well..... OLED keys, not LCD keys. and yeah.... i read about that earlier. kinda sucks, even though i wasn't planning on buying one of those keyboards to begin with. still a neat idea though. it's like a Zboard... without having to buy specially made attachment sets for it.
Looks cool though - when manufacturing costs come down it could be a good way to make a "one-language-fits-all" keyboard to be sold internationally, so keyboards for all languages could be made in the same run, which might make it cheaper!
Thats true, I never thought about it being distracting. What I find interesting about that article is the speculation on profit margins, THG speculated the cost of the keyboard would be under $100 to manufacture. I think a 1000+% profit is just being ridiculous. The argument can be made that they need the money based on the fact that its not going to make huge market penetration. Although I would imagine they would sell a hell of a lot more units if they lowered the price to say 200 - 400$ I know I would personally spend 200 - 300 at the most for the BW version, maybe closer to 500 for the color version. (assuming you could adjust the OLED brightness of the keys.)
I like the idea of the board. It also depends on it's warrenty. Those LEDS or whatever will be in them will get a lot of wear and tear and might burn out or wirepoints / solder points could get damaged from use...