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$1564 buys you everything but the simplest feature - typing

DailyTech has been following the long-winded saga of the Optimus Maximus keyboard for over two years now, from its initial unveilings to the last update in May 2007 of the "pre-preorder" date -- but the final hardware has been completed, sent for shipping, and even delivered to the eager fingers of reviewers at Engadget.

Unfortunately, the reviewers weren't completely impressed. While the preliminary report from Engadget praised the brilliant OLED keys, the major selling feature of the keyboard, the sturdy construction and high-quality building materials, the review team was let down by a flaw in the fundamentals of the Optimus Maximus.

"Typing on [the Optimus Maximus], well, sucks," was the blunt assessment from the Engadget review team. "... As a whole it just requires way too much force to depress keys ... Let's put it this way, we sit around and type all day long and this thing wore us out in about 30 seconds to a minute. Carpal sufferers, beware."

More reviews should be rolling in shortly -- but if the Engadget preview is any indication, the "ultimate keyboard" may have gotten so carried up with special features that the basic functionality was left out.

However, it does stand to reason that anyone able to spend the wallet-busting $1,564 USD for the Optimus Maximus could certainly afford to pick up an old IBM Model M 1391401 as their primary unit for typing.
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I nominate CD to buy one for us.
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post #2 of 24
old news lol, this keyboard has been out for about 2 years...at least thats how long they have been trying to sell it
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I think you'll find they sold quite alot, they just havent been able to ship them until now.

ie. Preorders from 2 years ago are finally being shipped
    
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i wonder if you could display temps or show processor usage
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Squeeker The Cat View Post
old news lol, this keyboard has been out for about 2 years...at least thats how long they have been trying to sell it
They keyboard has been on the internet for 2+ years, you're right. But see, this is not old news because it is finally shipping. Key word, shipping.
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For the moron inside you
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post #7 of 24
Shipping to who? A minority of people ready to put 1.5 grand on a keyboard?
    
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post #8 of 24
I still don't thinks it's worth the price.
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The should have gotten a big corperate sponser or something to drive down the price. This will be and only be a novelty item forever given it costs as much as a decent gaming rig w/G15
    
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i wanna see the idiot who gets this
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