More Optimus Keyboard info

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Aprox, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Aprox

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  2. madmatt

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    That's still pretty cool. I'd buy one of the mini's; especially if it comes in a wireless flavor.
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    eh 3 keys.. maybe if it was numberic pad size. hehe
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It's complex.

    I still don't understand people's fascination with this. Yes, its a kewl concept but there are so many things that could cause this keyboard to be a flop.

    The oil on the keys, the oleds and circuitary, power draw, weight. I mean come on.

    I love the g-15 and the lcd screen. I love the backlit keys. I love the g-keys as well but I am really struggling to see how the heck oled keys make something better. I mean how much time do we really spend looking at the keys?

    The blue backlight is a nice visual touch for me, I am not sure if I want a multi-color thinger on my desk.
     
  5. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Mini-keyboard? Meh... My current keyboard is getting on in years (it's actually old enough to be PS/2 if that gives any idea on age). But still, for a desktop, a full sized keyboard is easier to manage. The keyboard on my friend's laptop, is easy enough for me to have a slight effort keeping my rather largish fingers on the right keys, and to be able to tell by feel, that my fingers have gotten to the right ones :eek:

    Perhaps someone with dankly lil hands... I have large/fat fingers by comparison to some people... 3 additional keys doesn't sound that impressive either.
     
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  7. Aprox

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    Damn, that sure is a sexy little thing...... just to $$!!!
     
  8. Aprox

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    People have started to recieve their 3 button "keyboards" in the mail. Here is a link to one such person.

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1099406

    I sure hope costs come down on the parts... In that thread I think someone speculated the cost per key which would put a standard 101 keyboard in the $5k range..... :speechless:
     
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  10. lynchknot

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    Looks real nice and all but nothing beats my keyboard - especially if you type much
     
  11. Aprox

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    haha, yeah I remember using that keyboard. Has that very satisfying "CLICK CLUNK" sound ever time you hit a key. heavy though...
     
  12. lynchknot

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    I learned how to type on a typewritter. I cannot get used to the soft-touch keyboards - even though I've already worn out 3 of them (key letters not visible) I have yet to see a worn out IBM key.