We all laughed at that key legend-less leather keyboard the other day, didn't we? Metadot, the makers of the new Ultimate Keyboard didn't: it also skips all that troublesome bother of having labeled keys. Presumably it's in the name of coolness, since the whole thing looks pretty slick and has precision-engineered, gold-plated switches that click like the legendary IBM Model M. There's also twin USB ports, obligatory blue LED lights and a 6-foot black cable. And it'll cost you $129. If you're not the expert touch-typing sort, there's the original Professional version, which has labels where they're meant to be. [Product page via Technabob]
no offense to anyone that truly thinks this is a good idea.. but this is the lamest thing ever sold. "best. keyboard. ever." it says on their website. that doesn't make any sense at all. since when did 90's keyboard design become fashionable? i thought we were getting away from that era! for instance; with the latest apple slim-keyboard. whether you like apple or hate them, you have to admit; their keyboard is built with one thing in mind - ergonomics. so why would a keyboard (legend or legend-less, doesn't matter) such as this, be so popular? you can get carpal tunnel syndrome way easier on these old keyboard designs than you can compared to something that is ergonomic. i just don't understand these designers. my hands hurt when i type on those... thick is the new slim?