A portable version of the G Type recorder, designed to be popular among consumers. Here, the H in H Type stands for home, implying home use. The external mic can be stored in a handy pocket inside, and, as a refinement since the G Type, head covers were now made of tempered plastic instead of sheet metal. Portability was paramount. Designing the suitcase-like body was an opportunity to deepen ties with luggage makers, collaboration that later proved valuable when developing carrying cases for other products. The H Type soon found its way out of homes and into settings of all kinds, where the recorder played a role in education and even at rehearsals of traditional Japanese dance and music performances.