Kirameki Pure Gold Keyboard: Luxury or Decadence?
Posted on November 5, 2009
If King Midas were (or ever had been) among the living, no doubt he would have yearned to own the Kirameki Pure Gold Keyboard to cherish among his many other gilded possessions. He might have been equally annoyed at the fact that pure gold is not really the case here, but rather pure gold leaf.
For those super rich geeks out there who are looking for new and different ways to spend (waste?) their money, this keyboard is the ultimate high, as it is as durable as it is beautiful.
There are those who might say that this special keyboard coated with 100% pure gold leaf from Japan’s Wazakura Studios should be the ultimate something, as it costs anywhere between $315-$360. (Could it have anything at all to do with the market fluctuations of gold (leaf)?
This glittering accessory reflects the artistry and delicate craftsmanship of the gold-leaf tradition in Japan, which dates as far back as 800 AD. The fully functional 86-key keyboard (available only in Japanese) has an adjustable base, two USB ports, plus left, right and center options for the connector cable.
Truly the perfect gift for that difficult-to-shop-for geek who has everything else under the sun, this keyboard might find a comfortable spot seated regally next to a diamond-studded cell phone, answering or fax machine and/or pen and pencil set.
Why not gold leaf the entire work surface (and the walls) while you are at it? (That is sure to impress the neighbors and would-be home invaders).
The perfect way to flaunt your available cash in the faces of other, less fortunate computer geeks, this is, by all accounts, a great looking keyboard, but then, again, it should be, n’est ce pas?
What do YOU think about this?