Valkyrae’ Mika The Shiba Inu Keycap Barks Up the Market for 48 Hours

HyperX and HX3d strike again by launching a new limited edition keycap, Mike the Shiba. Mika the Shiba can be associated and found alongside Valkyrae, making for a cute rendition of the popular pup in this fun-sized keycap design. 


If you are unfamiliar, Mike the Shiba is a cute, white-furred Shiba Inu owned by the internet gaming and social figure, Valkyrae. HyperX is devoted to expanding a product line into gamer appreciation, culture, and fandom, as this item directly relates to web culture. Valkyrae herself had a significant part in the final design, adding her own inspiration and what she ought to think of Mika. The keycap features Mika holding a small knife or dagger in her mouth as an omen to “100 Thieves.”

Here is a quote from Valkyrae herself:

“I loved bringing Mika to life as a 3D keycap with HyperX”, said Valkyrae, HyperX ambassador and influencer. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve created.”

It seems modern-day marketing has taken a spin into full internet commitment, and there is no looking back. The Shiba Inu keycap might make you look back, though, as it is pretty darn cute, I must say, but nonetheless, it is a quite unique brand to take a leap of faith into gamers, their culture, and products like cute key overlays as a whole.

Who is buying this stuff? Probably “cutesie” gamers and streamers, as it’s a fun way to spice up your desk for your fans and, of course, yourself. Rock your style and buy this keycap of your choice for $19.99.

Here is a quote from HyperX themselves regarding availability and launch:

“The HyperX x Valkyrae Limited Edition Keycap – Mika the Shiba – will be available in the U.S. only through starting Friday, May 19, at 9 am PDT at for 48 hours or until supplies last.”

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Mark DiMattei

Designer/Producer - Art is my Thunder Stone to your soon to be Raichu. Former video game nerd with a love for all things images and visual creativity. Currently waiting for Halo Infinite. Instagram: @markd_arts