The Finalmouse RGB LED is a glass keyboard with a PC inside
Computer accessories brand Finalmouse has announced a unique mechanical keyboard with detailed animated images that can be displayed from under the transparent glass keycaps. That’s right – you read that right.
While many keyboards may include moving RGB LED lights as a fun design, the Finalmouse Centerpiece keyboard features “interactive skins” generated by Unreal Engine 5. the 3D computer graphics game engine.
There is a screen at the bottom of the keyboard switches that projects the scenes of the skins for you to see. One skin features koi fish swimming around, and if you press a key, they swim out of sight. Others include ice crack, the eye of Sauron, a lion grazing, a galaxy, clouds, a spaceship exploding, and cherry blossoms, among many others.
Finalmouse has yet to share specification details about the display, such as exact size, brightness, resolution or refresh rate, according to Ars Technica.
The keyboard is also powered by its own CPU and GPU, so its system resources are separate from the devices it’s connected to, according to Finalmouse.
Artists are also expected to be able to submit skins on the company’s Steam app called The Freethinker Portal and even have the opportunity for monetization. Few details are known about the app, except that it will be available for people to download designs and that the Central Keyboard can store up to three designs and switch between them via a dedicated switch on the side of the peripheral. Especially, you don’t have to leave the animations on all the time. The keyboard also includes a brightness knob on its side that doubles as an on/off switch.
The glass material used on the Finalmouse Centerpiece keyboard is the Laminated DisplayCircuit Glass Stack, which goes over an aluminum chassis. Despite its material, Finalmouse said users shouldn’t have any issues with the keyboard’s durability.
The keyboard has also been described as having a unique tapping sound comparable to “gentle marble raindrops”, but this has yet to be manually tested to confirm. In terms of other mechanical switch specs, the keyboard is based on Gateron’s linear Black Ink switches, which have 4 millimeters of travel and actuate with 60 grams of force, according to Finalmouse.
The brand said it has plans to release an analog version of the Finalmouse Centerpiece keyboard with Hall effect sensors.
The peripheral will be available early next year for $350.