Massdrop offers a Scrabble-themed mechanical keyboard

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This keyboard may not appeal to everybody, but Scrabble enthusiasts should be excited.

To date, you can find a variety of mechanical keyboards that could be what you’re looking for, such as one from HyperX or Logitech or anyone else but you may have never seen a Hasbro Scrabble mechanical keyboard before. This keyboard has been officially licensed by Hasbro and created by Cassidy Williams, a huge board game fan. Some keycaps that you can use to make it look more and feel like Scrabble are replacing the Enter/Return key with the Scrabble keycap or having the ESC key be a Star or having the number 3 key be the triple word keycap.

I’m a huge board-game fan, and I’ve been playing Scrabble with my family for as long as I can remember. Because my dreams are very literal, I once woke up from a dream where I had a keyboard that looked like a game of Scrabble, and I quickly mocked it up at like 2 in the morning. When I woke up again and realized that it wasn’t just a sleepy experience, but a potentially good idea, I started cold-calling as many people I could over at Hasbro to see if I could get it licensed. And here we are! –Cassidy Williams

You can purchase this keyboard now and expect a shipment date of September 4th, 2018. Full price with everything that is included comes to $159.99USD. Price may seem to steep for some, but it’s a fully customized keyboard with Cherry XM Brown switches and you’re getting a mass amount of custom keycaps.

What’s included:

  • WASD Code tenkeyless keyboard
  • Massdrop x Hasbro XDA Scrabble Custom Keycaps (Base Alphas, Modifiers, and Novelty kits)
  • USB cable
  • Keycap puller
  • PS/2 adapter

Specs:

  • WASD Keyboards
  • Case material: ABS
  • Keycaps: Scrabble XDA keycaps
  • Keycap material: dye-sublimated PBT
  • Switches: Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Rubber feet
  • 5-way cable routing
  • Onboard support for multiple keyboard layouts including QWERTY, Dvorak, and Colemak
  • LED indicators
  • Interface: USB / PS/2
  • Compatibility: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Cable: 70.8 in (180 cm) micro USB to USB with cable tie
  • Dimensions: 14.3 x 5.6 x 1.2 in (36.3 x 14.2 x 3 cm) Weight: 2 lbs (907 g)

Although, the keyboard is cool and everything it may really lean towards one group of people: those who enjoy the game Scrabble and must have this keyboard. Now, that’s not to say people may purchase it regardless and try it out for themselves but not everyone will “have” to have this. What do you guys think about this new mechanical keyboard

  Source: Slash Gear
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