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Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Optimus Keyboard.

Think Geek now carries the Optimus keyboard. Still a bit steep at a 1600 USD. However it has tones of interesting features.

  • Each key has it's own LCD screen.
  • The editor lets you do many things with the keys, such as link them to macro's or have them display a animated image or such.
  • You can change languages at the push of a button.
  • Each key appears to be removable, thus if one screen breaks, you just need to replace that key.
  • SD - Card attachment
Now this is how keyboards should have been a while ago, or at least available. With my keyboarding habits, I do not believe this keyboard is good for me. I tend to bang the space bar really hard and I eat at my keyboard.

However I do have to say kudos to the option to replace keys individually. I mean a product like this would be a great waste if one had to replace the whole thing because one key was broken.

This product right now are for the early adaptors in a product life cycle, I would not even rate this for the Trend Setters yet. However if you still think this is a cool keyboard, but don't want to shell out the cash, you can always get the three button edition.

ThinkGeek :: Optimus Maximus Keyboard :: Zoom!

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