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Old 18th March, 2009, 06:39 PM
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The World's Weirdest Keyboards

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Keyboards without keys, a vertical keyboard with mirrors on the side so you can see your fingers, and keyboards on which you type on the back: Get ready for some wacky input devices... [Front page...]
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Goofy Goofy Goofy. some of those keyboards have so many keys I wouldn't even know what to do. honestly, some of those look like the learning curve would handicap my typing.
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Old 20th March, 2009, 04:07 AM
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The Data Hand Professional 2 gives me the creepy crawlies. Gack!
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Goofy Goofy Goofy. some of those keyboards have so many keys I wouldn't even know what to do. honestly, some of those look like the learning curve would handicap my typing.
and the rest have no keys at all! ":O}
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The one I think is really cool that I'd like to try out it the Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard!
That looks just crazy enough to work well without any strain at all.
Best yet is it works on just about any smooth surface so setup is a snap!
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The Data Hand Professional 2 gives me the creepy crawlies.
The Datahand Professional II gets a lot of good feedback from people who suffer from the pain of RSI. The design has been the target of a number of studies, all which find well for the keyboard. It is expensive though.
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Here's my personal favorite, if you happen to have $1700 to blow on a KB:

Optimus Maximus keyboard

Each key has a tiny LED inside it; follow the links on the page to see what you can do with it. (It's incredible.)
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Old 26th March, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Quite a beast. Glad I don't really need one!
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Here's my personal favorite, if you happen to have $1700 to blow on a KB:

Optimus Maximus keyboard

Each key has a tiny LED inside it; follow the links on the page to see what you can do with it. (It's incredible.)
I read about this a while back. It really is amazing. But there's not a chance it justifies the ridiculous cost.

IIRC, they released a 3-key USB version a couple years ago. That cost 150 GBP. Ridiculous.

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Haha, where's CaptainCurran when you need him! He'd be able to decypher that!

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I was actually planning on investing in one of those last year. They're fantastic!
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Muffin,

That keyboard can be got from: ThinkGeek :: Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard

The Maximus: ThinkGeek :: Optimus Maximus Keyboard

And who was looking for a 'Man's Keyboard'? one with mechanical switches: ThinkGeek :: Das Keyboard Ultimate
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did somebody say my name?! lol Damn, i could use a good klingon keyboard
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If anyone deserves it...it's you! ":O}
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i actually read the link instead of just searching for my name in recent posts to make a dramatic entrance, and some of those keyboards are just warped, though i do like the bluetooth laser keyboard. and the Klingon one is easily made myself..... hm.... i think i be needing a new keyboard... and paint... and... thin lighting wire...
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