$1600 Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by creator2456, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

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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?
     
  2. Mac One macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. wallaby macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  4. manosaurus macrumors 6502

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  5. sammich macrumors 601

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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.
     

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