I'm pretty sure this isn't a hoax because it's possible to place an order for it. However, it still seems extremely odd to me. It's a keyboard marketed to 'ubergeeks' under the brand name 'Das Keyboard
'. This is the part that gets me:
Das Keyboard is an enhanced 104-key USB PC keyboard equiped with 100% blank keys mounted on precision and individually weighted key switches... Since there is no key to look at when typing, your brain will quickly adapt and memorize the key positions and you will find yourself typing a lot faster with more accuracy in no time. It is amazing how slow typers almost double their speed and quick typers become blazing fast!
So it's basically a keyboard with all symbols removed from the keys. I can type over 100 wpm, and I don't normally look at the keys. But occasionally you need to. I would find it very annoying to never be able to look at them, and I find it hard to believe that anyone would want this as a feature.
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Whatever. It's pretty damn pricey for a friggin' KEYBOARD.
Worked like a charm - after a few minutes of trying to type an email on it I gave up in frustration, and I thought I could type.
As for price... well, this one looks nicer than his, but yeah, who would really pay that?
Then again, I don't really use the fingers that I'm sposed to when I type.
"I think some of you need a refresher course in rimedial spelling."
Uh, that would be REMEDIAL spelling. Ah, the irony!
"Ha! Well spotted, Cranky Media Guy!"
It's what I do. It's who I am (a guy with WAY too much time on his hands.)
And the point of looking for the point is?
Blank computer keys isn't the problem.
Blank computer keys AREN'T the problem.
I think some of you need a refresher course in rimedial spelling.
B:I have a 5th grade speller available for sell.
(Disclaimer: typos here and there are nothing. Just make sure you correct them if you are going to criticize someone's spelling! Boy did I learn that the hard way...)
Posted by booch on Thu May 26, 2005 at 02:19 PM
Maybe you should call Chadds a genius.
if yoo wont too apoint yerself the spleling an grammer pollice yuo mite wnt to boockmark wwww.dictuniary.con
Ha! So few words, yet so many errors! Don't need a GENIUS to point out that "you're" is spelled this way.
I'm gonna get one of those and paint it. I've also heard acetone will simply strip off the letters.
Hey, I can't look at the keyboard while I'm looking at the screan anyway -- the keys are not in range of my bifocals.