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02-26-08, 04:58 AM #1
Optimus Maximus Keyboard is Wild!
No, I dont have one, nor would I spend $1600 for a keyboard. Just thought I'd stick this in here for those who are curious about it. This is the future of keyboards I believe. Will be nice when they become reasonable to purchase. I think its COOL!
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02-26-08, 05:43 AM #2
02-26-08, 05:50 AM #3
Wow, $1600 for a keyboard? Id rather spend the money on upgrading my computer and stick with my G15 and its LCD display. I can see how it may be the future of keyboards, but right now its something only useful for the extremely rich.Main: MOBO: MSI P67A-G45, CPU: i7 2600k w/ VenX (4.4ghz @ 1.33v), RAM: 2x8gb Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series DDR3 1600, GFX: Galaxy GTX670 GC, PSU: OCZ 1250w ZX, CASE: Corsair 500R, HDD: 120gb Samsung 840, WD 4TB Black
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02-26-08, 07:42 AM #4
Good to see it finally on the market, I remember reading about this a few years ago. It'll come down in price over time, although beyond the cool factor I don't think it's really usefull (how many times do you look down at your keyboard to find a key in a game?). If your constantly looking for keys or pictures of something in a game I think somethings wrong...you should've spent more time learning where those keys were as oposed to programming the keyboard to put the picture in place.i5-3570k @ 4.5ghz WC'd
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02-26-08, 08:42 AM #5
Only use I can see for this (other than looking kickass) would be learning an alternate keyboard layout such as Dvorak, and I really don't think that's worth $1600.
02-26-08, 08:56 AM #6
If I had tons of money to blow on computer stuff I would buy that...other than that...I'll keep using my 10 year old HP keyboard.Intel E8400 @ 4005 (445x9 @ 1.37v) - Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix PC8500 - 2x36gb Raptor in RAID 0 - 640gb WD Black - EVGA 8800GT (730/1700/2060) - Antec 900 - Seasonic M12 700W
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02-26-08, 08:56 AM #7
The blink factor.
02-26-08, 09:04 AM #8
For those poor souls with out $1600.00
The Optimus mini three keyboard:
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02-26-08, 09:05 AM #9
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02-26-08, 11:06 AM #10
bah, a trusty old Model-M is better.
02-26-08, 11:16 AM #11
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02-26-08, 12:42 PM #12
And it is true that this is getting panned for being crab to type on, apparently. Engadget also doesn't like it's typiness.
Someone didn't do their usability research, it appears
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