Wooden artistry adds warmth to Apple's 'cool' keyboard design

Discussion in 'hardware' started by SweX, Jul 10, 2013.

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/5/4494966/oree-wooden-keyboard-gets-pop-up-tokyo-workshop
     
  2. SirDrexl

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    That's cool from a novelty standpoint, but the actual design embodies traits I dislike in keyboards, like flat keys with little travel and (probably) scissor or rubber dome switches. I could do without a number pad, but I still want that section on the right with full-sized arrow keys, delete, insert, pg up/pg dn, etc. It relies too much on the Fn key for functions that should have their own keys.

    Sure, it's a different story on a laptop, where you make sacrifices for portability. But, if I had a $200 wooden keyboard I'd want to keep it at home. Although, I guess a wooden full-sized (or tenkeyless) mechanical model would end up costing $300-400.
     
  3. roger_m

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    Not a new concept. I've been similar keyboards on Chinese website Aliexpress for some time now, prices start at around $30, and you can even get a bamboo mouse as well, such as here.
     
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