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    do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    im looking to buy a wired keyboard that has an extra row of blank keys across the top, so i can set it to do what ever i want.

    any companies that sell somthing like this?
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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    Hmm. Interesting! Sorry, haven't seen one but if you find one, please post here and let us know as I would like to look at one also.
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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    least now i no its not only me who wants one. il keep looking if i find one ill let you know.

    Any one have any ideas where to get one?
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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    Want an alternative to 99% of Windows applications?
    http://www.osalt.com/

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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    Quote Originally Posted by markp1989 View Post
    im looking to buy a wired keyboard that has an extra row of blank keys across the top, so i can set it to do what ever i want.

    any companies that sell somthing like this?
    Why not just get a keyboard that you can custom configure all the keys?

    The Optimus Maximus would be perfect for you!
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/
    http://store.artlebedev.com/computer...timus-maximus/

    Demo of the Optimus Maximus:
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/demo/

    Supposedly the Optimus Maximus works with All Operating Systems.

    Which operating systems does Optimus support?
    Optimus supports all operating systems, but we first develop software only for Windows and Mac.

    Why isn’t there any Linux software?
    Because first we want to let 95% of people to work with the keyboard.

    Is there a chance it will support Linux?
    Maybe sometime.

    Can I update the firmware myself?
    Yes, you can.
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/faq/
    Last edited by HappinessNow; May 16th, 2009 at 01:18 PM.

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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    Quote Originally Posted by 今幸福 View Post
    Why not just get a keyboard that you can custom configure all the keys?

    The Optimus Maximus would be perfect for you!
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/
    http://store.artlebedev.com/computer...timus-maximus/

    Demo of the Optimus Maximus:
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/demo/
    Because I have spent less on a car than the price of that keyboard, woah!!! And I want standard keyboard with extra keys
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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    Quote Originally Posted by 今幸福 View Post
    Why not just get a keyboard that you can custom configure all the keys?

    The Optimus Maximus would be perfect for you!
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/
    http://store.artlebedev.com/computer...timus-maximus/

    Demo of the Optimus Maximus:
    http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/demo/
    The Optimus Maximus is a very cool keyboard, but I got to admit that I laughed out *very* loud when I saw the price

    I can understand the price because of all the tech in the keyboard and lcd's in the keys ... but ... its still just a keyboard!

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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatality_uk View Post
    Because I have spent less on a car than the price of that keyboard, woah!!! And I want standard keyboard with extra keys
    Hey, but wait your not the original OP looking for the keyboard are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by markp1989 View Post
    im looking to buy a wired keyboard that has an extra row of blank keys across the top, so i can set it to do what ever i want.

    any companies that sell somthing like this?
    I thought this guy was the one looking for the keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by fifth View Post
    The Optimus Maximus is a very cool keyboard, but I got to admit that I laughed out *very* loud when I saw the price

    I can understand the price because of all the tech in the keyboard and lcd's in the keys ... but ... its still just a keyboard!
    Yeah, I think it may be for people who only have enough money to afford it.

    The price is a bit over the top and admittedly laughable, but for someone who has the money and wants such an item, more power to them.
    Last edited by HappinessNow; May 16th, 2009 at 01:26 PM.

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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    I remember keyboards that used to have an extra row of function keys, up to F24.


    EDIT: http://www.barcodesinc.com/cherry/
    Last edited by hobo14; May 16th, 2009 at 01:45 PM.

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    Re: do any companies sell a keyboard with an extra row of keys?

    $1692.31? I got mine on order right away!

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