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18 Responses to “Steampunk wrist-keyboard in a leather buckler”

  1. SoItBegins says:


  2. Rich Keller says:

    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?

  3. SedanChair says:

    That can’t be steampunk. It does something.

  4. Gene Ha says:

    Bracer. A big wristband to protect the inner forearm of the bow hand from the bow string. The forearm protection for armor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracer

    Buckler. A tiny shield for dueling. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckler

    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.

    • Inox says:

      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).

  5. UberMitch says:

    I love the Powerglove. It’s so bad.

  6. Lemoutan says:

    Oh I say., Hook it up to a display onto one’s monocle, and one is so in.

  7. L_Mariachi says:

    Shouldn’t it have round manual-typewriter keys to be steampunk?

  8. Sasha Sklar says:

    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.

    • C W says:

      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.

  9. taserian says:

    This reminded me so much of the ElectraComs from the Krofft’s show “Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl”.

  10. Here is the Rocket suit control panel from 1940s serial hero Commando Cody.

  11. But will it incinerate the liver of a bad driver in under 30 seconds? Cause that’s my standard!

  12. dustindriver says:

    Virgil Brigman back on the air.