Emoji have been close to taking over our online social interactions for a while now. They’ve always been hovering just under the radar, as a way to express mirth, show your displeasure, or just avoid having an actual conversation with that annoying cousin who always asks mundane questions. But if you swear byemoji for your daily back and forth, you’re going to love this.
YouTuber Tom Scott has gone ahead and built a physical keyboard to accommodate shortcuts for all the possible emoji you could ever need, and then some. It uses 14 keyboards synced together with over 1,000, plugged into a laptop. Scott aptly summarises it in his video description, “This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve built in a long while: a full-size, real-life emoji keyboard, made of 14 keyboards and over 1,000 individually placed stickers. And yet, it’s got everything from Unicode 8 — but not yet the candidates from Unicode 9. I might need another keyboard for them, next year.”