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By Michael Bock on December 4, 2012

Like the clean, sleek look of your MacBook Pro, but feel that its keypad is, um, well, a little dull and/or lacking something? Do you appreciate all things retro-looking?

Check out this slightly one-off (but really neat!) invention from Seattle-based Lazerwood Industries. Lazerwood Keys are thin, adhesive-based chips fashioned from timelessly beautiful walnut. Lazerwood assures that the keys are of the highest possible quality, with precisely cut squares and ‘laser cut’ characters. And even though the company itself admits that lining up every key just right will take time and concentration, if you fumble, they’re removable without damage to the base keyboard. A couple of caveats, however: Backlit keys aren’t visible through wood, and the system isn’t compatible with the MacBook Air. Soooo, yeah.

The manufacturer of Lazerwood Keys claims an assembly time of 30-40 minutes. Depending on your individual dexterity and poise, though, we’re guessing more like 1-2 hours.


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