The typography and semiotics of Alien are fascinating, and now you can have them on your keyboard. The G20 Semiotic Keycap Set from Signature Plastics embodies almost all of Rob Cobb's design work for the movie, right down to the references to Hindu mysticism from the briefly-glimpsed self-destruction console keyboard.
There's a sleek, minimalist beauty to Alien's design language that's both nostalgic and timeless. But it's also an in-joke about the futuristic design of unreliable British electrical appliances.
Nowadays, chances are you associate Cherry with the clickety switches on fancy keyboards. But it’s been a global company for decades: if it’s boring business-to-business hardware and it clicks, it might well be a Cherry. With an assist from computing legend and junk mail collector Ted Nelson, the Internet Archive has collected a wide array […]
Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum is one of the UK’s classic computers, a cheap and cheerful gadget that went toe-to-toe with more powerful, expensive stablemates for a decade. What it wasn’t lauded for, though, was its terrible soft rubber keyboard… This was upgraded a couple of years in (perhaps after competitor Amstrad bought out Sinclair and applied […]
The Zlant keyboard — a compromise between tiny “ortholinear” grid keyboards and a traditional staggered layout — will be available soon. Plancks are one of my favorite keyboards. However, I’ve found it to be a little bit of a struggle to get some of my friends into the form factor, especially people who aren’t as […]
Do you own a Mac? Unless you’re using it for a paperweight, you almost can’t afford not to get the Magnificent Mac Bundle. It’s a roundup of some truly essential security and file management apps, bundled up with great photo and video enhancers. The best part is that all nine apps are potentially available for […]
As much as vaping has taken over the market during the last decade, there’s still a lot of questions about the technology, as well as health concerns that we’re just now finding out about. One thing you can say about smoking: You know exactly what you’re getting, especially when it comes to pipes that you […]
We can’t all go through life with just a pair of sneakers and flip-flops. Sometimes, you have to invest in a pair of high-quality dress shoes. However, you’ve probably discovered that high-end footwear almost always comes with eye-popping price tags. You’ve got to compromise on second-hand or just suck it up and take out a […]