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HHKB Professional 2 w/ PBT Spacebars

HHKB Professional 2 w/ PBT Spacebars

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im looking into buying an hhkb (probably not from here) and i was wondering, is it possible to put the spacebar on backwards? I've been using an inverted spacebar on my mx boards for years and i'm not sure if i could ever return to a 'properly' oriented spacebar.
wes1099
yeah that's how I'm using my spacebar on my hhkb!
TheDoom8ringer
cool, thanks!
Just get one for $180 in r/mm
Great price, but I think I'll save for a Type-S instead.
equalunique
What's the diff w/ the type-s?
yohannes
Key sliders are elongated a little to accomodate sound dampening material. I like quiet keyboards and longer key travel/not bottoming out, so it's a win-win as fas as my tastes go.
can we get some night- and whitefoxes instead
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i dont think the article was arguing for one side or another. just recapping the situation
Shalakazaam
:omegalul:
Is this the same keyboard on amazon?
SeaBui
It is, except you wouldn't get the extra PBT spacebars.
I really like this keyboard, but I wish there were more keycap options for Topre switches.
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adamSrgnt
There seem to be more and more after-market keycap options coming up these days. There's one on MD right now.
I got the hybrid stems, but they were a huge pain in the ass to install because of the little barb that prevents them from sliding out. I abandoned trying to use them because I would rather have a boring, working keyboard than a cool looking, busted one.
So basically, this is a $229.99 drop for some HHKB spacebars. You can get this board on Amazon right now by Saturday for the same price. Thanks, no thanks.
bren-square
Coupled with complaints of expected-shipment-date-missed on the last drop, might as well buy on Amazon.
JimDetroit
Pretty much. It's not a rare thing to get. I know that finding keycaps for HHKB can be tough sometimes but they're not impossible so this isn't really a deal in any way.
Woo hoo! Let the circlejerk commence.
Dhry
Which one? ;)
Got my shipping notification!
Can we at least get a new estimation of when this drop will ship? I would rather not have $200 in limbo.
Is this gonna ship anytime soon?
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I haven't so far
Nope
What's the point of this drop? You can regularly find HHKBs new on Amazon for 200 dollars. Are we paying 30 dollars for PBT spacebars?
Kolawa
Must be "artisan" spacebars.
Why does this have to drop when I have no money 😭😭 I'll be forever waiting to get a hhkb lol
Trust MassDrop to run this Group Buy BUT then also release a MiTo Pulse CTRL High-Profile Keyboard as well. No reason to be here anymore when a Far easier keyboard to use is beckoning. Have pulled out of this GB simply because MD offers something far better but certainly not a cheaper option. Good luck with this.....
Elrick
Far better. Sure man
Wow, finally a HHKB drop.
I have a pok3r vortex with brown mx switches and a hhkb pro 2. I've had the hhkb pro 2 for almost 7 years had the pok3r for two years. the pok3r rattles much more as the switches travel up and down, the hhkb doesnt rattle as much and is quieter. imo they don't compare at all just 60%. I might prefer an hhkb pro 2 with 55g switches too for greater feedback. so far the hhkb is my favorite. and coming from a Sun Microsystems background the layout of the hhkb is totally my preference, remapping the pok3r just isnt the same on backspace and ~ keys. I think hhkb is worth its price, definitely a workhorse. fujitsu this is what I would upgrade. - mini usb -> usb-c - 2xusb1 hub -> usb3 + usb-c or 2xusb-c - rgb switches - 45g or 55g options, even a mix like the realforce ones Massdrop - MORE TOPRE KEYCAP Sets!!
vlaadbrain
Actually I’ve had the 55g Realforce and if you’re looking for more tactility with heavier domes, you gotta look elsewhere. I’d say that the 45g domes have a more pronounced tactility, whereas 55g is heavier and more “drawn out” actuation so to speak. You might still like it but just a heads up for you if you’ve never tried 55s before. Cheers!
JCXD
Thanks for the feedback, i actually ended up getting the BKE light domes, and the silencing rings from kbdfans. replaced the alpha key domes only, left the numbers and the metas all with the default domes, and i'm liking it quite a bit. i still have to fiddle with the stems a bit, and silence the numbers too, the silencing rings help a lot!.
Not worth it for only a $10.00 savings especially when there's going to be a refreshed model coming out next fall. They should have listened to the community and brought this drop to us years ago.
Thocktackular
100% agree but talking with HHKB reps at the bay area meetup recently, it was less about MD listening to the community and more about the two companies not being able to work something out.
I can't belive it... I am really rubbing my eyes... it's here... this only means that we as community are growing a lot...
DanielFerrer
:')
Just an observation here. If there were over 4000+ requests for this keyboard over the years, why are we stuck at only 10 keyboards sold thus far? Thought that by now, it would be at least 600 sold. Typical bullshit artists making requests for stuff they never intended to buy at all.
