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Optimus keyboard

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http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/

Frequently Answered Answers about the Optimus keyboard
It's in initial stage of production
We hope it will be released in 2006
It will cost less than a good mobile phone
It will be real
It will be OS-independent (at least it can work in some default state with any OS)
It will support any language or layout
Moscow is the capital of Russia
Each key could be programmed to produce any sequence
It will be an open-source keyboard, SDK will be available
Some day it will be split ('ergonomic')
It will most likely use OLED technology (e-paper is sooo slow)
Our studio is located two blocks from the Kremlin
It will feature a key-saver
Keys will use animation when needed
It has numeric keypad because we love it
There's no snow in Moscow during Summer
It will be available worldwide (why not?)
OEM will be possible (why not?)
Contact us for hi-res images, or interview inquires




I usually don't like stuff like this, but this keyboard is pretty cool. OLED keys seems like a good idea, but the keys look uncomfortable.
 

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I thought it was a former leader of the Autobots struck down in a great battle.. but im also drunk... cool kb tho..
 

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junglizm said:
http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/







I usually don't like stuff like this, but this keyboard is pretty cool. OLED keys seems like a good idea, but the keys look uncomfortable.
Aren't you the guy who usually complains about "ricer" computers?

Because my machine is "ricer" ( :rolleyes: ), and even I think that OLED's would be of no use for me and would never be used except for humor.

i.e. A pair a boobs for launching my favorite porno site, a picture of Bush for launching "The Internets," and Sonic Porno for launching Kega Fusion, which I barely ever use anyway because I have an invention called CARTRIDGES which provide a much more fulfilling experience.

Besides, my current Logitech Interwebnetz Navigator keyboard has a million fucking hotkeys that piss me off anyway, and they could do the same functions with some Avery Labels and Microshaft Word.
 

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Immagine the screensaver you could have for it. I wonder if you could make it change while you keep the normal keyset.
 
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i don't know, i don't like it when people try to make "specialized" keyboards for gaming. it never works....

and why'd they use the symbols from quake...?
 

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It'll specialize for anything.

From key shortcuts in word processors or spreadsheets to shortcuts for games.
 

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Descent said:
Aren't you the guy who usually complains about "ricer" computers?

Because my machine is "ricer" ( :rolleyes: ), and even I think that OLED's would be of no use for me and would never be used except for humor.
This is actually useful, at least in my opinion. This has more practical use than neon case lights...

It is kind of gimmicky and ricey, but I would probably use it.
dull_bullet said:
i don't know, i don't like it when people try to make "specialized" keyboards for gaming. it never works....
This wouldn't be just for gaming, the keys would change depending on what you're doing. So in Photoshop, it would show shortcut and macro keys with their respective symbols, in Quake, for example, it would show the buttons functions.
and why'd they use the symbols from quake...?
They were showing off it's ability to change between applications.
 

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That's pretty cool if you ask me, hotkeys that show what they do.
 

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I like the keyboard, but it seems as though it would be very uncomfortable and unnatural to type on.
 

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teh anarchist said:
as much as a decent mobile phone ... so $200 for a keyboard.. I'll pass.
As much as a new video card or CPU, monitor, television, game system etc.

I'll pass too until the technology matures.