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CNET says:

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As impressive as we find the Optimus Maximus keyboard in concept, the $1,600 price tag overwhelms its real world benefits. We can only recommend this keyboard to those most charmed by this unique keyboard's novelty. quote


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Critic reviews

6.3
5 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    4.8
  • Tactility / button-feel
    5.4
  • Design and form factor
    6.2
  • Noise
    4.0
  • Configurability
    8.5
  • Portability
    6.1

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  • Ergonomics / comfort
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  • Design and form factor
  • Noise
  • Configurability
  • Portability
7.0
Gizmodo Apr 17, 2008

If you're in production or art and really need this for your work, you can go ahead and grab it now. $1500 is easily expensable, and if it helps your productivity by even a small percent, it's totally worth it.

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6.0
CNET Jul 17, 2008

As impressive as we find the Optimus Maximus keyboard in concept, the $1,600 price tag overwhelms its real world benefits. We can only recommend this keyboard to those most charmed by this unique keyboard's novelty.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 10, 2008

Pocket-Lint had a first look at this king of keyboards and can honestly say we were impressed, it's just a shame it's so expensive.

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5.0
TrustedReviews Oct 23, 2010

We have to applaud Art Lebedev for bringing the product to market. Unfortunately, simply creating a product isn't where the story ends, it also has to be worth buying and here is where the Optimus Maximus falls down. Its astronomical price means it's really only a toy for the very rich.

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6.0
Digital Trends Aug 13, 2008

As a piece of art and a technological achievement, it certainly deserves credit, but for typing papers, programming, or even just IMing friends, the Optimus Maximus is a complete dud. And with a going price of $1,877.43 USD, “all show and no go” just doesn’t cut it.

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