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Optimus Maximus Keyboard


$1,564.00 Released December, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Customizable keys allows for any language. Screens on each key allow for any character, symbol or graphic to be displayed. Keys can be linked to specific applications.

The Cons:Very expensive compared to the usefulness. Complete overkill, considering most people don't look at the keyboard to type. Large key layout takes time to get used to.

Every key of the Optimus Maximus Keyboard is able to display any custom symbol, icon, or character powered by the current software application you are running at the moment. For example, the Optimus Keyboard can display Cyrillic, Ancient Greek, Georgian, and Arabic characters.

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Product Shot 2 Also musical notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, mathematical functions can be rendered on to the surface of each key. This hardware is only limited by the creativity of the software developer and user.

Availability

The Optimus keyboard was first rumoured in late 2006, but is now available from select retailers in August 2008. ThinkGeek carries the item for $1589, but stock is limited.

 

User Reviews (8)

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Pros
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    Customizable keys allows for any language

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    Screens on each key allow for any character, symbol or graphic to be displayed

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    Keys can be linked to specific applications

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    Keys can be removed for cleaning

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    the price makes you special

Cons
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    Very expensive compared to the usefulness

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    Complete overkill, considering most people don't look at the keyboard to type

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    Large key layout takes time to get used to

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dr13zehn
dr13zehn: #optimus_maximus_keyboard The whole thing seems to be 90% novelty and 10% function. Yes it is an interesting idea, but it's not a revolutionary enough input device to charge the astronomical asking price.
Individual programmable keys can be had on keyboards for less than $100. They do not have a display on each key, that is true, however most power users hardly ever even look at their keys as Erik has pointed out already. Aug 14, 08
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rapidronnie
rapidronnie: #optimus_maximus_keyboard If it was $140 instead of $1400 I'd probably get one. Aug 25, 07
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GT-D
GT-D: #optimus_maximus_keyboard It's been on /. quite a bit during development, I've heard about it from time to time for ages. really cool idea Jul 12, 07
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Erik
Erik: #optimus_maximus_keyboard This looks like a pretty cool concept. I saw it a while ago (I think on digg). My two main problems with this product is 1) most people don't look at the keyboard while typing, 2) it's probably going to be expensive. Maybe the context specific functions will save the day. Nov 19, 06
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