Scrabble keyboard gets winning score

Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were hand-beveled and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard.

Scrabble keyboard
Datamancer.net

The Scrabble keyboard could be a bit dangerous for Scrabble nerds like me. I suddenly imagine myself dropping words like "quixotic" and "evzone" into e-mails and blogs just to up my score.

Scrabble keyboard
Datamancer.net

If I could avoid such Pavlovian point-chasing behavior, I'd really like to get my hands on this cool-looking wood peripheral from Datamancer.net, a purveyor of custom steampunk keyboards. Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were hand-beveled and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard. LED lights shine through the Num, Scroll, and Caps keys.

The keyboard was originally commissioned by Scrabble-loving friends of designer Richard Nagy, who gave it an aluminum brush finish to match the owners' Mac. But due to the overwhelming enthusiastic response, he's considering making a batch for sale ("Please don't sue me, Hasbro, I'm just a guy in a garage over here!" he pleads). A triple-word score if he can pull it off.

(Via Wired)

Featured Video
6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

NYC taxis to compete with Uber

NYC taxis set to launch an app of their own, one billion people visit Facebook in a day, Chrome sets end date for Flash support and HTC's Vive VR headset gets delayed.

by Jeff Bakalar