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)

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