$1500 Keyboard?

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  1. Takrin
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    wtf does this keyboard do that makes it cost more then the average pc
    i mean $1500 wow, this thing better do my homework for me, then i'd consider $1500. to me it looks like a average high end keyboard prob $160 tops.

    wonder if it has gold wiring/pcb

    Optimus Maximus Keyboard
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=318
     


  2. Orc

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    I guess it's the LCDs on each friggin key and whatever shit makes them work.

    EDIT: After clicking and reading that, it says OLED not LCD. But I don't know what the friggin difference is. Shit.
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    O RLY? Fuck you Wikipedia. Just because.
     
  3. Takrin
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    114-key color OLED (organic LED)

    i dont know either is it a midget holding a flashlight in the keyboard or something?
     
  4. Orc

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    You can customize the keys to whatever you want it to display or so I've read before.
    If I had one, all of my keys would display: [​IMG]
     
  5. Kyoji

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    :'(
    This started out as something really cool..about 2 years ago. Art Lebdev said it would cost "about as much as a nice cellphone" putting it around 500-600. Several weeks ago they announced the price was $1200, and then this past week at CeBIT, announced it was going to be $1500. It's been vaporware for an awfully long time, been through several revisions and not once has Art Lebdev ever given any real-time demonstrations with the device. Pr-orders have been open for a year now I beleive, but I wonder how many will be canceled now that the price tag is so high. It's a great concept, but not for that much money.
     
  6. Qpido

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    Apparently the reason that it cost so much, is that it sucks your cock for you [​IMG].

    Q~
     
  7. Volsfan91

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    That Optimus keyboard is pretty much continuous vaporware.
     
  8. strummer12

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    would be cool if your office co workers had one and you can customize the keys to say "fuck you asshole cocksucker" in neon pink.
     
  9. shaunj66

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    [​IMG]

    But seriously WTF. $1500? Perhaps Sony will release it as an official USB keyboard for the PS3. [​IMG]

    It does look damn nice though. But I think I'll stick with my Logitech UltraX [​IMG]
     
  10. th3sandm4n

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    They got a working one on display, it's not as fancy as it looked back in the day though lol
    Still a cool concept but too rich for my blood. Though I can just imagine some cool "keyboard saver" hacks
     
  11. shemmy

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    i'll be buying one of those when i go to the store to pick up duke nuk'em 4. [​IMG]
     
  12. Perplexer

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    [​IMG] Awesome!

    Agreed, this might be a nice novelty item at $500 for those with money burning a hole in their pocket. I always thought it would be great for learning applications like Photoshop if the keys showed you what each function would do, etc.

    But $1500? Nah, it will never get the app support if only a handful of people in the world own one...

    The prototype pics were awesome, though...

    Google Image Search for Optimus Keyboard
     
  13. Dirtie

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    You mean they're actually still gonna release this? I remember reading about it a long long long long long time ago, thinking "That's pretty cool" and never hearing about it since.
     
  14. Caoimhin

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    It's great, it's cool, it looks nice. It would be great to insert some animations on your keys [​IMG] But, we all know it: it's TOO expensive. I won't buy it unless I win in a lottery [​IMG]
     
  15. Icarus

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    I was actually thinking about something like that a few months ago and they stole my friggin' idea !!!! I WAS GONNA BE RICH !!
     
  16. Harsky

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    Me too. I read about it in a gadget magazine.... probably 5 years ago but after getting 5 years older and knowing that there are better things to spend that amount of money on I thought, "nah". Then again, the idea of a keyboard costing MORE than a PC is just off putting to me
     
  17. Modrak

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    So from 14.07.2005 to 18.03.2007 it is 5 years ? Must have been some kind of wormhole or timewrap you used to make it 5 years.... [​IMG]

    Source
     
  18. th3sandm4n

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    They first showed this like what seems 10 years ago lol
     
  19. WeaponXxX

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    It sucks they keep raising the price...I have 1200 squirreled away for this bad boy....assuming it works like it says and has no driver/software issues... but considering that 3 of the oled buttons cost $160

    [​IMG]

    I figured the 1200 ballpark was too good to be true....I want to jump on the "make it cheaper" bandwagon but I don't want it cheaper at the cost of quality. For me this would be a god send...I have seen the photoshop demo of the keyboard:

    [​IMG]

    And for someone who uses Photopshop, Vegas Video, and Dreamweaver NONSTOP this could be a very time saving machine which is important to me.
     
  20. bobrules

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    endless possibillities if the keyboard is like a giant led screen.