Take me to Mun with these adorable handcrafted keycaps from the Kerbal Space Program

If you really want to show your passion for making all Kerbalkind travel the cosmos, then the new Kerbal Space Program artisan keycaps are really the best way. Well the best way to show it to anyone looking at your keyboard I think.

However, given the sky-high price tag, it’s probably also a good way to show that you’re actually doing great for yourself. After all, if you can spend $65 each on a hand-carved resin key, you have a good amount of disposable income to throw away.

But it’s always been that way for the handmade keycap brigade. If you really want a bespoke PC gaming setup, nothing says ‘enthusiastic’ quite like customizing your keyboard with specific mechanical switches and the odd handcrafted keyboard. But these two twin obsessions could end up costing a bomb.

In a world where it’s still difficult to upgrade your gaming PC in any meaningful and technological way—although things are starting to change— Handcrafted keycaps are an understandable obsession.

In the end, some of them are absolutely stunning.

And then some of them are really cute, like these KSP caps that you can pre-order from Drop right now. There are four different versions on offer: two in white and two in orange, with Jeb or Valentina Kerman options in each color. They are compatible with any Cherry MX accessory, which means any cross-head clone switch will also fit.

(Image credit: Drop, T-Lab)

I have to admit, I’m tempted. Around $50 and I would probably be sold, because the Kerbal Space Program holds a special place in my heart. Not only have I been playing around shooting rockets at Mun since it was in beta, but it helped me through the first six months of my first child’s life.

Since the only place he slept was on my shoulder, having games I could play with one hand at night was vital. Likewise, finding games that weren’t as occasionally rage-inducing as my common obsession with Football Manager. The Kerbal Space Program has a simple, one-handed control scheme and a way to make the difficult task of breaking free from Kerbin’s bonds somehow calming, no matter how many times a rocket self-destructs on the launch pad.

I am very much a Kerbal man.

But, it’s worth saying, there are only 1,000 of these hand-carved, hand-molded covers, so if you’re really looking to spend $65 on a keyboard-mounted Kerbal, you might need to jump in fast.

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