ETA End of May 2016
The Happy Hacking Professional 2 (HHKB2) is a minimalist's dream come true; packing more features than a full size keyboard into a very small package. The HHKB2 still provides full-size keycaps, and uses Topre's unique capacitive tactile key switches for comfort and high reliability. PC and Mac friendly, the HHKB2 maintains its wide functionality by replacing lesser used keys with key combinations, which once you get the hang of it, you may never want to use a full size keyboard again; the HHKB2 even provides audio controls (Mac only) and a built-in 2-port USB 2.0 hub!
ATTENTION: Please note that this keyboard has black labeling on dark gray plastic keycaps. In low lit environments, this keyboard will appear to be blank! The black version of this keyboard is not available with higher contrast keycaps, so for better visibility, please consider the white version PD-KB400W.
- 60-Key modified US ANSI Layout
- 45gram sensitivity, 4mm travel Topre Electrostatic Capacitive Key Switches
- Dimensions: 294 x 110 x 39.9mm (11.6 x 4.3 x 1.6in)
- Detachable USB mini-B interface, 1.8m cable included
- Integrated USB 2.0/1.1 Hub (Current supply limited to 100mA)
- High durability PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) keycaps (Spacebar is ABS)
- Long life dye-sublimated keycap labeling (Dark gray)
- Keyboard mode selection dip-switch
- Weight: 530g (1 lb 3oz)
- Made in Japan
Topre capacitive key switches are a patented hybrid between a mechanical spring based switch, a rubber dome switch, and a capacitive sensor which, combined, provide tactility, comfort, and excellent durability. The unique electrostatic design of Topre switches requires no physical mechanical coupling and therefore key switch bounce/chatter is eliminated.
Topre, (formerly named Tokyo Press Kogyo), is an electrical, plastics, and metal materials manufacturer based in Japan. A leader in industrial credit card readers, touch sensors, and touch panels; Topre's key switches are used in critical data-entry applications that require the utmost reliability.
HHKB Pro2 DIP-switch Settings
Important! The HHKB should be unplugged while changing the DIP switch settings; otherwise the changes may not be recognized.
|DIP Switch||Key/Function||SW OFF||SW ON|
|SW4||Meta Key 1||Meta||Fn|
|Key Name||Function||HHKB Mode||Lite Mode||Mac Mode|
|PSc/SRq||Print Screen/Sys Req||x||x||x|
|Vol_Dn||Volume Down||x 2|
|Vol_Up||Volume Up||x 2|
HHKB and Realforce Warranty
2 years, parts, labor, and round-trip repair shipping through EliteKeyboards.com (standard manufacturer warranty is only 1 year). Please review our warranty terms for further information.
HHKB and Realforce Returns
No test drives. No exchanges accepted. Returns for repair ONLY will be allowed. No returns for repair service will be accepted without prior e-mail approval and a RMA number. Repairs may be performed in Japan at the Topre or Fujitsu PFU factory wherein repair turn-around is typically 4-8 weeks; loaner boards are not available, but shipping charges are covered by EliteKeyboards during the warranty period.