HHKB celebrates 25 years with arrow-less $350 wireless keyboard

Scharon Harding

Ars Technica

HHKB Professional Hybrid Type-S in white on white background.

Enlarge / Can you spot the anniversary keycap? (credit: HHKB)

Happy Hacking Keyboard (HKKB) has made a name for itself among keyboard enthusiasts since launching in 1996. Today, the brand is synonymous with arrow-less 60 percent designs, the use of luxurious Topre switches, and premium price tags. Its 25-year anniversary keyboard is no different.

The HHKB layout drops the numpad and navigation keys, including, boldly, the arrows. It targets programmers, engineers, and writers with its symmetrical, shrunken form factor that's supposed to make it easier for your fingers to reach the keys.

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