The Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard is a brand new officially licensed Amiga product manufactured by Simulant Systems Ltd. The keyboard is built to last, with a sturdy construction and quality components. Enjoy the ultimate typing experience with genuine Brown Cherry MX key switches.
Now you can use your PC, Mac or Linux computer with an Amiga keyboard that mixes traditional style with modern usability and comfort.
Amiga keyboard features include:
- Officially licensed by Amiga Corporation. Amiga is a trademark or registered trademark of Amiga Corporation.
- USB mechanical PC keyboard.
- Sublimation printed Amiga-style keycap characters.
(This form of heat transfer printing prevents the keys from wearing.)
- Genuine Brown Cherry MX switches for audible and tactile feedback.
(Brown switches are generally considered to be the best for both typing and gaming!)
- 100% Anti-Ghosting with built-in Function mode to allow for extra keyboard shortcuts.
- 105 Amiga-style custom PBT keycaps in traditional ISO layout.
(Note: PBT keycaps are higher quality than the more common ABS type.)
- Green LED status indicators.
(A nod to classic Amiga keyboards that have green lights!)
- Pull down keyboard feet that can sit at 3 different heights for better ergonomics.
- Beige/cream injection moulded casing.
- White USB cable in PVC rubber with rear, left or right side cable management.
- Windows, Mac and Linux compatible.
(In order to use with classic Amigas you will need a USB HID interface adaptor - we have an adaptor in development, but others are available elsewhere.)
** THIS IS A PRE-ORDER PRODUCT WITH CURRENTLY ONLY 500 UNITS PLANNED.
MINOR IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE MADE BEFORE SHIPPING. WE ARE CURRENTLY STARTING THE MANUFACTURING STAGE. **
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK:
- The Amiga logo doesn't look quite right or accurate enough?
We have already improved this and made the logo accurate to the original (see image below). There have been several variations of the Amiga logo over the years, and we weren't completely happy with the one we used in our first prototypes (shown in most of our photos). Though we've never wanted to be an actual clone, we have now rectified this in time for production. This detail is especially important now that we are licensed as an official Amiga product.
- Does the keyboard work TheA500 Mini Amiga console by Retro Games Ltd?
Yes it does. We have already tested this, see image above. It works great!
- When do pre-orders close?
Keyboards will be left on sale as long as we can before manufacturing deadlines to reach our estimated shipping window. Currently we are in a queue at the factory - we estimate pre-orders will remain until at least 1 month before shipping. They may be left available to order longer if any orders are cancelled or we have surplus stock left.
- Will these be available for sale after pre-orders have closed?
We don't plan to continue selling these keyboard designs permanently, with currently only 500 units planned for production. It is doubtful there will be enough demand to sell them ongoing, however hopefully we will be proved wrong and may be able to do another batch in the future!
- Can I attach this to original hardware?
You can, but you'll require an adaptor. We are currently developing our own adaptor, it should be available on our online shop in time for the keyboards despatch date. Once our adaptor is tested and ready, we'll give the option to add it to your existing order. Other retailers also sell similar solutions, such as the SUM HID Amiga adaptors.
- Will a Help Key be included with my keyboard keycaps?
Yes it will! Two additional 1U-sized Help keys will be included with your order, so that you can swap an existing key to become an Amiga-style Help key in your desired position.
- Will more languages/regional layouts be added?
The keyboard base model is British English ISO, but we have also added extra keycaps to our store so that international language layouts can be achieved such as AZERTY, Nordic keys, QWERTZ and US # symbol location etc. Just choose them from the drop down list to add them to your order, or if you've already pre-ordered you can add them here: www.simulant.uk/shop/amiga-mechanical-keycaps-cherry
- Can the firmware be reflashed?
We are looking into this currently and will update news on this soon.
- Is this compatible with the Vampire Standalone / V4 by Apollo?
Apollo have kindly offered to send us a test unit of their latest Standalone model when it is released. We are currently just waiting to receive this before we can confirm. We've used a very compatible Linux/Mac/Windows USB keyboard, so hopefully there will be no problem.
- What about import tax and EU IOSS? Will Brexit impact my order?
Our store is IOSS registered, this means we will add EU import taxes to be paid at checkout. If your order is under €150 then no extra fees or charges will be payable on receiving your order. For those outside of the EU, any extra tax or fees after shipping will be down to your own regional Import/Export laws and will work in the usual way. Brexit should not have any further impact on orders.
Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard
- Brand: Simulant
- Product Code: amiga-classic-mech-keyboard
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £83.33