When I saw this keyboard at ThinkGeek I said “wow… now this is such a cool concept!”. Each of the 430 keys are programmable to display the color you wish. There is a neat setup utility that will quickly guide you to light this baby up to your liking. I think this is perfect for gaming cafes, you know, most of these cafes have dim lights and all for mood effects. The Luxeed LED keyboard will surely add more to the drama.
It is available in either white or black finish and retails at about US$199.99 each. I am sure you’re thinking “man that’s an arm and a leg for a keyboard!” considering that you can get regular keyboards for under US$10 bucks. But I’ll come right back at ‘ya to say “but does your keyboard have cutesy LED lights. 🙂 I don’t think so.
I’m not really sure though if the LEDs lasts a long time… or if it will heat up my hand for comfort… maybe I’d wait for user reviews before I get one of these. But hey, if you’ve got money to burn and since the holidays are near us… get this for your geek right now!
Here are the specs:
# Amazing illuminated keyboard features 430 LEDs and can dynamically change the color of each key
# Set each key to any color, or turn the light off on that key
# Create custom illuminated key layouts and quickly switch between them with 4 preset buttons
# Save key layouts on your hard drive and recall them later
# Features animated rainbow effect, or animated random key colors
# “Spark” mode allows keys to illuminate only when pressed
# Keypad Connects to Keyboard with included cable
# Keypad does not illuminate, only the full Keyboard
# Standard USB connection
# Keyboard Dimensions: 15″ x 7.5″ x 1″
# Keypad Dimensions: 4.25″ x 7.5″ x 1″
# Software Requires Windows XP or Vista (The Luxeed can function on other OS such as Mac or Linux as a regular USB keyboard, but the keys will not light up.)