DIY Custom Wooden Keyboards From Japan
Don't have the time to make your own steampunk creations? Hacoa's new Ki-Board DIY kit might be right up your street.
When it comes to extraordinary peripherals, Hacoa is a brand known for its range of high-quality wooden accessories.
Hacoa’s latest creation is no exception, it comes in the form of this DIY keyboard kit, and is dubbed the “Ki-Board DIY Kit” (pronounced ‘key’ – meaning ‘tree’ or ‘wood’ in Japanese).
The idea is simple, you get a UBS keyboard base, a wooden sheet with the keys and letters carved into it, the wires and connectors for keys, a bunch of tools and you assemble the thing yourself.
This may be just a cheap way to cut manufacturing costs but considering that they are made one-at-a-time, in a labor intensive process that takes at least a day, I suppose we’ll let them off.
Hacoa was created by Yamaguchi Kouger, a wood products and lacquerware dealer based in Fukui, with the concept of specilizing in all things hand-made and wooden. So far Hacoa have brough us some sleek products and the new Ki-Board DIY Kit certainly lives up to the Hacoa name.
These custom DIY wooden keyboards go for around 50,000 yen ($435) and are available online from Marubeni Infotech’s monoDO website.
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