In Pictures: Queen Victoria's gadgets - tech gear for the steampunk set

Occupying a fantastic world where Charles Darwin meets Steve Jobs, steampunk-modded devices blend 19th- and early 20th-century styles with 21st-century tech. Get an eyeful of these cool and clever computers, cellphones, speakers and more.

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A keyboard for President McKinley Jake von Slatt's keyboard is a classic among steampunk projects, with every detail looking like it was plucked from an 1890s hardware store. He started by stripping a vintage 1980s IBM Model M keyboard to the basics, then put in a perforated black felt mat and glued on key caps cannibalized from two antique typewriters.

Using a combination of old-school handwork and modern power tools, Jake made the device's elegant brass frame, intricately machined side inserts and matching tripod feet. All told, it is such a work of industrial art that it seems a shame to pound on it when typing an email.

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