Datamancer’s “The Sojourner” Steampunk Keyboard is real, and not just a concept or hobbyist project, but unfortunately, it’ll set you back a total of $1,015 shipped. “Looking as though it has traveled the world in the backpack of an intrepid explorer, the Sojourner is crafted in polished brass, then artificially tarnished. This keyboard is reminiscent of an earlier era, when beauty and technology went hand-in-hand. Featuring a unique parchment Elizabethan typeface that befits the overall aesthetic of the keyboard,” according to its designer. Get one here now. Continue reading for a video of it being blown up, more pictures, and additional information. Click here for a few bonus reviews.
“You know, if someone came up to me 25 years ago and said ‘In the future you will pay 100,000 pennies for a keyboard’ I would have punched the person in the face and asked how he got into my bedroom; which would be foolish because clearly he would have used the door,” said one reviewer. More information.