Thursday, May 17, 2007

Optimus Maximus Keyboard

This keyboard looks awesome. 48x48 pixel OLED buttons allow for the user to change the keyboard layout.

Features from wikipedia:
* An aluminium body
* Extra-durable polymer plastic keys
* 48×48 pixel (for regular keys) screens, Truecolor mode
* OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen for keys
* USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity
* A separate ergonomic version
* 4-5 year lifetime
* A key-saver mode
* Support for animation on keys
* Ability to form a mosaic using a combination of key images
* OS independence
* An SDK for complete display customization
* Swappable Keys

Concept Keyboard
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus-concept/

Optimus Maximus Keyboard
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Project Blog
http://community.livejournal.com/optimus_project/

Drivers for the earlier version, the Optimus Mini Three, have been available in Linux, Mac, Windows, Java and .NET.

Currently a limited production keyboard, the Optimus Maximus comes at a price of $1564.37 US, this keyboard doesn't come cheap! I'll wait until they get it into mass production, and the price drops!

Limited pre-orders start on May 20, 2007 at 3pm Moscow Time, along with more details on this keyboard.

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