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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:38 am 
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Hi folks,

In the very best Victor Meldrew tradition -- check out this video clip -- we have the Art Lebedev Optimus Maximus keyboard, reviewed here by Trusted Reviews.
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What's not to believe? The price: $2400 / €1667. :shock:

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They've been talking about this for years haven't they? I can't even remember when they first announced they were working on it. I guess the worst part is looking at that image, the first thing I think is the body colour is wrong!

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In related news, I have just run my old keyboard through the dishwasher

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:01 pm 
What is wrong with the body colour, it matches my macbook pro perfectly. :twisted:

I think the fact that is was unnatainable for so long, and still is because of the price, adds to its allure.

We now have this to look forward to: http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/21/students-get-their-hands-on-microsofts-adaptive-keyboard-adapt/


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The "black" keys with light body is far too contrasty for my tastes. All white, or all black would be fine. Then again, if the keys are reprogrammable then black text on light background might look better. But it would glow a lot in the dark!

According to the review they do have a black version too...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:57 pm 
Wow..that is one expensive keyboard..lol.

Then again, it does have a function - as opposed to other expensive things like..I dunno..jewelry or things like that, which may cost a pretty penny too.

Still, I'm perfectly happy with my lit Saitek Eclipse keyboard and I could get something even more useful for 1500 pound sterling!

Fun idea through..I'm sure we will see more keyboards over the next decade, with this kind of technology.

For a little competition, check this out:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/cb22/

or this
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/8193/


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Would much rather have a virtual keyboard...

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Want. -ish

Virtual keyboards still haven't fixed tactile feedback. I'm sure you'd get used to it.

My preference - light airy keys - which this keyboard certainly doesn't have. I type and game faster on this £5-10 cheapo no brand plastic keyboard than I do on a £60 gaming one.

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Why not also learn Dvorak while you're at it :lol:

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