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These Sonic the Hedgehog mechanical keyboards gotta type fast

With a pair of surprisingly okay online video recreation movies beneath his non-existent belt, Sonic the Hedgehog is on a roll in a way he has not been for a ten years or two. But even the most obsessive Sonic enthusiast could pause at the latest styles from boutique keyboard maker Higround. Just after all, Sonic is pretty a lot a console gaming icon. What’s the issue of receiving a bunch of classy Computer gaming extras emblazoned with a Genesis-period blue blur?

Highground SEGA collection: keyboards, desk mats, tote bag


Conceptual challenges aside, these 65% mechanical boards could possibly have a good deal of charm for die-really hard supporters. Notice the pixelated printing on the Eco-friendly Hill Zone keyboard: Sonic himself is hanging out on the S critical, and his existence and ring counts are place cleanly on the space bar. It is meant to be paired with the desk mat of the very same layout. There is also a matching set that includes Sonic and his edgelord rival Shadow, if you’re extra into the write-up-2000s era of the series.

For my income, I’m much more intrigued in the keyboard intended to commemorate the Dreamcast, Sega’s fondly-remembered closing dwelling console. Note the wire body that is spread alongside the keys, and the arrow keys meant to indicate the controller’s colorful A/B/X/Y plan. I especially like the orange triangle on the Escape key, which matches the electrical power indicator on the console. Regrettably it appears like there is no matching desk mat for that structure.

Dreamcast themed keyboard held behind the back


Assuming they adhere to the pattern of Higround’s past keyboard releases, these will be common 65% designs (notice the full arrow keys) with PBT keycaps, Kailh Box switches with incredibly hot-swap PCBs, USB-C cables, and RGB lighting. The keyboards and desk mats will “drop” on the site at noon Pacific tomorrow. As Gizmodo notes, there are no prices, but preceding licensed boards and mats from this provider charge a realistic $135 and $fifty, respectively. At minimum some of the keycaps will be offered independently ($sixty just about every), but once more, will only work on 65% layouts.