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The HHKB Pro2 BT
« on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 14:48:19 »
Just received this beauty of a keyboard today. Picked it up from Amazon Japan using the tenso.com forwarding service.


You will notice quite a few aesthetic differences in the design of the case. Most notably the corners/edges. The case top is actually the top on the BT model. Might make modding a bit easier (with regards to separating the two halves)













Backside


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The back hump


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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 14:51:43 »
Me likey. Does it feel any different than the regular Pro 2?
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 14:52:09 »
Me likey. Does it feel any different than the regular Pro 2?


Will report after a day of work with it :)

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 14:52:49 »
wooo beautiful photos!  i like those edges and curved corners.  do you notice any differences with the typing feels? 
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 14:53:36 »
That box graphic is a nice touch. :D

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 14:57:08 »
Great pics :)
Makes it look a lot better than those first reveal pics.

Would f'sure think about picking one up if it were programmable.


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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 15:55:09 »
waif for white color version  :))

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 16:09:42 »
Definitely didn't like the look of it with the bump, but your pics make it look a lot cleaner.

Black might hide the bump a bit better than white. Well see when that one comes out.

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 16:22:02 »
Definitely didn't like the look of it with the bump, but your pics make it look a lot cleaner.

Black might hide the bump a bit better than white. Well see when that one comes out.


you wont notice the hump at all when using the keyboard.

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 16:37:33 »
That makes sense.  Who uses keyboards, mine are for taking pictures.  =P

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 17:12:40 »
Definitely didn't like the look of it with the bump, but your pics make it look a lot cleaner.

Black might hide the bump a bit better than white. Well see when that one comes out.


you wont notice the hump at all when using the keyboard.

That's because you don't flip your keyboard.
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 19:57:57 »
Very cool!!


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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 20:27:09 »
sometimes, it takes Geekhack photos to tilt me over. Bro Caps and joric's photos are clearly more superior than what was in PFU's website. The urge is real..........
 

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 20:32:16 »
Definitely didn't like the look of it with the bump, but your pics make it look a lot cleaner.

Black might hide the bump a bit better than white. Well see when that one comes out.

If only the bulge was adjustable and could be used as the foot.

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 20:47:21 »
So seriously considering this since I now apparently use nothing but Bluetooth at work. Also, good to see you finally got a Bro cap!

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 May 2016, 06:19:21 »
I like the rounded edges. But dat tumor.
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 13 May 2016, 20:03:57 »
Curious about this board after some use!  :thumb:

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 14 May 2016, 06:23:59 »
Really considering one of these to replace my regular hhkb at work. Interested in your impressions.

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 14 May 2016, 06:25:23 »
sometimes, it takes Geekhack photos to tilt me over. Bro Caps and joric's photos are clearly more superior than what was in PFU's website. The urge is real..........

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 10:47:19 »
Me likey. Does it feel any different than the regular Pro 2?


Will report after a day of work with it :)

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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 19 June 2016, 02:39:25 »
What do you get in the box, apart from the keyboard itself?
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 27 August 2016, 08:08:32 »
I ended up buying one and have no regrets. It is just a regular HHKB but wireless. The bulge at the back isn't visible when you are using it and tbh doesn't look that bad. I am getting over a month's heavy use (8+ hours a day, 5 days a week) from two AA batteries.

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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 06 October 2016, 04:58:01 »
I ended up buying one and have no regrets. It is just a regular HHKB but wireless. The bulge at the back isn't visible when you are using it and tbh doesn't look that bad. I am getting over a month's heavy use (8+ hours a day, 5 days a week) from two AA batteries.

It's either a bulge at the back or a cable sticking out the back.
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 08 October 2016, 02:26:12 »
Exactly, the lack of wires is a huge plus for me.

Slight update on the battery life, 3-4 weeks of heavy use seems to be my results on a single set of AAs. Fairly happy with that.

Has anyone opened one up yet? Thinking about modding it but don't want to be the first to do so as I am fairly inexperienced!

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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 08 October 2016, 04:07:45 »
Slight update on the battery life, 3-4 weeks of heavy use seems to be my results on a single set of AAs. Fairly happy with that.

3-4 weeks are unacceptable to me actually. That's quite a drain. Are you using Alkaline batteries?
 

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 08 October 2016, 04:37:40 »
Slight update on the battery life, 3-4 weeks of heavy use seems to be my results on a single set of AAs. Fairly happy with that.

3-4 weeks are unacceptable to me actually. That's quite a drain. Are you using Alkaline batteries?

haha belfong, how long do you want it to last?  my hhkb with hasu's BT controller with 1000mAh lasts maybe a couple of days on a full charge, so 3-4 weeks would be great.

this board is so tempting, but i would really want this in white and also be able to swap in hasu's controller.  maybe i should just get a regular white one and another hasu BT controller instead...
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Re: The HHKB Pro2 BT
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 08 October 2016, 04:46:48 »
I am using a Apple Magic Trackpad and that one last for a long time. I didn't keep track but I know that whenever the Trackpad start to remind me to change battery, I didn't like it one bit. Imagine having to do this every month or so! I thought the HHKB BT was advertised as lasting for 6 months? That's very acceptable for me!
 

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 11 October 2016, 16:10:09 »
Slight update on the battery life, 3-4 weeks of heavy use seems to be my results on a single set of AAs. Fairly happy with that.

3-4 weeks are unacceptable to me actually. That's quite a drain. Are you using Alkaline batteries?

Why? What does it take, 30 seconds to pop another set of rechargables in?

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 17 October 2016, 17:11:49 »
This looks really good.

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 25 November 2016, 15:50:31 »
I ended up buying one and have no regrets. It is just a regular HHKB but wireless. The bulge at the back isn't visible when you are using it and tbh doesn't look that bad. I am getting over a month's heavy use (8+ hours a day, 5 days a week) from two AA batteries.

Hi how's the long term review. Happy as Day 1?

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 13 December 2016, 05:52:30 »
Oh wow, does the HHKB BT actually look that sexy in real life or are this just mad photo skills? The other shots out there don't seem to lend that kindly to the new rounded corners design.