The way people communicate is changing all the time. Words? Those are so 2010. Today, it’s all about emojis. And now a new keyboard is making it easier than ever to type with them.
Operating on the belief that “you deserve more than 26 letters,” EmojiWorks offers keyboards with emojis printed right on the keys. Simply push the Emoji key (where the Option key usually is) and you’ll be able to use all the praise hands, dancing ladies, and cat with heart eyes you want. (They don’t have any of the NSFW versions. Sorry.) The keyboard removes the hassle of having to scroll through screens and screens of different emoji categories on your phone and allows you to use emojis on your computer easily.
It could also lead to a new form of touch typing. Instead of thinking of the home keys as A, S, D, F, J, K, L, and semicolon, we may start to refer to them by their emoji counterparts: heart smiley face, kissy face, surprised straight face, winky tongue out face, smiley face, winky face, sleepy face, sunglass face. (Dear god, I hope it doesn’t come to that.)
The EmojiWorks keyboard connects to Mac and Windows computers and iOS devices via Bluetooth. There are three different versions available, which range in price from $49.95 to $99.95 based on the number of available emojis. The Plus and Pro models even have the skin tone modifiers.