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Elrick
I think the other comments nail it. There is a refresh right around the corner and this is more expensive here than on Amazon right now ($208 with two day prime delivery). The extra spacebars aren't really going to convince many people to spend over 200 bucks on this when the new version comes out in a few months at the same price. MD and HHKB could have (should have) put something together way before now...
Yo don’t even sweat it, it’s “Elrick”. He’s on deskthority as well and he’s just always like this. No need to preach to him, he’ll never change.
I would love to get the PBT spacebars shown in this drop, separately for my HHKB. Anybody know the source for these pastel-colored spacebars shown here?
JimDetroit
kbdfans
$204 on Amazon... Massdrop falls a bit short on pricing.
An $11 discount is not worth it because massdrop does not offer refunds or returns when an item is defective or otherwise unsatisfactory. Better to buy this from a store that has a return policy.
jjonmassdrop
MD support has refunded me and/or sent me replacements for all orders that got messed up for whatever reason, including shipping issues. My dev/tty mod kit was missing a key. They sent me an entirely new mod kit. My Tai Hao caps were lost in the mail, they gave me a full refund. I've had no complaints about their after purchase support.
banana_bread
Not sure who's been helping you because I reached out to massdrop support multiple times and they said "not our problem, take it up with the manufacturer."
Couldn't pass up on FINALLY owning this little beastie. Despise it's tiny foot print but I am curious about it's all plastic structure. Have always loved Realforce construction details so I'm hoping this keyboard doesn't fail too quickly. Thanks MassDrop for this unique purchasing opportunity. This would be the very first siting of an HHKB here on this site.
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If I was living in America - but I do not. Stuck here in Convict Town - despite that, the shipping all the way from your place on the other side of this Planet, is just $5.50USD. So MassDrop has supplied me this keyboard at a far lower cost overall. Amazon would rape the hell out of my wallet in shipping fees for this keyboard to my residence. Massdrop has always been gentle and benevolent to me when it came to shipping. Just the way I like it.
Elrick
Nah, it was like $10 USD to ship from Amazon to AU when I bought mine.
This price is not attractive. Also, I'd recommend buying the Bluetooth version.
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I understand your concern. It's more like a personal preference. So far my HHKB BT connects perfectly after 6 Mo of use even I also have many other wireless devices on at the same time. Now I cannot go back to the wired version. For those who wants their desk clean and who's choosing one between the wired and BT version, I cannot recommend the BT version more.
PanY
This product by Fujitsu Computer Products of America on Massdrop for the first time includes 2 years of advanced exchange warranty with US based customer support. The product is also available locally in the US for the first time.
Don't balk at this price, the HHKB is worth every penny. No Cherry switch comes close to Topre. I've had my HHKB for over 3 years now and absolutely love it. It even has hardware toggles for Mac/Windows mode so that media keys work correctly.
shadowhand
I do use one every day, can say that it is without a doubt my favorite stock keyboard. All in all fantastic board. Seems spendy at first, but considering how many hours of use my HHKBs get, totally worth it.
shadowhand
Except this isn't a good price. Currently available in multiple markets for less than this, including Amazon.
Massdrop has two unique opportunities:
  1. Launch limited runs of brand-new enthusiast hardware that no one else is willing to support
  2. Offer compelling discounts or unique variants of existing enthusiast hardware
This isn't a new product, and it is not a great discount. You can buy this through Amazon for a better cost (it's been under $220 since September, brand new) and get faster shipping and better support. The more Massdrop acts like a generic storefront, the less it works.
H2Whoah
fyi to anyone reading this -- EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER is selling an HHKB on reddit.com/r/mechmarket. Yeah, they're secondhand, but buying off what essentially is keyboard craigslist saves you a lot of money. Most stock HHKB's sell there for $150-200. Go save some money guys.
Not the type s? I think that's the best one. I have the professional2 and the BT already. I read the BT feels like they type s.
Finally and gratz on the deal, knowing you had been after this for a long time. But, wait a second: "Whatever the reason, it’s here to stay—and now it’s here for the first time in the US, only on Massdrop."
search
In stock from Fujitsu: https://hhkeyboard.us/happyhacking/ You made a deal with Fujitsu and not PFU directly? Keychatter: https://www.keychatter.com/2018/11/12/hhkb-and-realforce-launch-in-the-u-s-through-fujitsu/ Otherwise nice, a bit cheaper, and why do people always forget those additional spacebars. Some might not need them, but they're not produced for nothing and should be added to the calculation (drop).
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Yeah, we can get that edited! good call out
Makami
PFU is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu my dude.
I bought it cheaper brand new on Amazon...
sevenseacat
This product offering on Massdrop includes 2 years advanced exchange warranty with US based customer support by Fujitsu Computer Products of America.
Priyaobrai
cool. I'm not in America :)
It's only 500 grams ? No thanks.