Make the great Lord Sauron himself jealous with this LOTR keyboard

Drop Black Speech Keyboard with its Eye of Sauron design up close.
(Image credit: Drop)

Drop's newest collab with Middle-earth Enterprises brings us the Black Speech Keyboard. Not only does this mechanical 60% gaming keyboard come with real Black Speech characters written across the keycaps, it also features the piercing gaze of the Great Eye, lidless, wreathed in flame.

Drop's previous installations of Lord of the Rings gaming keyboards included an Elvish keyboard adorned with the Two Trees of Valinor, and a Dwarvish one featuring the Doors of Moria.

The Black Speech keyboard is built around the same ENTR baseboard as the previous models, and comes with the same Holy Panda X Switches. I imagine the Dark Lord would be thrilled to see this board forged in Black Steel, though it's only Anodized Aluminium, sadly.

And although there are no enchantments here, there are a few keycap designs available to give it a splash of colour. These feature line artwork of the Shards of Narsil, and even a lone Nazgul. Of course it wouldn't be complete without a One Ring artisan keycap, to capture the moment The Precious finally sunk into the fires of Mount Doom.

The Black Speech Keyboard is available for pre-order now from the Drop store, with a price tag of $199. And while one does not simply walk into Mordor and take one of these keyboards, Orcs and Goblins alike should expect their package to appear in mid-April.


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Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.