As any touch-typist will tell you, the feel of the keys on a keyboard are quite important, a bit less that the spacing, but it’s one of the reasons why certain keyboards feel good and others don’t. Orée has just launched the Board, which is a wooden Bluetooth keyboard that looks like it’s got nice short-stroke, Mac-like keys. Now that’s not something you see every day.
The Orée Board is made out of single pieces of maple and walnut. The maple board is light brown while the walnut is a much deeper color. It’s cut to preserve the wood grain across the shell and to minimize waste.
Since it connects via Bluetooth, it will work with most mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. The wood is sourced from sustainable sources in southern France. You can select from US, UK, Canadian English or Canadian French keyboards, as well as Mac or Windows layouts. There are also three fonts to choose from – two serifs and one sans serif.
The keyboard sells for €125 (~$164 USD) directly from Orée.