Treat your Keyboard to Handcrafted Luxury with RAWBKNY Wooden Skin

Wooden keyboard skin

I am a sucker for the juxtaposition of technology and old world materials, so I was very excited to see the Kickstarter project from RAWBKNY. The company is seeking crowdsourcing support for an elegant line of keyboard "skins" that add a thin, beautiful layer to your MacBook Pro, Air, or Apple Wireless Keyboard. The device comes in bamboo or rosewood. 

I bought the rosewood version for my Apple Wireless Keyboard, which works with iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch devices. RAWBKNY is offering a skin for your iPhone as well, but the keyboard version was something I hadn't seen before.

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A nice touch (no pun intended) is that, for a little bit more, you can have a custom message engraved on the space key. Being a Star Trek fan, I chose "Space: The Final Frontier" to be engraved on the space bar (pun intended). I can't wait to get it!

Engraved iPhone skin Engraved space bar

Check it out on Kickstarter and read the back story of how they got to this point including all of the tiny but important design decisions that went into bringing the product to market!

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