The Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard is a brand new Amiga officially licensed 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:
- 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.)
- Officially licensed by Amiga Inc.
(Thank you Amiga Inc. for your support and allowing us to make these keyboards without legal issues.)
** THIS IS A PRE-ORDER PRODUCT - MINOR IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE MADE BEFORE SHIPPING.
WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL MARCH 2022 DUE TO FACTORY PRODUCTION SCHEDULE **
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK:
- The Amiga logo doesn't look quite right or accurate enough?
There have been several variations of the Amiga logo over the years, and we aren't completely happy with the one we've used in the prototype photos above. It is good for an Amiga-feel, but the 'G' shape in particular doesn't look like that which is on most original Amiga hardware. Though we've never wanted to be an actual clone, we will rectify this before manufacturing the pre-order batch so you will receive a more accurate logo rendition in the product you receive. This detail is especially important now that we have permission to make these from Amiga Inc.
- 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. It is doubtful there will be enough demand to sell them ongoing, however hopefully we will be proved wrong!
- 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.
- Will a Help Key keycap be added to your store?
We aim to add this soon. It will most-likely just be a standard small keycap if so, but it would still be nice to have some sort of Help key as many people have asked for this.
- Will more languages/regional layouts be added?
The keyboard itself will stay the same, but we will add extra keycaps to our store so that better international language layouts can be achieved such as AZERTY, Nordic keys, QWERTZ and US # symbol location etc.
- If I have already pre-ordered and then you add extra keycaps or other options can I still change my order?
Of course you can! Just send us an email and we'll get the ordered amended for you.
- Can the firmware be reflashed?
We are looking into this currently and will update news on this soon.
- Can I attach this to original hardware?
Not without an adaptor - we do have an adaptor in development and it will be available on our website in time for the despatch date. Other retailers also sell similar solutions such as the SUM HID Amiga adaptors.
- 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