Today’s computer keyboards are lighter and more functional than ever before, but there’s a lot to be said for an interface with some heft to it. In the 1980s and 1990s, mechanical keyboards had massive keys that moved with a satisfying "plonk."
You can get some of that feel back with the Durgod Fusion, a retro-style keyboard currently on Kickstarter that’s already far exceeded its initial funding goal and can be picked up for $109.
Each keyboard features color buttons, the option to go wired or wireless, shortcut multimedia buttons, and a comfortable ergonomic tilt. You can choose between three different styles, including the gray, white, and orange Original; the blue, white, and yellow Navigator; and Steam, which mimics the gray, black, and red color scheme of the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Each keystroke offers a classic “click” action. At 14 inches, it’s also easily portable. The keyboard is powered by a rechargeable battery that can last up to 40 days. There’s Bluetooth connectivity, too.
You can grab one keyboard for the early bird promotional price of $109 on Kickstarter or two for $209. The Durgod Fusion is expected to ship in October.
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