Check Out the Awesome New 8BitDo Retro Keyboard

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.

Close-up shot of both 8BitDo retro mechanical keyboards.

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.

Wesley Copeland
Wesley Copeland

Wesley Copeland is a gaming, tech, and toys journalist with over 10 years of experience writing online. Originally starting in video games before specializing in tech and toys, you can find his bylines at IGN, VG24/7, Kotaku, Tech Radar, Games Radar, PC Gamer, Heavy, and many more. He's also highly passionate about how tech can be used to better our day-to-day lives.