Filed under: Gadgets
The Maltron keyboard is perhaps the most expensive keyboards we've seen to date, and with good reason. These keyboards are handmade and designed to be highly efficient. A traditional keyboard, for example, generally only makes use of 8 of the 10 fingers, with thumbs occasionally being employed to work the space bar and, depending on the size of your keyboard, one or both of the pinkies may be infrequently utilized, as well. This design requires the use of all 10 fingers, theoretically improving your overall efficiency by as much as 20% - once you take the time to adjust to it, of course. The real reason why the keyboard is so expensive is the type of key switches that it uses: Cherry MX switches. Considered to be the best in the industry, they should last up to 50 million keystrokes and require far less force to work than ordinary computer keys, saving wear on they keyboard and on the hands of the typist. Price: $490.
[via New Launches]