A keyboard waffle iron may not sound like an essential kitchen appliance, but once you see it you’ll wonder how you’ve lived without one for so long. Not only is this item deliciously geeky, it’s practical too. Breakfast fanatics know that the best part of a waffle is the syrup-cradling nooks and crannies, and this iron produces a whole standard QWERTY keyboard’s worth. 

The vision originated in 2007 when Chris Dimino designed the concept as part of a group exhibit for the School of Visual Arts. Sadly, it was just a fantasy, but after his idea took the internet by storm he decided to bring it to Kickstarter in 2014.

The campaign set its goals at $50,000 and ended up raising a total of $66,685. And now, after eight years in the making, the keyboard waffle iron is finally ready to be shipped out to nerdy breakfast enthusiasts everywhere. The $85 old school waffle iron works with all kinds of recipes, from blueberry to pumpkin spiced bacon. And with an abundance of key-shaped dimples to fill, the saucy, syrupy possibilities are endless. The keyboard waffle iron is now available to order at their website