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Cool Handmade Keyboards are Just Your Type

The made to order, handmade decorative NISHI-KI keyboardThe made to order, handmade decorative NISHI-KI keyboard
Bored with your keyboard? The NISHI-KI keyboard adds a touch of class & culture to this most utilitarian of peripherals. It may cost a pretty penny, but such is the price of made to order exclusivity, not to mention the gorgeous handmade decorative keys.





The NISHI-KI keyboard is one of 5 exquisite, handmade typepads that boast beautiful, handmade decorative keys in a variety of eastern influenced styles. The NISHI-KI depicted here is arguably the most colorful yet remains relatively easy to read for those who tend towards hunt & peck.





The keyboard works with Windows XP, 2000 and Vista (sorry, Mac users) and features an 86-character board with the familiar QUERTY layout. Attachment to your PC is via PS/2 or USB so even your older comp can benefit from this “type” of makeover. The NISHI-KI and others in the lineup are also space efficient; just 5” (127mm) in depth.



Details on online ordering, shipping charges and views of the other keyboards are available at the product page. Oh, the price? A cool $155.90 – sure, your standard 5 buck black or putty keyboard may function just the same, but as the old cliché goes, “it's better to look good, than to feel good.” And these keyboards look mah-velous!

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Steve Levenstein
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Comments
Jul 7, 2008
by Anonymous

hm

wouldn't it have been simpler for them to have just made things to fit ontop of the original keyboards keys and then the customer can buy one each and mix and match for themselves for each key and more options for each key. That probably exists already too though, don't know. *shrugs*

Jul 7, 2008
by Steve Levenstein
Steve Levenstein's picture

simpler = cheaper

It probably would have been cheaper, but then the manufacturer couldn't charge $155 each - plus the fact that these keyboards are being marketed to a demographic that will pay for quality, uniqueness and the pride of having a handmade item when few others do.