New M-Audio Firewire Keyboard

I can't seem to get excited about another new keyboard from M-Audio. This one has Firewire (I think it's the first ever firewire keyboard), an audio interface, and a stupid name - Ozonic. (About 18 months ago they released Ozone, which was a USB version of the same thing). It's probably a good product, and $600 will convert to a good street price. Best of all, it's got a joystick, which will come in very handy when that Virtual Synthi comes out. So why no excitement? Because it's really ugly, and it will be made of really cheap silver plastic, and I'd never want it in my house. Somehow the (similar spec) Novation X-Station, looks way better, although the Alesis Photon X25 is going a little bit too far. Please can we have more new keyboard kit that looks like this or this, please?

Couple of corrections here:

Ozone and Ozonic are NOT the same product. The Ozone has a different controller configuration, and even less I/O. Ozonic is a big jump forward in features and price.

BUT -- while I agree I'm all for the Alesis or the Novation -- BOTH those keyboards provide full-blown synths, which the M-Audio does not, and for not a lot more money. (The Alesis isn't available with audio, though the Novation is . . . and why do we need audio interfaces in ALL our keyboards anyway? It's like camera phones. Okay, not exactly like camera phones, but I don't mind lugging my 410 interface and a keyboard.)

Bottom line: Alesis and Novation have more interesting keyboards with synths, well worth a slight increase in price.

M-Audio = extreme yawn on this one. Sorry, guys.
Here's a look at how the Novation and M-Audio compare.

Personally, while I'd love to see cooler-looking stuff, I care what I can do with it!

And yeah, M-Audio = yawn. Novation looks great. I like some of the specs on the Alesis, but am I crazy to want more keys? (Please?)

Maybe finally their optical theremin thing sends MIDI?
I quite like the looks of my Photon X25, but there are many Windows XP driver problems that needs to be ironed out.

Might just be that I'm weak for the kind of bulky, old-school vibe it gives me. And btw. it doesn't light up like a christmas tree, as the pictures on the Alesis site indicates. It's actually quite discreete.
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