Fujitsu subsidiary PFU (EMEA) Limited is launching its Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional2 (HHKB Pro2) in Europe. Designed with programmers in mind, it can be a great asset for anybody in search of an excellent typing experience. The innovative and minimalistic high-quality keyboard uses a reduced layout with far fewer keys and offers an extremely satisfying and rapid typing experience.
Compact and minimalistic
The HHKB Pro2 is not just another gadget for computer enthusiasts, but is the result of systematic research and a co-operation with Professor Eiiti Wada, a renowned Japanese computer scientist. The 60 key compact build means that hands can stay on the home row which is good for speed, efficiency, and comfort. Due to a number of easy to learn function-layers the reduced layout is actually more ergonomic than traditional keyboards, winning it many fans over the last 20 years.
The ultimate typing experience
HHKB Pro2 features the smoothest, most refined switches on the market. These electrostatic capacitive switches by the Japanese company Topre, eliminate key bounce and deliver a highly tactile response. This ergonomic approach is accompanied by a pleasingly unique sound while typing.
Good looks and built to last
The HHKB Pro2 is small, well-designed and simply looks great on a desk. The understated black/dark grey colour scheme gives it a classic minimalistic appearance. Visually appealing, the printed keycaps feature dye-sublimated legends that will not rub off. High quality materials have gone into building this keyboard, eliminating any creaking or flexing. Furthermore, the rubber domes underneath the keys provide not only smooth feedback, but also extend their lifespan to over 30 million keystrokes.
The elimination of the number-pad allows users to bring their mouse closer to hand, reducing required shoulder movement. With this keyboard’s compact design, desk space can be freed up making for a more ergonomic workspace.
Compatible with both PC and Mac
The keyboard is fully compatible with PC or Mac. The 1.8 meter long cable can be detached for better portability. Users can customise key behaviour to meet personal preferences by using DIP-switches on the back of the keyboard. The keyboard slope can be adjusted to one of three different levels, according to user preference. In addition, the keyboard comes equipped with two USB ports for convenience.
List price and release date
The Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional2 is now available direct from PFU in EMEA from https://www.hhkeyboard.com at just £259.99 or €289.99 and includes a two year manufacturer warranty.
Note: Prices at time of writing.