What You Need to Know.
Tech hardware company 8BitDo has revealed a retro-inspired mechanical gaming keyboard that takes its cues from the NES.
- The retro mechanical keyboard comes in two flavors: NES and Famicom.
- Features remappable keys and macro functionality.
- Will retail for $99.
The Full Story.
There’s a lot to get through, so let’s dig in. Deep breath.
The 87-key 8BitDo retro mechanical keyboard features hot-swappable PCB keys, 80’s style dials, two massive red programmable keys, a magnetic adaptor space for 8BitDo dongles, and can be used on Windows 10 and above and on Android 9.0 and up. That’s a lot, right?
Those dual super buttons, the giant red discs you can program, are available separately as well for $19.99.
Size-wise, the retro keyboard comes in at 376.6mm by 169.6mm by 46.8mm. A decent size, then. For the weight, it’s 1050 grams.
For the battery, 8BitDo went with a 2000mAh Li-on battery, which should last around 200 hours. The keyboard also uses Bluetooth 2.4 GHz and can be used via a USB-C cable.
Interested? Check out some more images over on the 8BitDo website ahead of the September 20 shipping date.
Image credit: 8BitDo.