Luxeed U5: Now Supporting Mac and Linux

May 1, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Peripherals

Remember the Luxeed Dynamic Pixel LED Keyboard? Turns out that totally playful yet useful peripheral—apparently available in the US only through ThinkGeek—has a newer cousin back in the home Korea. The Luxeed U5 adds support for Mac and Linux, meaning the utility that allows you to control the color for each individual key now works for both OSes, instead of being Windows-only.

luxeed_u5_color_keyboard

Technabob, who were apparently able to decipher the Korean on the product site, reported many other changes: reduction of the “ghosting” caused by the lighting LEDs, addition of a firmware update utility, and improved key responsiveness. That last promised change is good news, especially for gamers who can take full advantage of assigning different colors to individual keys (green for WSAD and red for toggle weapons, anyone?).

Luxeed is currently accepting U5 pre-orders on its (Korean) website, pricing the peripheral at only $77 (compare that to ThinkGeek’s price of $200 for the older version!)

(image screenshot of product page)

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