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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:50 pm

Ok how much would you pay for a keyboard like this:

http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:32 pm

hrm.... maybe $100-$150 CAD.... that's pretty sweet!
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:26 pm

i would pay $150 easy

to be able to change your font of your keyboard layout would be kickass

let alone a keyboard layout for any game
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:43 pm

$150 US easily, that thing looks freaking awesome. Any idea when/if we'll be able to get one?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:04 pm

good ol neoseeker:

http://www.neoseeker.com/news/story/4776/

original info on optimus keyboard, with release info:

http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/0 ... 26&tid=137
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:50 pm

I'm totally sold... count me in for one in 2006! :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:20 pm

bad placement of the return key. a deal-breaker for me.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:03 am

Uggh, your right. That will take a bit of getting used to.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:59 am

well the keyboard isn't even built yet, maybe they will fix that before they make it
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:36 am

hoxlund wrote:well the keyboard isn't even built yet, maybe they will fix that before they make it


Hopefully.... I'd have to demo it in store before buying it as is, thanks to Dodecahedron's keen eyes :wink:
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:08 am

Saw it, thought it looked awesome, but it'd have to be as durable and feel as good as my IBM Model-M buckling spring keyboards. I will have a tough time letting them go. Interesting, all this new technology and yet the keyboards I type on are probably half as old as I am. ;)

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Postby Alektron on Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:42 pm

It is a very cool keyboard. Some people will have a lot of use for this if they have a special requirement where the keys change functions frequently. However, I generally don't spend much time looking at the keyboard. My fingers find the keys 90% of the time without looking. Knowing it will be over $100 and probably not wireless, I don't have use for it.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:00 pm

all i gotta say is damn its about time new technology is brought to keyboards
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:02 pm

hoxlund wrote:all i gotta say is damn its about time new technology is brought to keyboards

I have to agree, we've seen so many advances in mouse technology, and just about every other computer used peripheral, and yet the keyboard has seen little more then wireless and glowing versions come out in the last decade or so. So viva la keyboard-revolution! :wink:
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