We've heard lots about the Optimus Maximus keyboard. It's really cool, but it just costs way to much to be useful. That's why we think that the this keyboard is perfect for people working from home, especially designers and graphic artists. It's customizable and it's something that we've never seen before. It just makes plain sense.
When you use software on your computer, like Photoshop or CAD, it's always best to have physical and dedicated buttons to perform often repeated tasks. The Ergodex DX-1 has got 25 programmable keys. You can even label them and they slide them around. Labels can also be placed beneath the keys, since they can be moved around. With this keyboard, you can actually select and customize the layout. This is something that even the Optimus can't do.
This keyboard is also pretty useful to gamers, who also like having customized layouts. With a twist, the keys can be taken off the tablet and stuck to another place. The tray is clear so that customized backgrounds can be inserted. It's available via ThinkGeek for $140 right now. We think that this is a pretty good keyboard, and a must for anyone needing customized layouts to work or play. [via Core77, images via ThinkGeek]