Is this the noisiest d-pad in the world?

There's a reason most d-pads don't use microswitches

This is the NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition. Quite a mouthful. But it's also quite an earful, especially if you're using the handheld unit for some 'quiet' gaming time. Guaranteed to annoy your parents/housemates (and it'll drive any cockroaches mad), the microswitched innards of the handheld's d-pad are incredibly noisy. We've made a short comparison video to demonstrate. So what do you reckon - is this the noisiest d-pad ever?


The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently Reviews Editor but still find time to speedrun Sonic levels and make daft Photoshop articles.
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