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October 12, 2023

The Neon Genesis Evangelion Keyboard

There are a lot of things you can do to spruce up your mechanical keyboard, from the simplest swapping out keycaps for some that look better to adding some RGB lighting. But one of the more interesting tweaks is to turn your board into something inspired by your favorite anime series, and the neon genesis evangelion keyboard is just the thing for any fan of Hideaki Anno's mecha masterpiece.

The Angry Miao AFA 2 starts with a frame that's CNC machined out of a huge chunk of aluminum, supposedly taken from the VF-19 fighter/mech from Macross (or Robotech). It then has an adjustable leaf spring "suspension" to give the keyboard some unique feedback as you type, and it's all wrapped in a stylish bit of smoked glass.

Obviously, the most important part of this keyboard is its switches. NuPhy has opted for some low-profile, gold-plated ones that have a good amount of resistance and sound fantastic when you type. They're also hot-swap, so you can swap out the included switches for others that you might like better if you prefer.

There are a lot of other cool features, too. The keyboard comes with a wrist rest that folds around it, and the orange case itself has magnets in the back corners that click into orange plastic feet to keep the board at a comfortable raised typing angle on your desk. It also has a capslock light that emits a little ring of RGB that illuminates the inside of the keyboard, and a function row that's set up to work with Mac keys so that you can switch over seamlessly if you come from Apple gear.