Pimp my QWERTY

With the tech blogs getting all hot and bothered over Art Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus keyboard and it’s customizable OLED keys, we thought we would show off a slightly more analog version of the same concept. At no where near the Optimus Maximus price of nearly $2,000 USDs, this $30 version called “Keyboard Shortcut Skins” by Photojojo serves essentially the exact same function. Custom key stickers can turn your standard Mac keyboard into a professional grade single purpose keyboard, perfect for running any number of creative tools like Aperture, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and Pro Tools.

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  • p says:

    while I do think the Maximus is cool in its own right for pushing the envelope, I’ve often thought the used of nice stickers would do the same thing just as effectively with slightly less convenience. And cheers to any product sympathetic to a market whose buyers don’t have $2K to spend on a keyboard….

  • ModuleS says:

    Smart, smart, smart.

  • Actually, It is not stickers. It’s cooler than you think- the Keyboard Shortcut Skins are rubber sheets that fit over your keyboard and are machine washable. Final Cut Pro and many other applications now ship with sheets of stickers for your keys… but they really do not work well at all. This however, is a brilliant idea.

  • lucho says:

    is not even compared to the maximus optimus keyboard.. try the maximus tactus keyboard and see what’s technology. Although i prefer simplicity than complex technology, this rubber cover for one specific keyboard looks pretty but i doubt it works well as advertised. I would suggest to learn the keys and shorcuts that the software offers to you as you already may have and that way is even cheaper than having this eye candy.


  • jin_woo_han says:

    only for judging design, thats good design

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