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  • Blue WASD keys

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2

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Quick shot of my Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 (I love this thing!).

Outfitted with red escape key, blue WASD keys, and yes, that is its keyboard roof in the background.

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stormy.shore, ak47*, 魚田阿萬, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. thelastCoke 71 months ago | reply

    hi!
    how much was it? i really wanna buy this!! and im wondering if you're satisfied with it.

  2. uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs 71 months ago | reply

    It was too much... but because of weaker Asian currency, right now is probably the best time to get one.

    I'm really satisfied with mine! I'm not happy about the lack of dedicated arrow keys, but I've gotten used to it.

  3. thelastCoke 71 months ago | reply

    yeah.. i think so
    this is exactly what i want to buy despite of the shocking price.
    i should buy this one!! thx for the comment!!
    where r u from by the way? look like korean..
    im from korea :)

  4. uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs 71 months ago | reply

    A little warning, it takes a little getting used to the Happy Hacking keyboard layout. I miss having dedicated arrow keys, as well as Home/End keys (these are accessed via Function key, similar to a laptop).

    Another neat keyboard to check out is the Topre Realforce 87U... it's similar to the HHKB, but with a friendlier layout.

    I'm Indian; my girlfriend is Korean.

  5. mixsynth 37 months ago | reply

    I've been the owner of two HHKB Lite 2s since 2004. It's a great board, and all the keys you need day-to-day are easily accessible; the big Control key, wider Left Shift and Enter keys (compared to standard UK 'boards) and the lower location of the 'Escape' and 'Delete' keys make for noticeably less stretching. Even when I switched to laptops several years ago, I still use the HHKB with them as I'm so used to the layout and feel.

    The first thing I did (as a PC user) was to flick the two dip switches at the back to swap the 'Alt'/'Diamond' keys (keycaps swapped too) and turn 'Delete' into 'Backspace' -- who uses Delete more than Backspace anyway? I'd imagine most non-techie buyers will be Windows users so it might help them to ship it like this and let the 'hackers' go to the trouble of flicking dipswitches and keycaps.

    The only reason I bought the Lite 2 over one of the "professional" models was the inclusion of dedicated 'inverted-T' arrow keys. I simply use the arrow keys far too frequently to want to have to use the Fn key for them, and the inverted-T formation is by far more comfortable than the 'skewed diamond' I'd otherwise have to use. Until the newer 'Topre keyswitch' models have inverted-T arrow keys added to them, I won't be upgrading, and I imagine a lot of other people are put off the newer models purely because of this too.

  6. mixsynth 37 months ago | reply

    I should also add that I've used SharpKeys to remap the right 'Diamond' key (behaving as a 'Windows logo' key under Windows) to be a Right Ctrl key, as this is far more useful and allows one-handed operation with all three main modifier keys.

    Perhaps, in the unlikely event that they're reading, the manufacturer might consider that this could be the factory-fitted behaviour when the dip switch is set to swap the Alt/Diamond keys?

  7. Mark Stosberg 19 months ago | reply

    I have used and loved the HHKB Lite 2 for several years. I'm disappointed the pro version doesn't have dedicated arrow keys or a left-hand side Function key, which there is clearly room for.

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