Happy Hacking Keyboard
The Happy Hacking Keyboard is a small computer keyboard produced by PFU Systems. The current models in production are the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 and Professional JP, and the Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2.
Happy Hacking Keyboards lack a numeric keypad, and keys outside the typewriter key area are mainly accessible through the Fn key. The keys are arranged in a layout resembling the Sun Type 3 keyboard. Specifically:
- The control key is found where most keyboards place the caps lock. This is the only control key on the keyboard.
- The esc key is located to the left of the 1 key; the key normally found there is at the right end of the same row.
- The delete key is located directly above the enter key; the key normally found there is the second rightmost key on the row above it. Furthermore, this is an actual delete key, not a historically named backspace. Backspace is accessible through Fn+Delete.
- The windows/command key is located between the space bar and the alt keys, and is represented by ◊.
- Turn the delete key into a backspace. Fn+Delete remains backspace, and Fn + top-right key remains delete.
- Swap the alt and ◊ keys
- Enable/disable downstream USB ports on USB models.
Features by Model
|Model Name||Model #||Color||Switch Type||Interface||Blank Keytops||Introduced||EOL||Other Features|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard||PD-KB02||White||Membrane||PS/2, Sun, ADB||No||Dec 20, 1996||Dec 10, 2006||Buzzer (Sun), Power supply switch (Sun/Mac)|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite||PD-KB100W||White||PS/2||Jun 7, 1999||unknown||Was also available in black and white non-labeled versions|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2||PD-KB200W/P||White||Mar 15, 2001||Dec 19, 2008||Arrow keys, 2-port USB hub. Available in Japanese and English layouts.|
|PD-KB200MKW||White||Mac version, has command and option keys in addition to the other Lite 2 features.|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional||PD-KB300||White||Capacitive||Apr 24, 2003||Dec 10, 2006|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2||PD-KB400W||White||No||Mar 24, 2006||2-port USB hub|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional JP||PD-KB420W||White||No||Nov 10, 2008||HHKB Professional 2 with japanese layout and arrow keys|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional HG||PD-KB500W||White||No||Oct 12, 2006||Special 10-year anniversary models|
|Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional HG JAPAN||PD-KB500J||Wajima-style lacquer|
- ↑ HHKB Professional2 (Japanese site)
- ↑ HHKB Professional JP (Japanese site)
- ↑ DIP switch functions
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Happy Hacking Keyboard Specifications
- ↑ "PFU America releases "Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite" for all PC/Linux users and power users". Archived from the original on 2000-01-23. http://web.archive.org/web/20000123201108/www.pfuca.com/news/new_lite.html.
- ↑ "Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite". Archived from the original on 2001-10-24. http://web.archive.org/web/20011024010523/www.pfuca.com/products/hhkb/hhkblite.html.
- ↑ "PFU America Releases "Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2"". AllBusiness. 2001-03-15. http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/software-services-applications-internet-social/6045674-1.html.
- ↑ "Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2 for Mac touts Apple Key, demotes Caps Lock". Engadget. 2007-01-26. http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/26/happy-hacking-keyboard-lite-2-for-mac-touts-apple-key-demotes-c/.
- ↑ HHKB/Features/High quality keys
- ↑ "Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2". AkibaLive. 2006-03-26. http://www.akibalive.com/archives/000686.html.
- ↑ "HHKB Professional HG Specs". http://www.pfu.fujitsu.com/hhkeyboard/hhkbprohg/spec.html.
- ↑ "The 3300 euros keyboard for PC". Akihabaranews. 2006-10-12. http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-12585-The+3300+euros+keyboard+for+PC.html.
- ↑ "HHKB Professional HG JAPAN Specs". http://www.pfu.fujitsu.com/hhkeyboard/hhkbprohg/j_spec.html.
- Official Happy Hacking Keyboard homepage
- EliteKeyboards - US Distributor of Happy Hacking Keyboards
- engadget review of the Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2
- Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2 online sales page with images of different versions
- Linux Journal review of the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional
- Linux Gazette review of the original Happy Hacking Keyboard
- CNET article about a lacquered version