Datamancer's Latest Custom Keyboards of Antiquity

Datamancer's Latest Custom Keyboards of Antiquity

Gregory Han
Jun 17, 2011

It's been some time since we checked in with those fine purveyors of customized keyboards styled from a bygone era. Amongst Datamancer's latest collection of keyboards, one reminds us of the art deco technology from the Bio-Shock series, while another offers an antique design in a Chinese "Cangjie" layout present in striking imperial red, complete with two symbols keys representing the supernatural spirits in Chinese mythology. And there's yet another even more impressive creation below...

Datamancer is now also selling D.I. (mostly)Y. steampunk keyboard sets, pre-drilled and ready to fit a small, modern mechanical-switch or membrane keyboard for $400 for polished brass or $300 for the aluminum sets for those looking to spiffy up their existing keyboards:

The frames come in a brushed aluminum finish, polished brass finish, or if you'd like to save even more money, I am also offering them in an unfinished, raw metal form that you can sand or polish yourself! On the unfinished frames, the sides are drilled and the frame is ready to assemble, but they will require a few hours of work to make them pretty. Polishing brass can be a tricky and messy process so if you don't have much experience with metalwork, you may want to opt for an aluminum frame. The metal is softer, easier to work with, and a brushed finish is a bit more forgiving and an easier effect to achieve.

And if a keyboard isn't enough, how about a whole Gothic themed enclosure and PC setup, complete with a holy looking tome to store away a Wacom tablet and a mouse within!

Other steampunk themed posts from our archives:

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