All hail the 'Optimus Maximus' from--ThinkGeek?

The world's most-hyped keyboard gets an unlikely distributor.


So it finally happened. The "Optimus Maximus"--the most-hyped keyboard of all time--is now for sale to the consuming public as promised. To which we have only one response: ThinkGeek?

We don't have anything against the gadget peddler, mind you--it was just a little surprising to see a $1,589.99 product being sold by a retailer that's better known for such products as USB rocket launchers. On its "What's New" page, for instance, the vaunted Maximus is sandwiched between a "Dueling Space Marines Copter Set" and a pair of "Speed Racer Mini R/C Cars."

Not that we have anything against such items, of course. We just thought that Art Lebedev, the uber-keyboard's Russia-based purveyor, might have opted for a higher-end distributor for its crown jewel. Which, by the way, is selling for around $25 more than the oft-quoted price for the version that allows all 113 keys to be programmed separately. Just to show we're paying attention.

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