The $1500 keyboard shipping next month!

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  1. -M-uuhh

    -M-uuhh I Got Wii! :)

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    The Optimus Maximus is probably the most expensive mainstream keyboard ever made...

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    Looks like a regular Keyboard eh? No those are not bits of coloured paper stuck to the keys, they are in-fact OLED LCD Screens similar to the new generation of LCD Screens becoming available.
    These tiny screens and keys are completely re-programmable to display anything you like, including images.

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    The downside to this however is the £700 price tag, but this does open the door for for the future of programmable Keyboards.

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    I will be saving my penny's up, in the mean time ill be playing with the Keyboard Demo available here.
     
  2. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

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    Have they announced the lifetime expectancy of the OLED screens yet?
     
  3. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

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    aww they cheaped out, a square single display on the larger keys = crap in my opinion :( it looked better in concept and i thin they should have kept it that way, it looks a bit tacky now :S :( and for 700 quid!!! i'd expect it to be nigh on perfect lol
     
  4. -M-uuhh

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    Well i would personally prefer that small one over a Long strip type bar, what could you put in a rectangle that would not look stretched and wrong?
     
  6. Sharky

    Sharky Oh No...

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    FAQ (here for the blind... !) gives figures of 20,000 hours. Roughly 5-6 years at 9 to 10 hours use a day. It also says they keys will begin to dim after this time, not just die instantly, plus keys will be available individually for replacement.

    If only I had 700 quid spare
     
  7. -M-uuhh

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    I just realised that Videos play at 10FPS on each key! thats higher than i realised. this could make for some interesting key layouts :D
     
  8. Sharky

    Sharky Oh No...

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    I think if you store whatever the keys are playing on the SD card in the board, they can manage much more than 10fps. Just that the SD card supplied is only 32 meg which holds the basic profiles. Stick a couple of gig in and see wat it can do !
     
  9. Koolpc

    Koolpc Not From Earth

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    What a waste of money!!
     
  10. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Gief cookies

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    Looks great, new sort of keyboard, maybe in the not too distant future you'll be able to get these far cheaper, maybe £80 - 100, but until then who the hell's gonna pay that much for one?
     
  11. -M-uuhh

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    i Agree, it opens the door.

    A Lot of people have £700+ to spend on a fancy KB. i mean what better way to show off! Hey Look! even my keyboard shows you how wealthy i am!
     
  12. saltynay

    saltynay Eats, Drinks, Sleeps Kustom

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    The first 200 units sold out in 12hours though....
     
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    Koolpc Not From Earth

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    All to Bill Gates family!!
     
  14. -M-uuhh

    -M-uuhh I Got Wii! :)

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    if i had the cash right now i would preorder one, the only problem i could forsee is not being able to feel the keys before i bought it.
     
  15. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

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    But Forthy, think what this could do for your e-peen! :p
     
  16. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

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    Did someone say something? :confused:


    :p
     
  17. -M-uuhh

    -M-uuhh I Got Wii! :)

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    i would quote that but it kinda makes me feel small so i wont.
     
  18. Sharky

    Sharky Oh No...

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    Ahem.......
     
  19. -M-uuhh

    -M-uuhh I Got Wii! :)

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    You rule breaker you! *shakes fist*
     
  20. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

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    Suck-up :p