Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on March 11, 2015

    Transform your Mac keyboard into a universe of emoji, because why not?

    Transform your Mac keyboard into a universe of emoji, because why not?
    Owen Williams
    Story by

    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    We all love emoji, right? Well the genius’ behind this new Kickstarter project have the perfect thing for the emoji obsessive in your life.

    This silicone keyboard cover for your MacBook, paired with a special piece of software, puts emoji right where you need them: on your keyboard itself. This thing is ridiculous and amazing, all at the same time.

    3dc955555f1cf900dd6f8ea787b056fc original Transform your Mac keyboard buttons into emoji, because why not?

    With the companion software, the emoji printed on the keys are more than just good looking; they actually work! The keyboard cover and software replaces the Caps Lock key with Emoji-Lock which lets you quickly access the indicated emoji.

    The team behind the Kickstarter project is Disk Cactus, a studio in California that had previously founded an Instagram printing service called Printstagram.

    dce53d2cd5177b2f43578301bbd9772d_original

    For just $20, the team says it can deliver your very own emoji keyboard in April. It has already built a bunch of prototypes, which it’s stress-testing before going into mass production. The goal is to raise $20,000 for a minimum run of 1,000 keyboard covers.

    The emoji keyboard will fit any Macbook Pro or Air released from 2010 onwards, as well as the Apple Wireless Keyboard. The team is leveraging Social Print Studio to help fulfill its orders and manage customer support.

    If you’re an emoji obsessive or want to take your emoji game to the next level, this is the keyboard cover for you.

    Emoji Keyboard [Kickstarter] via Cindy Wu