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Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2

November 26, 2018

I love this keyboard, but it might not be for you.

The HHKB is a compact mechanical keyboard. The keys are normal size, but some keys, like arrows, F-keys and various others are only available under the Fn key, and the Control key have been moved to where most keyboards have the Caps Lock key.

I love this keyboard and everything about it, because it feels great to type on, the size makes it very easy to bring everywhere I bring a laptop. The width of it is basically the same as a 13” laptop. But the alternate layout might not work for you. If you like my prefer to spend all day in Emacs or VIM for that matter, then it is not a problem. Because you don’t use the arrow, home, end, page up / down keys for much. But if you use something like BBEdit or Visual Studio Code you might not find it to be the best.

It is a UNIX keyboard, with some strong ties to how the keyboards of the old LISP Machines had. Like I said, it works great for me. And I love it so much that I am bringing it back and forth to work until I get around to ordering a second one