Feel a wave of nostalgia with the Hyper Clack mechanical keyboard

Do you pine for the glory days of 16-bit gaming? Your newswriter here was a Sega kid, but if you're dearly missing the Super Nintendo, Hyperkin Labs has the keyboard for you. Named the "Hyper Clack Tactile Mechanical Keyboard," this USB mechanical keyboard uses Gaote Blue tactile keyswitches and comes in a retro-style color scheme that's reminiscent of the U.S. edition of the old Super Nintendo console.

Gaote is one of a number of smaller companies cloning the over-30-year-old Cherry MX design. Not to be confused with fellow MX-compatible switch builder Gateron, Gaote switches are relatively new in the wider keyboard market. Keyboards with similar Cherry switch clones like Kailh and Outemu have gotten favorable reviews, so we'd wager Gaote's take should be decent enough.

The front of the keyboard is host to an LED light bar that glows purple while the keyboard is in use. If nothing else, this thing's aesthetics should be a hit with the vaporwave kids. Pick up the Hyper Clack at Hyperkin's website for $100.

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    • gbcrush
    • 3 years ago

    Sega kid here too…but you’ve got to admit, the SNES color scheme is a bit more distinct.

    And the keyboard is sooooo pretty.

    • rwburnham
    • 3 years ago

    Disco is back!

    • Metonymy
    • 3 years ago

    I’m not completely sure I’m secure enough about my masculinity for this one…

    • thedosbox
    • 3 years ago

    Just when we thought keyboards couldn’t get uglier, Hyperkin Labs come to the rescue.

      • EzioAs
      • 3 years ago

      I think it looks great.

      • tritonus
      • 3 years ago

      Even without RGB?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    It’ll go great with my RetroPie with the [url=http://www.8bitdo.com/snes30/<]8bitdo SNES30 controller[/url<].

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      Dude. They’re really going all out with this thing. The box on the product page is totally US SNES vintage.

      Guess we should expect that from one of the bigger retro console makers.

        • DragonDaddyBear
        • 3 years ago

        I have the NES version and I love it.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 3 years ago

          I’m kind of kicking myself for not getting the NES30 Pro since it has the dual analog sticks. Basically shaped like the Wii Classic Controller. That really only affects newer systems, but it’d be nice to have for MAME or whatnot, too.

          Only problem I have with it is sometimes I don’t pull off the half-circle and 3/4-circle Blitzes in Final Fantasy III. No problem doing similar moves in Street Fighter, though. Maybe Squaresoft was just extra-picky about input.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    So now you’re writing purple prose?

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Purportedly.

      • danazar
      • 3 years ago

      It’s so unbelievable.

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