On first impression the Das Keyboard is just a plain novelty gift for your friendly geek. But it does have its practical uses. Its designed for the extremely fast typists by using highly responsive gold plated switches. The reason behind the blank keyboard is that, like a piano, your brain will quickly memorise the key positions and within weeks, your typing speed is supposed to be increased up to 100% faster.
When you think about it, if you do use a computer on a daily basis in work and at home…chances are you rarely look at the keyboard anyway. Just imagine the looks you would get in your office if you used one of these things.