The Ultimate Keyboard

The Happy Hacking Keyboard is so much more than a mechanical keyboard. It's the result of years of innovation—working toward a tool that feels like it's designed for you. Its very composition is meant to evoke innovation and progress.

A History of Happy Hacking

In 1995, Mr. Eiiti Wada created the first prototype for what would eventually be the "HHKB"— a specialty keyboard for professionals where key arrangements were optimized and unnecessary keys were omitted (allowing for a more compact size). By 1996, the first lot of 500 high-quality manufactured keyboards came off the production line—selling quicker than anyone expected, and professionals immediately began asking when the next batch would be available.

Over the years, more HHKB models have been developed, and improvements are continually being made. However, the essence of HHKB has always remained the same—to create an unparalleled keying experience for professionals and users who expect the best.

Eiiti Wada

Happy Hacking Keyboards

For more than fifty years, PFU has been developing technologies to accelerate digital transformation for organizations around the world—including our world-class keyboards.

PFU Limited was founded in 1960, and our joint-venture roots weave back to 1973 when we joined PANAFACOM, a consortium of companies that developed the first minicomputers. Years later, in 1987, USAC Denshi and PANAFACOM merged to establish PFU Limited (PANAFACOM, USAC), the hardware innovation arm that has developed a variety of technologies for the world.

Today, PFU America, Inc. brings HHKBs to customers everywhere, helping them optimize their work with products that fuel their passion.

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