If you take a look at Valve’s job board you might notice a new position open. After reading the description for the new “Industrial Designer” position it would seem that Valve is looking to get into the hardware game. Take a look at this snippet of the listing:
We’re hoping to add your expertise in product design and manufacturing, ergonomics, usability, aesthetics, and surfacing to our team.
Some are suggesting that this a precursor to the rumored Steam home console. I’ll admit that it’s a possibility, but it doesn’t seem too likely at this point.