If you’re tired of the brushed aluminum look of Apple’s keyboard models, the Oree Board 2 definitely stands out from the pack.
The beautiful keyboard is made from a single piece of solid premium wood. Buyers can select from either an edition made with maple or darker walnut. The wood is sourced from family-owned forests located in eastern France.
And along with selecting the type of wood for your keyboard, there are also a number of other customization options. You can select from three different fonts for the letters and number keys. For an additional fee, you can also add custom engraved text.
Thanks to Bluetooth technology, the keyboard can connect to any Mac or iOS device. Two AA batteries can power the keyboard for up to five months before needing to be replaced.
After being cut from a single piece of wood, the keyboard is sanded down until it is soft to the touch. A food-safe varnish is then applied to protect the wood against casual stains. To clean the keyboard, Oree recommends using a damp cloth and staying away from any type of detergent product. The letters and numbers are engraved into the wood so they won’t peel off over time.
Would you like this beautiful trackpad?
And to compliment the keyboard, the company also offers the aptly named Touch Slab trackpad. Even though it’s not compatible with iOS devices, anyone with a Mac can use it as a trackpad or even a numerical keypad. A simple gesture can switch back and forth between the two modes.
It’s also available in the same maple or walnut version.
Both the keyboard and Touch Slab retail for $190 each and can be ordered now directly from Oree’s site.
While I wouldn’t give up my Logitech K811 keyboard for any amount of money, the Oree devices would definitely add a different and unique look to any workspace. I would be interested to see how the keyboard and trackpad stand the test of time, though
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