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News Optimus keyboard seen working

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Nov 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 New Member

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    To expensive and far to impracticle. As if your going to want to pay $1500 on a keyboard only to bash it when you get feckered in UT3. Good idea but at that price it will die of death.

    Neon
     
  3. Naberius

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    A good idea, but it is far too expensive, its not even useful enough to justify a price a 10th of that.
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    i disagree i think our company would love a couple of these in its foyer and many other companies will to
    at £700 roughly i could honestly see this thing selling
     
  5. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    Looks like a step toward input panels as seen in star trek and every other sci-fi show
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    me want
     
  6. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 New Member

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    Why would anyone want to spend £700 on a keyboard? Surely 3 20" monitors all inter connected would look far better and cost the same if not less?
     
  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Although hideously expensive there will always be a market for products like these, If i had the money i would get one, right now though i can think of better uses of £700 tbh
     
  8. Anakha

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    Remember, this is just the first wave of these kinds of products. In time, the price will come down (Not of this model, admittedly, but of the devices this one inspires down the line).
     
  9. neonplanet40

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    I can get that but this idea was developed about 3 years ago and is only coming out now. I dont see it being the norm anytime soon.
     
  10. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    It looks really nice and perhaps a viable consumer device when it drops in price (I'm quite interested to see what the $500 version will have), but personally I'd wait for an ergonomic version to come out before I'd consider it properly- after all, I wouldn't spend that much on a device that slows down my typing. Still, pretty damn cool and not the Duke Nukem Forever we expected.

    <A88>
     
  11. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Shiny:D

    but I will never get one at that price:eeek:
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I don't think you've quite grapsed the concept of business budgets versus home budgets.

    In this case, it would be for nothing but the show factor. Any company can stick up a bunch of displays, and plenty do. But the keyboard with a hundred screens built in will be the talking piece.
     
  13. Omnituens

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    i would SO like one, but at that price, its for when i have more money than sense.

    so thats when ive gone senile then.
     
  14. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Is the $1500 to £700 official or just a guess ? In my experience long time ago $1500 was £1500(companies loved the 1:1 ratio:wallbash:) , and more recently,with better exchange rate, it would be £1000-£1200

    back on topic, yes I want one, but I wouldn't pay more than £200, so out of my league:sigh:
    I will wait till Logitech and Microsoft somehow manage to get round the patents and bring their own version out.
     
  16. Dreaming

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    It's more of a design principle / idea though. They're not producing them in great quantities, and will probably take the lessons they learn and re-engineer them for mass production so they're cheaper.
     
  17. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Guys, Its a prototype and not a production model.

    They are at prototype stage, so yeah the amount of money it cost to build one will be high and that expensive. Once it gets from prototype to production then it will be a more reasonable price as all the machinery will be there in place to make this specific item and can churn them out in the hundreds and thousands.
     
  18. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    looks nice!

    The space bar should have a larger display, though...
     
  19. johnnyboy700

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    Yep, the key word here (no pun inteneded) is "prototype", I'd reckon it would be a good idea to wait until we see a production model before anyone starts frothing at the underpants over something that might not make it past the prototype stage.
     
  20. Pegasus

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    I WANT ONE!!! :eyebrow: Have always wanted one. Started to want one in the late eighties!!! :hip:
    Have been patiently waiting for this long :lol: .....and for obvious reasons, will have to be patiently waiting for some time to come. :nono:

    What I want here and now :dremel: is lighting in my laptop keyboard - like the new Mac's!!!
     
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