LogicKeyboard is now shipping three versions of a new custom keyboard specifically designed to take advantage of Aperture 1.5’s keyboard shortcuts.
This Danish company makes a variety of custom keyboards, including ones for Photoshop, but I’m anxious to get my fingers clicking on the Aperture keyboard as I continue to slide down the learning curve to master my workflow program. I don’t really see a down side to seeing the shortcuts to Aperture features on the keys themselves as a learning tool.
The company says: “Constant movements of the mouse to the menu bar in search for the desired function can be a real drag, slowing down the creative work process”.
I admit to forgetting my shortcuts if I’ve been away from my camera and computer for a few days. Maybe this keyboard will replace the Ginkgo Biloba supplements I should be taking.
They are selling different versions: a clean all-white version, one with a mix of white and gray keys, and a Keyset Kit if you want to save money and don’t mind replacing the keys that come with your compatible Apple keyboard.
LogicKeyboards are standard-issue Apple keyboards with the modified Aperture shortcut keys replacing the standard ones; and they come in USB or Bluetooth wireless models. Key-Set Kit is priced in USD plus shipping @ $59; $99 for the full keyboard USB version and $119 for the wireless Bluetooth Aperture keyboard. As soon as I get my hands on one, I’ll let you know if it helps!