I recently aquired an original ANSI HHKB Lite for around $40 in Japan. Unlike the Lite 2, the original Lite shares the same layout as the Pro line of HHKB’s, so I couldn’t resist picking it up. It has Fujitsu domes and feel considerably more “mushy” than the HHKB Professional line of keyboards that have Topre domes in them. The keyboard is also very “clanky” and the bottoming out noise is quite loud and hollow sounding. Overall not a fantastic keyboard to type on, but one I wouldn’t mind using if I had to because of the layout.
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