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Old 05-21-2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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Optimus keyboard price... whew

Skimming through slashdot (something I rarely do but fell like I'll look at it more), I saw that optimus is letting people preorder that keyboard.

I've seen pictures of that sucker for ever and it is finally almost out. I clicked on the preorder button to see how much it was.

How much was it for those of you who don't know? $100? $300? $400?

$1500! 1564.37 if you want to be exact.

I guess someone isn't ever gonna get one of these, hopefully the price will go down.

Yea, I don't really need it, but it looks cool... it's like DAS keyboard with little LCD screens on all the keys!

Old 05-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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Well it is pretty cool... Not $1500 cool though.

Not quite sure how much the uptake is going to be with that price tag!
Old 05-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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That's just insane. I'll stick with my standard keyboards.
Old 05-22-2007, 07:17 AM   #4
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Eyecandy. Who needs it?
Old 05-22-2007, 07:28 AM   #5
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It's crazy. It doesn't even look that nice, anyway. I'll stick with my 9 year old Gateway keyboard.
Old 05-22-2007, 09:55 AM   #6
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It looks nice, but it costs more than my entire PC.
I think I'm just gonna stick with my seven year old Time clicky-keyboard.
Old 05-22-2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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At that price, $14/key, I'd like one with one key or two. And it should be able to stick to my monitor.
Old 05-26-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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What a useless waste of resources

People just need to learn to actually use their other eight fingers and have a printed reference for hotkeys handy to actually get some work done.

For the price of that thing I could buy ten of these keyboards here:

They're way cooler, because
1) of the James Bond feeling
2) you can simply change the displayed layout. With a bit of tweaking you could probably contruct something that displays an entire musical keyboard and have a portable piano. Eat your heart out, Optimus :P

Edit: Nice, those crazy Japanese have already done the piano, of course:

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