Dreamcast Keyboard

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Dreamcast Keyboard
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Sega
Type: Keyboard
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥4,500 (4,725)4,500e[3][4] HKT-7600
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(alt)
¥4,5004,500 HKT-4000
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Hello Kitty)
HKT-7601
Sega Dreamcast
US
HKT-7620
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM 59,9559,95[5] HKT-7632
Sega Dreamcast
ES
HKT-7633
Sega Dreamcast
FR
HKT-7631
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£19.9919.99[2] HKT-7630
Sega Dreamcast
CZ
1400 Kč1400[7]
Sega Dreamcast
PL
99zł99
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$69.9569.95[6]

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Dreamcast Keyboard (ドリームキャストキーボード) is a keyboard peripheral built for the Sega Dreamcast. Though keyboards had existed for consoles in the past, the Dreamcast's keyboard was seen as the first "useful" one, thanks to the Dreamcast's internet capabilities. It was also the first console keyboard to be released internationally in large numbers. Many games can be used in conjunction with the Dreamcast Mouse, effectively simulating PC controls for first person shooters.

Hardware

Like normal PC keyboards, the Dreamcast keyboard varies between countries due to different key placements. Also as with other peripherals, special editions of the keyboard were made with different color schemes, the majority of which never left Japan.

Japanese keyboards are generally smaller in size, lacking a number pad.

Three versions were released in North America. The original keyboard (or "model 1") was designed to match the aesthetics of early Dreamcast packaging. When Sega of America opted to rebrand the console's packaging, a second keyboard ("model 2") was released. The two are mostly identical, however the model 2 keyboard has a black logo with white text and sports a curved space bar. A separate keyboard was released which received SegaNet branding, though is mostly identical to the second model.

In Europe, keyboards were released with British, French, German, Spanish and Italian layouts.

Compatibility

Models

Japan

Code Name Box scans Images Region Date Price Documentation Description
HKT-7600 Dreamcast Keyboard
ドリームキャストキーボード
DCKeyboard DC JP Box Back HKT-7600.jpgNospine-smaller.pngDCKeyboard DC JP Box Front HKT-7600.jpg
DCKeyboard JP.jpg
JP 1998-11-27[3] ¥4,500 (4,725)4,500e[3][4]
Dreamcast Keyboard (Hello Kitty, blue)
DCKeyboard DC JP HelloKittyBlue.jpg
JP 1999-11-25[8] ¥packpack
Dreamcast Keyboard (Hello Kitty, pink)
DCKeyboard DC JP HelloKittyPink.jpg
JP 1999-11-25[8] ¥packpack
HKT-4000 Dreamcast Keyboard
ドリームキャストキーボード
Dckeyboard jpbox back.jpgNospine-smaller.pngDckeyboard jpbox front.jpg
DCKeyboard JP HKT-4000.jpg
JP 2000 ¥4,5004,500
Dreamcast Keyboard (Black Version)
DCKeyboard DC JP Box Back Black.jpgNospine-smaller.pngDCKeyboard DC JP Box Front Black.jpg
DCKeyboard DC JP Black.jpg
JP 2000-12-21[9] ¥4,8004,800
Dreamcast Keyboard (Divers 2000 Series CX-1)
Keyboard DC Divers2000.jpg
JP 2001-03-21 ¥packpack
Dreamcast Keyboard (Sakura Taisen Online)
ドリームキャストキーボード (サクラ大戦オンライン)
DCKeyboard JP SakuraTaisen.jpg
JP 2001-12-20[10] ¥packpack

North America

Code Name Box scans Images Region Date Price Documentation Description
HKT-7620 Dreamcast Keyboard
DCKeyboard DC US Box Top.jpg
DCKeyboard US Box Back.jpgNospine-smaller.pngDCKeyboard US Box Front.jpg
DCKeyboard US.jpg
US
Dreamcast Keyboard
DreamcastKeyboard DC US Box Back Newer.jpgNospine-smaller.pngDCKeyboard US Box Front Alt.jpg
DCKeyboard US2.jpg
US
Dreamcast Keyboard (SegaNet)
DCKeyboard US SegaNet.jpg
US

Europe

Code Name Box scans Images Region Date Price Documentation Description
HKT-7630 Keyboard
DCKeyboard EU Box Front.jpg
DreamcastKeyboard.JPG
UK 1999-10-14 £19.9919.99[2]
HKT-7631 Keyboard
DCKeyboard DC FR.jpg
FR 1999
HKT-7632 Keyboard
DCKeyboard DC DE.jpg
DE 1999 DM 59,9559,95[5]
HKT-7633 Keyboard
DCKeyboard ES.jpg
ES 1999
Keyboard
DCKeyboard DC IT.jpg
IT 1999
Keyboard
DCKeyboard PL Box Front.png
PL 2001 99zł99

Magazine articles

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Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[12]
Sega Dreamcast
75
Based on
2 reviews

Dreamcast Keyboard

Main article: Dreamcast Keyboard/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Alaab Alcomputtar (SA) #16 (1999-02-xx)
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #11: "Diciembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Bonus (SCG) #7: "7/2000" (2000-09-25)
also published in:
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Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #35: "Wrzesień 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
also published in:

Gallery

Hardware diagrams

Official photographs

References


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