Tevion flexible computer keyboard

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  1. domientius

    domientius Well-Known Member

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    So, I saw one of these at my local Aldi last month for $15. I didn't buy it at the time but when I went in today I saw they had been clearance priced to $8. I saw purple, white and black models left, got the last black one.

    So... it's a durable printed keyboard circuit in a thick flexible rubber housing, replacing the plastic keyboard casing. USB with a PS/2 adaptor and small instruction manual. Plug & Play design. Virtually noiseless when typing(seriously, my current keyboard sounds like a creaking pirate ship when I type).

    How does it work? I'm too lazy to go messing with the cables in back of my PC right now but I did plug it into the Wii and typed in the memo board. Keys are responsive, LED lights work, works as well as any normal keyboard does.

    It's stated to be PC XP/Vista compatible only thought he fact I can sue it on the Wii probably means it'll work on a Mac too. You just won't be able to use the extra row of multimedia buttons at the top.

    I am semi-tempted to pick up a spare one of these tomorrow while I can still get one cheap and keep it put up.
     
  2. Lumpy

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    dunno...but it looks cool...
     
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    That's a really neat keyboard. Now I want one. :p 

    But Creaking Pirate Ship keyboards FTL. I think you should get one.
     
  4. Tfgraveyard

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    The place I used to work for used those in all the processing areas. Once you get used to them, they're not to bad. We went through them pretty quickly though(about one a month), but that might have been due to the conditions in the rooms.
     
  5. domientius

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    The manual does say not to mash down too hard on the keys over and over. Probably wears out on the contact pads if you hammer them constantly. It also warns about heat and contact with oil/acetone/other corrosives.
     
  6. domientius

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    And how does it work? Seems okay though it takes some adjustment to button layout. Got it plugged in now. Time will tell after Maplestory server check how well it handles there.
     
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    It was in a food processing environment, so I imagine it was the chemical exposure.
     
  8. domientius

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    Okay for basic typing, not for gaming. I'll stick with the old keyboard and use the flexible one for the Wii, as I hate typing with the remote and on-screen keyboard.
     
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    Hey that's kinda neat. Gotta find an Aldi around here and grab one.
     
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    Wait, you guys have never heard of these? They've been around for years!

    I got mine for five bucks back in '05. I bring it to lans.
     
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    I still want one of those Optimus Maximus keyboards. I just wish I could justify the cost to pick one up.
     
  12. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, you've always been ahead of your time.
     
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    Got mine at Aldi a few weeks ago. Spectacular!
     
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    Wasn't that dude in the last Die Hard using one of those?
     
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    Ferret's from the future, didn't you know that?
     
  16. domientius

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    Yeah, I watched that the other day and noted how awesome that would be for the Wii or on the go. Wonder if anyone around my parts has something like that on the cheap.
     
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    It wasn't even a new product when I got it. It was on clearance!
     

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