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News Optimus keyboard to come at lower price

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 6 Nov 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. TheCherub

    TheCherub New Member

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    $500 dollars is still obscene for a keyboard. I thought I had gone a bit mental spending £70 on a Razor Tarantula!
     
  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt New Member

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    I don't think my student loans are ment to cover this sort of thing :(
     
  4. Lee @ Scan

    Lee @ Scan Scan Computers

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    Good Lad - they are there to fund your addiction to cheap cider, lager and 'protection' from the ladies ;)
     
  5. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    And i thought paying 30€ for my M$ keyboard and mouse was a bit pushy... I must be really poor!
     
  6. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    $69.99Canadian + tax is the most i'll ever spend on a keyboard.
     
  7. Bursar

    Bursar New Member

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    I'm sure for the tech involved, it's a reasonable price, but it's too much for me. If they shove one out at around £100 then I'd be tempted.
     
  8. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    It's not that bad a price for what you get, but all I care about is do you get a good 'click' when you press the keys?
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I'll start negotiations once they hit a 1.0-quality firmware. Even thinking about spending that much on a functionally-limited product is insane beyond measure.
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Agreed, if it works properly imo its a no brainer for $500 (provided we get a sensible conversion to £), but the state of the software now is a joke.
     
  11. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    my G15 i thought was expensive but wow that is a bit of a strech but i guess if money was no object i would get it as i like the idea of the keys how you can display what they are programmed for as i can never remember which is which on mine
     
  12. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    While this is a great idea for some, others (such as touch-typists and hardcore gamers) might do just as well with the Das Keyboard since having to look at the keys slows you down anyway.

    Then again if you have REALY DEEP pockets and want OLED check out the Fairlight Xynergi:


    I imagine that someday keyboards like the Optimus will be common but for now the cost is insane and the lifespan of OLED is too short to interest me.
     
  13. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    For $500 I would bye it in a hert beat, if it wassent for that i want a Wacom Cintiq 12WX and thats about $1700 us with todays currensy, and both are just a bit to much.
    Is known when the sub $599 will be on the market?
     
  14. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Honestly what a complete waste of money, for 599 I'd buy a computer and ask the sales man for a free keyboard. Great material for the land-fill.
     
  15. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Be kinda cool though to hit a button, and all the keys start playing a different movie clip on your HD, or all play the same clip spread over all the keys :)
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    cool keyboard, uncool price
     
  17. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    thirded.

    I have always liked the idea of having a keyboard where you could light up the keys you wnat and leave the others turned off. If I could put pictures on them too even better.

    It would be nice for those late night in the dark gaming sessions where you ned that handy veiw change button but its on the other side of the keyboard and you can`t see it moments.

    Yeah I would consider it.
     
  18. metarinka

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    depending on how friendly the software/drivers are and how much widespread these become, how long until we get "keyboard" savers, g15-esq plugins, and other interesting things. this is way too much for my meager budget and for the time being I don't thinkt he price can drop to significantly as if you think about it, 118 screens at 48x48 = a decent sized oled screen and even those aren't on the market yet, so that alone has got to be worth $100-$200 worth of eletronics. stillt though this is a novel approach, and I would love to see what ppeople came up with for icons and animated effects (even something as simple as a ripple or blur when you pressed down a key woudl be cool
     
  19. dyzophoria

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    well, if you really have need for the keyboard (which many will definitely have) then go :) , if I had the cash why wouldn't I have one, but I think we can't all blame why it costs that much, be surprised if it is cheap
     
  20. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Can you imagine it, It's going to look like my little sister's msn contact list....
    I think i'll give it a miss
     
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