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TheHelpful1
07-24-05, 12:55 AM
Saitek has been 1-uped by this uber keyboard, if you have the cash for it. I didn't look around the site too hard for an actual price, but judging by the features, it might cost more than some people's computers (e-machine, etc) :eek:

http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/

Wicked or what?

wheeljack12
07-24-05, 12:10 PM
already been discussed twice. There is another link inside this one to the main discussion.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53901

muaddib
07-24-05, 12:20 PM
WOW! But I never saw pics of it so I didn't realize how beauty she is.. untill now :eek: Does it have blue backlight as Saitek's other keyboards?

ViN86
07-24-05, 12:55 PM
MUST.... BUY... THAT.... KEYBOARRRRDDDD.... :drooling:

:D

Sazar
07-24-05, 01:01 PM
Saitek's keyboard is not etched, fyi. :P

It simply is colored to allow the light to come through from the backlight.

Very simply technique.

TheHelpful1
07-24-05, 10:24 PM
already been discussed twice. There is another link inside this one to the main discussion.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53901

Oh...sorry bout that. It was late and I didnt feel like doing a thread search :D

But doesn't something this cool and 'cutting edge' bear repeating?

saturnotaku
07-24-05, 10:36 PM
But doesn't something this cool and 'cutting edge' bear repeating?

Not really. To me, it's nothing but a gimmick.

Riptide
07-24-05, 10:42 PM
I tend to agree. Most of us don't need to physically see that the key we're pressing is for x weapon or whatever. After you set a keymap in a game you can use it without having to look at the keyboard.

saturnotaku
07-25-05, 06:12 AM
I tend to agree. Most of us don't need to physically see that the key we're pressing is for x weapon or whatever. After you set a keymap in a game you can use it without having to look at the keyboard.

Exactly. Plus, what happens if one of the screens breaks for whatever reason (hitting a key too hard, etc)? That's be an awfully expensive thing to replace and I can't imagine it would be covered under warranty if that was the case.

BrianG
07-25-05, 06:51 AM
http://www.thinkcomputers.org/beta/home.php?x=articles&id=10

Interview with the desinger, Art Lebedev. He comes off as a ****y prick, but hey, it is a cool keyboard.