Geistmaschine ASP Series Keyboards Are Ambitiously Elegant
Berlin-based Geistmachine harbors notably higher aspirations and attention to detail within a realm already notorious for meticulous specs and unique customizations – an effort imagined to elevate the humble keyboard into something reaching personal expression. The Geistmachine ASP series may be the most beautiful – or at least, the most elegant – keyboard line available today, outfitted with maniacally precise fit and finish, a magnetic modular customization system, and even packaging befitting of a luxury good.
Geistmachine’s monolithic minimalist slab design centers around a modular ferritic stainless steel band construction that wraps around the entire keyboard. The bands are there to both organize/divide sections of keys and numerical input, while also permitting users to magnetically attach a myriad of accessories.
The keyboard’s flat cuboid profile can be lifted with a 6.5-degrees stand to improve ergonomics or it can be removed for typing across a flat configuration. With the stand in place a Flat-Weight can be attached magnetically to the stainless bands and align itself with the U-Stand to improve acoustics and increase the perceived weight/heft with every keystroke.
Another detail worth noting – especially for southpaw typists – is the position of the numerical keys. Situated to the left side of the keyboard, this permits more accessible numerical input while also easing access to the right for mouse movements. There’s also the option to add an audio knob, a detail that pairs particularly nicely with the sum of its mechanical-machined aesthetic.
Embellished with touches of polished steel, copper, or rose gold Geistmachine positions their pricey peripherals specifically for spaces where an aesthete’s eye for detail requires something special, including design and architecture studios, ateliers, and other hospitality environments.
Geistmachine is launching with four different editions, each embellished with distinct choices in materials and surface finishes, with options to further customize.
All four keyboards are currently on pre-sale at geistmaschine.io through July 6th.