If you can't afford to type on a real golden keyboard, perhaps this hand-painted one is an alternative. The bronzed board is one of several painted computer keyboards from GeekStuff.
You could save the $214 and paint your own with nail polish or coat one in metallic spray paint. I think I'll stick with funky computer bags and laptop skins instead.
Implications - The customization industry is expanding rapidly as the drive towards individuality continues. The buyer's desire to own original, one-of-a-kind products that express their sense of self is continuously growing. As products like iPods and Blackberries have removed this sense of personal flavor that consumer's are longing for, the personalization market is therefore thriving to meet consumer needs.