Wednesday, November 7, 2018



Fujitsu Computer Products of America today announced it is the sole licensed seller of the Happy Hacking Keyboard and REALFORCE keyboard lines in the United States market. Originally designed in the 1990s, the Happy Hacking Keyboard (HHKB) has been updated with today's programmers in mind.

"There's decades of history behind these keyboards," said Yasunari Shimizu, President and CEO, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "The HHKB is an iconic piece of hardware that inspired a movement, redefining what a professional keyboard is and how it should look, feel and function, right down to the layout and shape of the keys. Today's versions harken back to the classic 1990s model, representing a natural evolution from the original design."

Providing an unrivaled keying experience, the compact 60-key HHKB Professional 2 was designed for speed, accuracy and endurance for UNIX and Linux professionals and advanced programmers. The keyboard is customizable and can be easily modified, meaning it fits the purpose of any high-end user wanting to improve their performance.


Happy Hacking Keyboard Key Features

Core to HHKB's design is its compact size while maintaining the standard 19.05mm key pitch, near-symmetrical key layout and cylindrical step sculpted frame and key settings that reduces hand and finger fatigue
Comprised of a mechanical conic spring and an electrostatic capacitive sensor, the key switches eliminate chatter while providing supreme tactility, extra comfort and keystroke precision
High-quality PBT keys*– keys are sublimation dyed and will never shine or fade
Intelligently designed layout keep users' hands on the home row, making for greater speed and accuracy
The keyboard frame is designed to provide greater ergonomics and a more natural, comfortable feeling for long hours of use
The Type-S model features silent keys for those who prefer a quieter experience
Customizable features include several DIP switch settings for user preference, three height options and models with printed or blank keycaps
Key Lifetime – tested to withstand 50 million keystrokes
*Space bar and frame is ABS

Happy Hacking Keyboard Pricing and Availability
Available now in charcoal and white, the HHKB Professional 2 retails for $241.00, and the HHKB Professional Type-S retails for $322.00.

For users who want a premium keying or gaming experience, "REALFORCE keyboards are created to keep up with any number of keystrokes in any application," said Yasunari Shimizu, President and CEO, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Its unique capacitive switches were designed to provide an excellent tactile experience while providing speed and efficiency for long hours of typing." Keyboard enthusiasts who need accuracy and speed for data entry, office work and gaming will benefit from the quality of REALFORCE keyboards.


REALFORCE Keyboard Key Features

Models come in standard full-size or tenkeyless layout for supporting a wide range of uses
Electrostatic Capacitive Key Switch - Comprised of a mechanical conic spring and an electrostatic capacitive sensor, these key switches eliminate chatter while providing supreme tactility, extra comfort and keystroke precision
Actuation Point Changer* – allows users to change the point at which the key registers. Set it to 1.5mm for fast gaming or 3.0mm for accuracy*
Silent Key Switch* – dramatically reduces typing sound for users who prefer a quieter environment
High-quality PBT keys and frame – keys are sublimation dyed and will never shine or fade.
Key Lifetime – tested to withstand 50 million keystrokes
Step sculpture design allowing for smooth movement across keys and comfortable typing over long play time

*REALFORCE R2 PFU Limited Edition models only


REALFORCE Keyboard Pricing and Availability


Available now in ivory and black, the REALFORCE R2 retails for $258.00. Also available in ivory and black, the REALFORCE R2 PFU Limited Edition retails for $348.00. REALFORCE R2 RGB models are coming soon in early 2019.

Both HHKB Professional 2 and REALFORCE models include FCPA's industry leading U.S. based technical support, a 2-year Advanced Exchange warranty and U.S. certifications.


SOURCE Fujitsu
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