Atari keyboard takes you back to 1979

The Niyari Atari 400 keyboard mimics the design of the computer's membrane keyboard (a spill-proof keyboard with pressure pads for keys), but adds some modern chiclet keys.

Atari keyboard
GeekStuff4U

New gadgets can bring nostalgia for the technology of yesteryear. The Niyari Atari 400 Style Keyboard from Japanese online store GeekStuff4U is a prime example.

With computers these days pushing the boundaries of modern design to its limits, one can sometimes miss the old days when almost every piece of consumer tech was beige. The Atari 400, for example, was a sort of all-in-one BYOD computer targeted at children. Its beige, brown, and orange keyboard was probably designed to make using a computer in 1979 fun.

The Niyari Atari 400 keyboard mimics the design of the computer's membrane keyboard (a spill-proof keyboard with pressure pads for keys), but adds some modern chiclet keys. It also has a numerical keypad, which was not found on the original computer.

Keen on getting one? Well you can't. The online store has discontinued its 11,980 yen ($144) novelty peripheral and recommends that folks look at other keyboards as an alternative.

Original Atari 400
The original Atari 400 computer. The Obsolete Technology Website

(Source: Crave Asia via technabob)

 

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