Smile! It's the emoticon keypad :-)

The keypad, as the name suggests, makes it faster and easier to fill your correspondence with digital representations of your emotional state.

emoticon keypad
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The emoticon keypad may be one of the few gadgets that escaped our laser-eyed attention at CES earlier this month. :-( Fortunately, Geek.com snapped a pic of it we can share with you! :-)

The keypad, as the name suggests, makes it faster and easier to fill your correspondence with digital representations of your emotional state (not that typing a smiley face is rocket science, but typing 10 or 20 of those babies into one work memo can get a bit taxing, no?). ;-) Just hit one of the little white emoticon bubbles and watch your rage proliferate.

And good news for highly emotional folks: the keypad from Italian product manufacturer Lavatelli is customizable. It's still in prototype mode, but when it hits novelty shops, we'll happily let you know. :D

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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