This keyboard designed for a single rhythm game is literally UwU

Wooting UwU keyboard in a cloud
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Wooting, the makers of our favorite gaming keyboard right now, has surprise dropped a compact keyboard that is surprisingly adorable for a keeb with only three keys.

Three keys? Yeah, the keyboard affectionately called the Wooting UwU is designed with one game in mind, the free-to-play rhythm game called osu!

If you haven't played the game, it only requires just a few click clacks of a keyboard, along with some swift and melodic movements of a mouse, or even a tablet. The game's become super popular on social media apps, namely TikTok, because it's absolutely frantic at times, and Wooting is hopping on the train with its own specially designed keyboard. If you can call it that.

I'll admit I did think it was a little early for an April Fool's joke when I first caught sight of the UwU, but then I delved a little deeper into this thing and, yeah, it's pretty cool. It comes with support for all the excellent features we love about the Wooting Two HE and Wooting 60HE, meaning fully analogue and highly customisable switches, so even this little keyboard can get a whole lot more done than it lets on with its diminutive design.

Maybe that means it'll be more useful for other shortcuts beyond just frantic tapping in osu! I can see a streamer finding some use for this sort of thing, though there are a million and one streaming consoles available today that are built for that exact purpose. Sometimes less is more, though.

Wooting will have the board up for pre-order on April 6, which is when we'll see how much money the company is asking for to pick one of these boards up. If you order one, expect it to turn up in August this year, which isn't a bad turnaround for a Wooting board.

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Jacob Ridley
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