I like my computer accessories with whipped cream, strawberries

Designer creates a waffle iron that produces keyboard-shaped waffles

Make sure the batter reaches the edge or you might be out an Alt and a Ctrl button. Chris Dimino

Sometimes kitchen gadgets are expensive and innovative, and sometimes they're truly useless.

More often than not, the truly useless kitchen gadgets I come across end up on my "tell all of your friends not to waste their money" list. But sometimes, I find a useless kitchen gadget that tugs on my heartstrings just hard enough for me to really appreciate them.

We've all seen some variation on the heart-shaped waffle maker , but designer Chris Dimino took the idea a step farther to create a waffle iron that makes waffles shaped like--wait for it--keyboards.

I'm totally a fan, not just because I'm a blogger and, consequently in front of a computer long enough to appreciate the keyboard confection. In addition to being a foodie, I'm also a self-professed computer geek, and I think there's something super exciting about a space bar full of maple syrup.

Dimino's typewriter series features several items that were made from old and unusable typewriters, including a vacuum cleaner and a table hockey game. This means that the keyboard iron is a one-of-a-kind innovation that probably won't be showing up anywhere at your local Crate and Barrel, but it's definitely still worthy of a nerd-inspired blog-based pat on the back.

About the author

    Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.


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