Physical 'Emoji Keyboard' for Macs and iOS Devices Lets You Type Emoji Faster

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EmojiWorks is today debuting the first hardware-based emoji keyboard, which is designed to make it easier for users to quickly type their favorite emoji using built-in shortcut keys. The keyboard looks like a standard Apple-style keyboard, but it includes emoji symbols.

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Each key on the Emoji Keyboard from EmojiWorks includes an emoji in addition to a letter, which can be inserted by pressing a dedicated emoji key along with the key that houses the desired emoji. The keyboard features many popular emoji like the poop, thumbs up, unicorn head, taco, heart, and a series of faces.

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According to EmojiWorks, typing emoji with the keyboard is up to 10 times faster than the standard emoji typing method. The Bluetooth-enabled keyboard is able to work with both Macs and iOS devices. Because the emoji shortcuts are pre-programmed and the emoji pre-printed on the keyboard, the emoji keyboard is not customizable. Some favorite emoji may be missing, so while you can ask a co-worker to get tacos for lunch, you're out of luck if you want burritos.


There are three separate emoji keyboard models available: the Emoji Keyboard ($79.95), the Emoji Keyboard Plus ($89.95), and the Emoji Keyboard Pro ($99.95). While the hardware is the same in all three, the number of emoji shortcuts differs. The cheapest Emoji Keyboard offers one emoji per key, for a total of 47 emoji. The Emoji Keyboard Plus includes 94 emoji, and the Emoji Keyboard Pro includes more than 120 emoji, with three shortcuts per key.

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Each version of the Emoji Keyboard can be pre-ordered from the EmojiWorks website starting today.

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62 months ago
Oh god, why?
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62 months ago
What a cancerous idea for a product. I'd say this is up there with the selfie stick, but it's even worse than that.
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62 months ago
This is the only good emoji keyboard.
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62 months ago
EMOJI KEYBOARD PRO.

I'll just let this sink in.
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62 months ago
This is how the world ends. Not with a bang, but with an Emoji keyboard.
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62 months ago
Well this is for me personally

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