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A Star Wars Keyboard With LCD Touchpad

By - Source: ThinkGeek | B 28 comments

If you are in need of the perfect keyboard for playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, or if you are just a fan of Star Wars anyway, this may be the keyboard to own.

Thinkgeek is selling the keyboard, which includes a multi-touch screen an ten configurable tactile keys. According to the site, the track-panel can be set to either respond to direct gesture input or display interactive information. You can even outsource your IM chat to the display, preventing it from taking up valuable screen real estate on your main display.

The device was designed in keeping with "Star Wars themed aesthetics," and comes with gold-backlit key illumination. It even has a gamification item as players can unlock a "unique color crystal" that changes the lightsaber blade and blaster bolts in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

And yes, the keyboard has a price and it is not cheap at $260.

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    amuffin , July 18, 2012 6:59 AM
    $260!

    Might as well buy a better graphics card to play the game!
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    outlw6669 , July 18, 2012 7:31 AM
    Ugh. Flat, low stroke bubble keys.... on a $260 keyboard no less :pfff: 
    This looks like it will feel terrible to type with and even worse to game with.
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    amuffin , July 18, 2012 6:59 AM
    $260!

    Might as well buy a better graphics card to play the game!
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    outlw6669 , July 18, 2012 7:31 AM
    Ugh. Flat, low stroke bubble keys.... on a $260 keyboard no less :pfff: 
    This looks like it will feel terrible to type with and even worse to game with.
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    whimseh , July 18, 2012 7:32 AM
    It actually looks awesome, too bad SWTOR sucks.
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    MrMakapuu , July 18, 2012 7:44 AM
    Notice they call is "Star Wars" not "SWTOR" which it was meant to play with... Either razer or EA is really digging deep in order to get Tom's to get you to buy it... So sad... They put so much into that keyboard and so little into SWTOR after the fact...
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    monsta , July 18, 2012 7:50 AM
    Great looking keyboard!
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    master_chen , July 18, 2012 8:05 AM
    I have a facepalm the size of a Death Star right now.
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    nikorr , July 18, 2012 8:07 AM
    Looks all right to me.
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    Hellbound , July 18, 2012 8:57 AM
    Wait.. Doesn't Razer make this exact same keyboard? Why yes they do, and its $10 cheaper -> http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.241167600/categoryId.35156900
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    belardo , July 18, 2012 8:59 AM
    Looks like the TRON Legacy keyboard...
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    scannall , July 18, 2012 9:11 AM
    I was interested in this right up until I read the price. $260? Really? No thanks.
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    molo9000 , July 18, 2012 9:57 AM
    $260 for a keyboard without mechanical keys: looooool

    You can buy a fully customized WASD keyboard for $100 less.
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    master_chen , July 18, 2012 11:03 AM
    HellboundRazer make this exact same keyboard? Why yes they do, and its $10 cheaper -> http://store.razerzone.com/store/r [...] d.35156900

    And it's kiddie "pew pew lasers!" crap too.
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    tburns1 , July 18, 2012 1:19 PM
    Where are the giant transistors on a stick?
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    freggo , July 18, 2012 1:22 PM
    $260 for a keyboard... I don't think so :-)
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    _Cubase_ , July 18, 2012 1:29 PM
    AWESOME STAR WARS KEYBOARD! Can't wait to get one and show all of my frien....

    ...my cat!
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    schiwing , July 18, 2012 1:41 PM
    Doug is about a year late on presenting this overpriced keyboard.
    Maybe next week he'll introduce an article to Tom's about the overpriced SWTOR mouse and headset; also made by Razer.
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    spookyman , July 18, 2012 1:42 PM
    I guess I will stick with my old IBM 101 keyboard. Built like a tank and is over 25 years old.

    Still the most comfortable keyboard I have ever used in my IT career.
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    master_chen , July 18, 2012 1:43 PM
    tburns1Where are the giant transistors on a stick?

    >: )
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    zak_mckraken , July 18, 2012 2:38 PM
    Perfect for some "side porn" action while gaming.
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    thegh0st , July 18, 2012 3:59 PM
    schiwingDoug is about a year late on presenting this overpriced keyboard.Maybe next week he'll introduce an article to Tom's about the overpriced SWTOR mouse and headset; also made by Razer.

    I was thinking this EXACT SAME thing. this came out like days after the game actually launched.

    as for the mouse it isn't that overpriced compared to a regular razer naga which is what it is a version of if I remember correctly. (not saying it doesn't cost plenty) and I actually got the mouse for a Christmas present and didn't receive it until after Christmas. I believe it was even after the 1st of the year which was definitely after the game launch.

    the color crystal code is junk and cheesy and only good for a few levels before you'd want to upgrade it. it would be good for like level 1 but of course you don't have anything until level 8 to 10ish before you can use it.

    the mouse itself is responsive and has a ton of buttons I will never master the use of I'm sure. However the new razer synapse 2.0 software sort of stinks because of the fact it occasionally auto-updates itself and reboots your system without asking and provides no setting in the software for disabling this. I will say it hasn't done this in a while so maybe they fixed that issue (*knocking on some wood*) also if you are using it as a wired mouse it occasionally just stops responding and you have to disconnect the charging connector (this acts as your mouse wire) and reconnect it which is annoying. lastly, the mouse has a lighted symbol on the back (Republic or Empire) and lighting on the scroll wheel. you would think you could adjust the lighting of both in the software settings but as it turns out you can really only adjust that tiny bit of lighting on either side of the scroll wheel. sort of a let down when you find out.

    and there is your SWTOR Razer mouse review :)  (got carried away)
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