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    Das Keyboard 5Q blasts past Kickstarter funding target

    The Das Keyboard 5Q is a claimed to be the world's first cloud-connected keyboard.
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    Re: Das Keyboard 5Q blasts past Kickstarter funding target

    The lighting alert feature seems somewhat of a solution in search of a problem. Perhaps with enough community support there'll be a compelling use case that won't take fiddling to get working, but I'm not convinced.

    Otherwise, it looks like a well designed keyboard; it's not for me though, having just upgraded to a new premium mechanical keyboard.

    Note to editor: the last link has a mistake in the target URL; the first link is OK though.

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    Re: Das Keyboard 5Q blasts past Kickstarter funding target

    Is nobody else concerned about a 'cloud connected' keyboard... when we've all been up in arms over Windows 10 and it's 'tracking'.

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    Re: Das Keyboard 5Q blasts past Kickstarter funding target

    Yea it's certainly not something I'd buy, it's just a shame I'm not going to be able to buy a copy of Windows without the 'tracking' like i can with a keyboard.

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    Re: Das Keyboard 5Q blasts past Kickstarter funding target

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Is nobody else concerned about a 'cloud connected' keyboard... when we've all been up in arms over Windows 10 and it's 'tracking'.
    I'm normally one to avoid excessive paranoia (for example I'm quite happily using Windows 10), but I had the exact same thought. How can they possibly ensure the security of something that's constantly logging your keystrokes?!
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    Re: Das Keyboard 5Q blasts past Kickstarter funding target

    Yeah, i'd rather not have every single keypress uploaded to, well, anywhere.

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