Orée outs wood-carved keyboard
French outfit Orée launched its unique bluetooth keyboards in the UK this week: input devices cut from a single piece of wood.
Each Orée Board is hand-made in the company workshop and cut from either maple or walnut. This is said to provide greater durability, a better tactile experience and, of course, better sustainability than plastic-based products.
The Board connects to any Bluetooth compatible device and can be fully customised with a customer's choice of font, personal text or graphical engravings.
That should make the keyboard an ideal Xmas prezzie, as long as you have about £100 to spare. The Orée Board is available now for €125. ®
Looks like you get a UK Keyboard option as well....
The problem is that it's French and that means that it has the AZERTY keyboard, rather than QWERTY. Having had to use these during various trips to Europe without that laptop I find them a right b****r to type on. Otherwise it looks a nice piece of kit, and the 'oils' from the finger tips will only enhance the wood over a long time....
needs a backlight, given the low contrast lettering
idk, sounds nice to have wood under your fingers...
I imagine its solid wood too, but given the oils generally present on fingers, it might look pretty ratty soonish
It would disintegrate in a very short timeif made from chipboard once the veneer had worn. What next DIY kit from B & Q?
Seriously wouldn't mind one, but what will it be like for gaming?
Do they do maple-effect laminated chipboard to match my desk?