Logitech, is there any chance of the company building a completely addressable keyboard?


I like being able to use presets with the macro keys; I would like to be able to do this with the whole keyboard


This keyboard is not for the normal user, this is designed for the hyper users, über users & stylised users

This is not for typical gamers


I use a Logitech G19S, but it does not play so well with OS X & Logitech still have not brought out the OS X version, despite telling me it was coming.

I use it mostly on my Dell XPS 15 gaming laptop.

I have used it on my MacBook Pro with mixed results. One issue is not enough keys in the bottom left to run as a full OS X keyboard.


Specifications


88 key & 105 key base options.

105 key base will be extended with extra keys, again fully addressable & programmable with LUA.

105 keys + 12 keys
105 keys + 16 keys
105 keys + 24 keys
105 keys + 32 keys

Each of the above will need slightly different chassis, which is a shame for manufacturing, but this is a premium product

Micro OLED displays in the keycaps & a complete range of fully customisable silencers or buffers.

The keyboard will need its own power.

Power & USB should join into one double joined cable into the keyboard to minimise jumbling of cables on the desk.

USB 3.1 Type C would be a good way to go as the mainstream adoption of Type C is coming in 2016.

To add to the USB 3.1 Type C use, I would like to see a four-port USB 3.1 Type-C hub in the top of the keyboard - one with the outline in black with mouse written above it & a gaming mouse logo.


OS X Versions

Version One

Take the above keyboard ideas & completely redesign it to suit the Apple products & keyboard style

All of the function keys, such as display brightness, spotlight search, mission control, launchpad, backwards rewind, play/pause, forwards wind, mute, decrease volume, increase volume & eject need to be kept.

Apple Magic Keyboard 2 will be the inspiration for the smaller keyboard.

It will come in two forms, one with Thunderbolt 3 & another with Bluetooth 4.2.

All of the keys, including the function keys, will be fully programmable.

There will be a function key (fn) in the bottom left & bottom right of the keyboard. This function key will be usable on every key, as will the command key, control key & shift key. There will be full support for LUA scripts for each and every key mapping.

Swift will be supported by the keyboard & Swift applications or scripts can be launched from the keyboard.

80 keys Thunderbolt 3
80 keys Bluetooth 4.2
80 keys + 14 keys Thunderbolt 3
80 keys + 14 keys Bluetooth 4.2
80 keys + 20 keys Thunderbolt 3
80 keys + 20 keys Bluetooth 4.2
80 keys + 24 keys Thunderbolt 3
80 keys + 24 keys Bluetooth 4.2
80 keys + 26 keys Thunderbolt 3
80 keys + 26 keys Bluetooth 4.2


Version Two

This is the larger keyboard, taking inspiration from the Apple Keyboard (wired) & the Apple Magic Keyboard 2

All of the function keys, such as display brightness, spotlight search, mission control, launchpad, backwards rewind, play/pause, forwards wind, mute, decrease volume, increase volume & eject need to be kept.

There will be a function key (fn) in the bottom left & bottom right of the keyboard. This function key will be usable on every key, as will the command key, control key & shift key. There will be full support for LUA scripts for each and every key mapping.

Swift will be supported by the keyboard & Swift applications or scripts can be launched from the keyboard.

112 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 6 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 6 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 12 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 12 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 21 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 21 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 27 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 27 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 33 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 33 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 48 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 48 keys Bluetooth 4.2
112 keys + 54 keys Thunderbolt 3
112 keys + 54 keys Bluetooth 4.2


None of these keyboards are standard

Each & every single keyboard listed above is a specialist piece of equipment

It is not a normal keyboard, as such it will be rather expensive

I would like to trial a keyboard with the support for 112 keys + 54 keys on Thunderbolt 3 for my Mac Pro(s)

I would like to trial a 105 + 32 for the Windows computers about the home

I would like to design a custom keyboard for Linux, but there is little point as you can map almost any keyboard on Linux