Batten down the caps lock key ...

Avast! Batten down the caps lock key, thar be enemy IPs on the horizon!

Custom keyboards are pretty common these days, and to be honest, most of them are overcomplicated, inflexible, and horribly impractical. That's probably why this little model caught our eye, because it's oversimplified, inflexible and horribly impractical. Pirates who occasionally want to check their email would probably get the most use out of this little number, but we can't help but feel that any other buyer would be left high and dry, so to speak.

Still, users searching for a more serious alternative to their current keyboard might find themselves well served by thar ... ahem, sorry ... by the Optimus keyboard, set to be released next year.

Optimus Keyboard
Optimus Keyboard

Each key on the Optimus is actually an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display, which shows the function that the key is currently assigned to. The keyboard can be programmed to suit the needs of nearly any user, from serious gamers to graphic artists to people wanting to type in Russian. It's simple and, let's face it - rather cool. Versatility was what attracted us to the Optimus, and like-minded buccaneers should keep their good eye on the Optimus website in anticipation of a release date.

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