After a successful Kickstarter campaign which allowed the development team behind the Das Keyboard 5Q, to raise nearly 6 times the funds they required to take their concept into production.
The team has this week announced that the Das Keyboard 5Q is now available to preorder for those that didn’t take part in the initial Kickstarter campaign and is priced at $229.
Check out the promotional video below to learn more about the Internet connected “dashboard keyboard” which has been created to take the standard QWERTY keyboard to the next level.
Do you think keyboards as input devices only? With this project, we are redefining the way we use keyboards by adding an output function. You can now also use it as a dashboard. Intrigued? Read on.
Das Keyboard 5Q is a cloud-connected, open API RGB mechanical keyboard that allows each key to be color-controlled over the Internet. It is built with ground-breaking electronics that provide superior RGB LED brightness and unsurpassed response time. Along with the Das Keyboard Q application, the Das Keyboard 5Q makes you more productive by streaming information directly to your keyboard.
Do you often find yourself with millions of browser tabs open, constantly switching context to keep up with project status, weather info, software build statuses, customer quality metrics, stock quotes, websites alarms and even your boss’s urgent emails? Tracking so much information involves a lot of mental context switching. That’s your productivity going down the drain. You’ve known this all along but can’t help it because you just have to be in the know. You are an overachiever and there is absolutely no way even a single piece of information will escape you. Your peers frequently pick your brain because you are the keeper of knowledge. Put simply, you are the one who knows. Period.
So while you work on solving rocket science problems on your giant monitor tethered to the latest quadruple octo-core computer, you won’t need to look or click or do anything to know about what’s going on. The information is right there on your keyboard. It is ambient. You see it without even looking at it. Thanks to your peripheral vision, you’re able to see what’s on your desk when you are looking at your monitor. Now you’re able to close all those CPU-wasting browser tabs and actually do some work while information streams out of your Das Keyboard 5Q deep into your enlightened consciousness.
For more information on the new Das Keyboard 5Q jump over to the official website for details by following the link below.