By Luke Anderson
I’ll admit that I’ve been drooling over the Optimus Maximus keyboard for years now. Sure, they’re actually for sale now, but I still haven’t managed to find $1,500 that could be justifiably spent on a keyboard. Thankfully United Keys has decided to make a cheaper alternative. Cheaper means less features, but it’s still worth a look.
The United Keys OLED Keyboard has 9 programmable buttons, each with a monochrome OLED screen which displays at a resolution of 64×64 pix. The keyboard comes with software to design custom icons for each key, and even allows you to have it load different keys for specific software. The full keyboard with 9 OLED keys will run you $259, or you can just get the 9 key pad for $199.