by adjustable coilover suspension from the automotive industry and first implemented our leaf spring mount on AM AFA. With our leaf spring mount, you can adjust both the strength and the range of the rebound.
Improved structure for faster disassembly
Although we went through great lengths to create our leaf spring mount for AFA R1, not that many users have tried adjusting it due to AFA R1's complicated disassembly and re-assembly process.
Therefore, we have optimized the internal structure of AFA R2. It is no longer necessary to disassemble the entire key housing to adjust the leaf springs. All you need is to unscrew four screws on the left and right key housings and take out the PCB assembly (AFA R1 requires 24 screws).
We also removed the panel gaps on the key housing for a more uniform look.
One type of screw for the whole keyboard. You can completely disasssemble AFA R2 with the provided single screwdriver.
Adjusting AFA's typing feel just became easier.
18 typing combos
Rebound range: 3 gears to choose from
By changing the position of the rubber stopper, you modify the length of the leaf spring. This changes the amount of rebound you get.
Gear 1: soft Gear 2: balanced Gear 3: hard
Rebound strength: 2 materials to choose from
We provide two types of leaf spring materials, each with their own rebound strength.
Stainless steel leaf spring: stronger rebound, harder typing feel
Beryllium copper leaf spring: softer rebound, softer typing feel
Of course, more conventional adjustment solutions, such as a set of bottom pads and two sets of adjustment pads, are also included.
Numerous typing combos to choose from. Check out the typing test video and find the best combo for yourself.
Next level typing feel and sound
AM AFA adopts a modular design. All modules (key housing / battery / mainboard / wireless charging) are installed independently into the frame.
The spacing between the left and right key housing of AM AFA is nearly 13 times larger than the 5mm spacing of the original Alice arrangement. With its ultra-large 64.5mm spacing, there's a significant opening angle between the elbow and the shoulder and thus excessive inward clamping of the elbow is minimized, and therefore the burden on the shoulders is reduced.
We designed AFA R2 with a separate PCBs for the left side and the right side, which reduces the load of the PCB and plate on the mount by half, providing a more consistent feel. We even went one step further by removing the mainboard, battery, wireless charging coil and other hardware from the key housing. You no longer need to deliberately try to fill up the interior of the keyboard with various materials, because the independent key housings minimize the interior space to the maximum extent. And subsequently, this brings a significant improvement in reducing hollow typing sound.
As for the PCB assembly, we made sure we didn't miss out on anything that could potentially improve AFA's typing feel and sound.
1.2mm 4-layer hotswap PCB with cutouts and in-switch LEDs
Excellent typing feel and RGB
Pre-applied PCB foam
With precise cut-outs
Minimizes hollow sound and vibrations
Ixpe 8 switch pads with smaller cut-outs
More focused typing sound
Default POM plate
Even more flex
(optional FR4 plate available)
Custom three-layer adjustment pads
Find your perfect typing combo
DIY RGB lighting
In addition to the default built-in lighting effects, you can create your own unique and exclusive RGB effects. AM AFA supports custom in-switch and center LED lighting that you can edit according to your own preferences.
Dual-mode Bluetooth/wired connectivity
Often used in the mobile phone industry, AFA has laser-engraved antenna placed directly under the glass center cover for minimal interference. This to ensure a fast and stable wireless connection experience.
Free Hover wrist rest included
Due to AFA's unique shape, it's relatively high on the front. Therefore, AFA R2 comes with a pair of Hover memory foam magnetic levitation wrist rests, just like AFA R1. These perfectly match the front height of AFA and allow you to move your wrists flexibly.
Layout - 65%, hotswap
Mount - Angry Miao Three-Stage Adjustable Leaf Spring Mount
Typing angle - 6.5° keyboard inclination, 5° tenting
Weight - Base Kit 2.0Kg
Material - 6063 aluminium body with stainless steel front panel
Dimensions - 445.7 x 156.5 x 56.5 mm (front height 22.5-36 mm)
Finish - Anodising, electrophoresis, baked paint
PCB - 1.2mm 4-layer hotswap PCB with cutouts, PCB lighting and in-switch LEDs configurable via Angry Miao DIY site
Connectivity - wired (USB Type-C), Bluetooth 5.1
Included in the kit:
- Keyboard body (aluminum)
- POM plate *2
- PCB *3 (hotswap PCB *2 and USB PCB)
- Leaf spring accessory kit
- Screwdriver accessory kit
- Carrying box
- Storage bag