Got a Spare $10,000? Here’s Your Keyboard: ADATA’s 24K Gold Designby Dr. Ian Cutress on January 10, 2020 4:00 PM EST
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RGB has been the main ‘feature’ of the gaming PC market of late, with all the fancy lights adding to the ‘bling’ of a standard machine. But what if that bling was actual bling, and we started moving into precious metals being used for the most random accessories? Well ADATA has you covered with its 24-carat gold keyboard design.
ADATA told us that they initially received the request from someone with enough money, and they designed their aluminium Summoner keyboard to have 24K gold plating. After building it, they built a few more: six to be exact. The retail price of the unit, we were told, is $10k. Unfortunately ADATA isn’t sampling this one to press.
The gold on the keyboard is a plating, rather than making it solid gold. However, behind the gold is aluminium, which makes it heavier than a standard keyboard. The unit was actually quite cold to type on, given that all the keys are metallic. The keyboard isn’t plated at the bottom, in case anyone was wondering.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, then give your ADATA rep a call.
I forgot to ask if it comes with a warranty.
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Valantar - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkI guess someone will soon learn that extremely soft metals make for very fragile surfaces. I'm guessing aluminum will start showing through with relatively light use.
jordanclock - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkYou think whoever buys this would actually use it?
JeffFlanagan - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkI don't think I could make any assessment as to what someone would do with this, because spending 10K on a super-gaudy keyboard is the work of a mind that is entirely alien to me.
Valantar - Saturday, January 11, 2020 - linkNo, they would probably give it to one of their children, who would likely spill Mountain Dew on it or some such. And then go ask mommy/daddy for a new one.
khanikun - Sunday, January 12, 2020 - linkMountain Dew? You mean a 100 year old bottle of red wine with gold flake in it or something.
pjcamp - Monday, January 13, 2020 - linkNah. We already know Trump can't type.
Shekels - Saturday, January 11, 2020 - linkNot necessarily, plating tends to be pretty durable including gold electroplating. There's a reason it's used on connectors everywhere. Doesn't oxidize and is quite abrasion resistant surprisingly. I have some gold plated XT90 lipo battery connectors and it requires like 30 pounds of force to remove them meaning there is a ton of pressure on the gold playing. The plating is perfectly intact. hell people have told plated watches that sit on their wrists for years and the plating doesn't come off. A plated component is far stronger than the actual material itself due to the way it's bonded to the metal, in this case aluminum.
GreyFox7 - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkIF I had a spare 10K I sure as hell wouldn't spend it on a gold plated keyboard. I can think of many better ways to blow 10K.
Hehe, if you have to ask if it come with a warranty your can't afford it. 😉
PEJUman - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkIf I have a spare 1M, I will spend 10K and gold plated keyboard. Right after I spent 300K on a car, and other interesting stuff one can get get with 300K car.
PrayForDeath - Friday, January 10, 2020 - linkWith a spare 1M, spending 300K on a car would be a mistake. The maintenance alone on such a car would be outrageous.
Better to invest that million in a house or index fund