OMG: A Keyboard for Blondes!

The keyboard as we know it just got a makeover. What started initially as gag, apparently got so much positive feedback that the creators of the Keyboard for Blondes decided to turn it into a real product.

First of all, the Keyboard for Blondes is a real keyboard. It has all the normal functionality you would expect from a traditional keyboard. It has 103 keys, is USB based, and works with both Windows PCs and Macs. As to why it is pink, the Keyboard for Blondes Website explains, "Pink is the new black!" And being a blonde is not necessarily as prerequisite for owning one either, as the site further offers, "this keyboard is for anyone who has ever had a blonde moment or... two, has a good sense of humor and likes to have fun! Afterall [sic] being blonde is not just your hair color."

In addition to its distinctive pink color, a unique attribute of the Keyboard for Blondes are the "fun" sayings on 64 of the keys, such as "Oops!" on the Delete key, "The Big One: 'I Need My Space' Key" on the spacebar, or "Yes! I want it!" on the Enter key. A number of the keys also act as special texting shortcuts, such as "OMG" on the O key, "LOL" on the L key, and "XOXO" on the X key.

Additional "fun" keys include:
  • TAB = "Useless Key"
  • Tilde/Tick = "Any Key"
  • Caps Lock = "Warning size XXL letters"
  • Shift = "Smart Blonde Button"
  • Esc = "No!"
The number pad has the numbers spelled out as well as dice dots for futher reinforcement, while the arrow keys come with hand gestures pointing in the corresponding direction... But, if the blonde theory holds true, the Up key might be perceived as for hitch hiking. We wonder if the keyboard includes whiteout (pinkout?) to correct the mistakes on the monitor? [rim shot please]

Perhaps the most unique feature of the keyboard, however, is that with the proprietary Keynguru software, some of the buttons "talk." The Keyboard for Blondes site doesn't go into great detail as to exactly how the keyboard "talks," but we suspect that it just means that the press of certain key combinations will trigger specific audio files to automatically play on the PC. Only a Windows XP/Vista version of the Keynguru software is currently available; Mac and Linux versions are "coming soon."

The Keyboard for Blondes sells for $49.95 and the Keyboard for Blondes Website is presently taking orders. We can't be completely certain that the Keyboard for Blondes is actually a real product, and isn't just an elaborate practical joke or cyber-performance-art piece. If it is a real product, it is anyone's guess if people will feel that this very kitschy product is worth $50. Maybe it is due for a cameo appearance on Ugly Betty? Perhaps the big question we need ask ourselves, however, is should HotHardware request an evaluation unit so that we can review it? We're only half kidding...

--Additional reporting by Matthew Shaw
Comments
^Bad_Boy^ 6 years ago

LOL..

Run it through HH tests!

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

. . .Ick!

peti1212 5 years ago

Exactly what I was thinking.

thebirdman47 6 years ago

Nothing surprises me anymore. Anything for a buck!

Super Dave 6 years ago

Just what every Barbie needs!

Dave_HH 6 years ago

Dang it where's the "Any Key" on this thing? I'm supposed to hit "any key" and it's not there! That's it... this thing is a failure.

3vi1 6 years ago

It's the big one on the front marked "power".

bobbie blonde 6 years ago

they got you covered - there's an "any key" on this keyboard, right above the Tab key :)

 

Lev_Astov 6 years ago

That's hilarious. I'm not even sure why.

MikeL_HH 6 years ago

More like a keyboard for the soon-to-be visually impaired. Damn, that thing is bright.

3vi1 6 years ago

That keyboard's actually pretty cool... I can think of a few people I would buy one for just as a gag.

Drago 6 years ago

OMG i have to get one of these for my Mom. She will hate me, but its sad and true that she is so computer illiterate, and has called me to ask where the "Any Key" was on the keyboard cause she couldnt find it.

savage animal 6 years ago

My favorite part is that the Function keys spell "useless keys" instead of F1 etc.

ice_73 6 years ago

i wonder what all the f keys are on this board? :-p

HiTop 6 years ago

 LOL from other blog:

The whole blond strerotype was brought to full light by a secret society of ivy league educated women in the late 50's early 60's as a way to take control of the US government. This movemt has its roots in the Pioneer Movement Society, which controlled the gold rush of the 1800's. The initial proto-type was Marylin Monroe, a robot that was nearly indistinguishable from human. The most current model I am aware of was only partly successful (Anna Nichole). Since the early days they have developed an under the radar approach to control... a head flip, a giggle, and a little cleavage, and men do any thing they want them to. No promises made, no commitment, just a Pavlovian (an argument can be made that a rogue element in the pre-movement society leaked the technique to him) response on the part of the socially conditioned men.
So while we make blond jokes, remember, they own our country.
Blonds
Lead
Our
National
Destiny
Riks 5 years ago

need to get me one of those..

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