The new emoji keyboard is here and is already available for pre-order, with the first shipments of the product to start as soon as December the 1st. The product, made by EmojiWorks, is based on a simple concept: adding the emoji as an extra function on your regular keyboard instead of having to select them every time you want to use one on different web sites.
Emoji have become very popular on many social platforms and are so much a part of everyday conversations now that the new product is bound to find a built-in fan base upon its release. While they are typically hidden behind a button or a menu on our PCs or laptops and behind a tap on the screen on our phones, this new emoji keyboard offers extra easy access and visualization of our favorite smiley faces.
The way that the product works is fairly simple, the normal keys work just like the ones on any other keyboard. However, once you press the emoji converter button, you can generate the respective emoji by simply pressing the key.
And while we’re all familiar with the old school yellow smiley faces, the recent developments in diversity that the emoji set has benefited from have not been overlooked by the creators of this keyboard, as you also have an option to change the skin tones for your emojis whenever you like. You have to install software on your PC in order to make the changes and set up the keyboard to your preferences but, other than that, it’s as easy to use as any other keyboard out there.
The number of emojis people can have access to depends on the model they purchase, with three versions available for customers: the Standard option has 47 emoji, while the Plus has 94 and the Pro option offers as many as 120. The Plus and Pro options also have emoji shift keys that allow customers to choose the alternate symbol (as there is one alternate emoji for the Plus version, and there are two alternates for the Pro one).
The keyboard supports platforms like Mac, Windows and iOS and adapts the right type of emoji according to the one you are using. It resembles the Apple wireless keyboard and depicts the Apple emoji designs although how that sits with the company remains to be seen since the emojis are Apple’s property.
The emoji keyboard is already available for pre-order and varies in cost from $80 for the Standard edition to $90 for the Plus and $100 for the Pro.
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