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Game to go against type

Three video-game fans have founded a start-up to realise their dream of creating the perfect mechanical keyboard

Local tech start-up Tempest co-founders Eric Heng (left) and Ben Hui with the brand's Kirin keyboards, which were launched last month. The third co-founder, Issac Yuen, was not at the photo shoot.
Local tech start-up Tempest co-founders Eric Heng (left) and Ben Hui with the brand's Kirin keyboards, which were launched last month. The third co-founder, Issac Yuen, was not at the photo shoot.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

Necessity is the mother of invention, goes the old saying.

For Singaporeans Eric Heng, Ben Hui - both 27 - and Issac Yuen, 28, their quest to find the perfect mechanical keyboard has led them to start making their own.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'Game to go against type'. Subscribe