For Professional Use Keyboard. Made in Japan.
Topre Capacitive Key Switches
The unique electrostatic design of Topre switches requires no physical mechanical coupling and therefore key switch bounce/chatter is eliminated.
Ultimately, the keyboard is designed to keep you from ever leaving the home row, relying on key combos and a perfect, near-symmetrical layout as you ease into the code haze. There's something incredibly compelling about a keyboard this simple and beautiful, built to last a lifetime.
Configurability Dip Switch
If you really want to get technical, you can flip some DIP switches to reassign keys to your preference.
The HHKB should be unplugged while changing the DIP switch settings; otherwise the changes may not be recognized / cause of the failure.
Great Unix Experience
The keyboard actually has “meta” character, and compared to international keyboard with Finnish layout, HHKB with US layout is just superb for any shell work that needs to be done.