$1600 Keyboard

creator2456

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Jul 10, 2007
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I was just cutting up some old magazines for a color theory project I have when I came across a little blurb about the Optimus Maximus keyboard and included a website. The magazine was from March '06 so I didn't think too much about it, but I still tried the site out.

What do you know, the keyboard is now (finally) on pre-sale...for just under $1600!

All of its 113 keys are actually OLED displays that are completely customizable with letters, pictures, animations.

Now, if I was insanely wealthy I may think about getting this...or even now as a poor student I may (that's a very very tiny may) think about getting it just because I could show it off :cool:.

That being said, what are peoples thoughts on a keyboard with displays as keys and one that may very well cost more than the computer it is used with?
 

Mac One

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Jul 18, 2007
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I agree with you - if I were insanely wealthy I would get one. Its a bit excessive though isn't it? How many people would need to constantly change their keyboard layout - why wouldn't they have one normal and one with Cyrillic (or one of the others they mentioned) if they needed a special keyboard.
 

wallaby

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Jun 5, 2007
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Iowa
The better you know your keyboard, the less you should have to look at it....the Optimus Keywboard, while cool, is a complete waste of capital.
 

sammich

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Sep 26, 2006
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Wow, it cheaper than when it was still in the design phase! Back then they were saying it was about $3000+ or something.

But seriously, that is one nice looking keyboard.

Considering the price, it also comes complete with a Kensington lock hole.