Over the years, I’ve slow come to grips with the fact that—to the disappointment of my parents—I will never be a world-class pianist. I took lessons for five years when I was younger, but I detested practicing. And though I got back into playing a year or two ago, my keyboard is currently gathering a fair amount of dust.
That doesn’t stop me from coveting this sweet
Casio PX 800, though. It’s got the full 88 key complement, and they appear to be weighted, better simulating playing an actual piano. The sustain pedal is integrated as well, meaning you don’t have to shell out for it separately. For the technophile in you, the PX 800 has a USB port and an SD card reader. You can use either of those methods to copy music and song data to the piano as accompaniment, or you can store your own performances on the SD card. No word on whether or not they allow MIDI interface over the USB connection.
The PX 800 being released in Japan on November 17th for about $1075. No news on a US drop as of yet, but we’ll keep an eye out.