Keyboards that inspire

So I am sitting here, typing away on a very typical, albeit quite uninspiring PC computer keypad, musing on just how much time I really do spend clobbering away on this input device. The answer is quite a lot. I began to wonder, would typing on a more intriguing device allow my creativity level to increase? This set me on a path to find some of the more intriguing keyboards invented in recent years, that I know will boost my productivity level as well as creativity level. The following keyboards are all going on my Christmas list!

Traditional Japanese Style Keyboards

Japanese Keyboard

Japanese Keyboard

One of the most beautifully patterned keyboards I have ever seen. I am sure these keyboards will bring tranquility and zen into my daily work flow. These keyboards are handmade, so be sure to place your order early over here. Via InventorSpot and AkihabaraNews.

Colorful LED keyboard

colorful keyboard

So cool! Christmas came early this year, and is fully customizable. This colorful keyboard is designed by Korean company Luxeed, and comes with a program that can help you customize the blinking lights whichever way you want. You can make the keys glow only when your hit them, create your own patterns, or simply set it to glow in one single color of your choice. Via Geekalert and Luxeed.

Steampunk Workshop

Homemade keyboard. You can make one for yourself as well if you follow the instruction here. Reminds me of the roaring ’20s.

Optimus Maximus Keyboard

One of the most highly desired keyboard out there. However with price tag of $1500, most of us will probably only have a chance to play with this keyboard in our dreams at night. Optimus’s customizable layout allows convenient use of any language,as well as of any other character set: notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, math functions and so on to infinity. Designed by Art Lebedev.

apple keyboard

Sexy, zexy, and completely affordable. Available at Apple Stores everywhere!