Steampunk wrist-keyboard in a leather buckler

OK, so this is pretty amazing: Etsy seller Brute Force Studios has leather, steamed-out buckler with an equally steampunk wrist-keyboard/touchpad, which talks to your computer over Bluetooth and just, you know, wow.

-- 3-in-1 multimedia wireless keyboard (Keyboard, TouchPad, Laser Pointer)
-- Control your media while sitting on the sofa, lounging in bed, up to 100 feet away
-- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a short re-charge time
-- Includes mini 2.4 GHz USB wireless receiver
-- Wireless receiver stores inside keyboard when not in use
-- Stand-by time: 500 - 700 hours

FUNCTIONAL Typewriter Arm Guard with Bluetooth and Touchpad (Thanks, Roger!)


  1. 1. Wow, that’s a spiff gadget and…
    2. This is weird, as I was just on a steampunk forum and listening to Amanda Palmer songs in another tab on the you tubes. 

    p.s. Where is the banana scabbard?

  2. Bracer. A big wristband to protect the inner forearm of the bow hand from the bow string. The forearm protection for armor.

    Buckler. A tiny shield for dueling.

    A swashbuckler. A Renaissance yahoo trying to look badass by wearing a buckler and swashing and clanging it loudly as he struts down the street. They’re not called swashbracers because bracers are hard to clang and rattle about.

    1. Bucklers were often carried by putting their handle over the handle of the sheathed sword.  This explains the clattering, as they swing from side to side and hit the quillions (crossguard).

  3. As the commenter above noted, the source hardware is very cheap. The problem is, tech crap dropped shipped from china for $20-40 doesn’t tend to last very long. It breaks and you buy another one. If any part of this fails, and it will within a couple years at best, you are out $1200.

    1. As others have noted, “steampunk version of” stuff is mostly form, very little function. Sure, they technically may work, but they’re never meant to have a very long shelf life anyway.

      “you are out $1200”

      If you can afford 1200 bucks for one small part of a gears-slapped-on and with a few acrylic paint flourishes costume, you can afford to have it break after a few months of constant usage.

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