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Keyboards from 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

I am always amazed by all those who work long hours to customize their own computers cases, laptops, ipods, …

This keyboard began its life as a very rare IBM Model M-15 split ergonomic keyboard like the one below, and was customized to look like an artifact straight out of a Jules Vernes book. Fans of Steampunk now have their Holy Graal.

This keyboard was commissioned by a female client and has some elegant, feminine design features such as violet LEDs, an acanthus-leaf pattern etched into the brass, and a soft burgundy wrist pad that is removable for cleaning. It also has a built-in “buttonless” touchpad mouse in the center (tap anywhere to left-click and drag, tap in the top-right corner to right-click). This keyboard is interesting because the typing plane is actually tipped forward rather than back. It looks odd at first, but actually makes for a very comfortable typing position.

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The details on the Keyboards is impressive Рthe artist most likely uses scrap typewriters and metals to  create a piece like tha.

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