When comparing Type Heaven vs Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, the Slant community recommends Ultimate Hacking Keyboard for most people. In the question“What are the best keyboards for programming?” Ultimate Hacking Keyboard is ranked 18th while Type Heaven is ranked 40th. The most important reason people chose Ultimate Hacking Keyboard is:
Through the use of an app called [Agent](https://github.com/UltimateHackingKeyboard/agent), users can configure the UHK to their liking.
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Pro Quieter than Cherry MX Brown switches
Type Heaven's Topre switches have a much quieter, softer sound than the Cherry MX Browns.
Pro Functional to use keyboard
No LEDs, no USB hubs and no detachable cables: to Topre, that's just hype. They clearly feel that, with the right product in your hand, there is no need for all those "sideshow features", as they refers to them.
Pro Aesthetically pleasing
Each of the 104 keys is dark grey with a white, laser engraved inscription. The frame of the keyboard is black, but is slightly textured to give it a matte finish without the "gritty" feel. The keyboard has some hard lines and sharply turned corners, but also has some round surfaces. This combinations makes it quite elegant.
Pro Reasonably cheap
Topre has an extensive line of keyboards, all featuring the company's custom switches. However, the Type Heaven is the first Topre keyboard to be offered at a price this low.
Through the use of an app called Agent, users can configure the UHK to their liking.
Pro Feature customization via add-on modules
You can attach trackpoint, trackball, trackpad and additional key clusters to the board. This allows for extensive feature customization, for increased productivity and convenience.
Pro Ergonomic design
The UHK has a split design, since two keyboard halves result in a more natural typing posture. The halves are connected by a bridge cable, which expands and contracts as needed, occupying minimal desk space. The halves can be merged together as one, which is useful for transportation purposes or if you happen to prefer a one-piece keyboard.
Pro No need to leave the home row
For maximum touch-typing productivity, one's hands should not leave the home row frequently. With conventional keyboards, this is not the case when navigation and function keys need to be used. On the HKB, via a thumb key press, several function layers can be activated, turning the home row keys into function keys.
Pro Modular and disassembly friendly
The UHK is modular and has disassembly instructions embossed onto components and even printed on the circuit board. It records use data, so when key switches have reached the end of its lifespan, users can replace them.
Con Not shipping until Spring 2017
The HKB is not shipping yet. Manufacturers predict they will start shipping during Spring 2017.