Saturday, November 24th 2007

Optimus OLED Keyboard Box Design and Pre-order Date Unveiled

Art. Lebedev Studio has announced an official shipment date for its Optimus Maximus OLED-based keyboard, and an official box design has surfaced after just one model appeared on display at the Wired Store in SoHo, New York. Readers not familiar with the project must know that every key of the Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard is a stand-alone 65k colors display showing the function it is currently associated with. Optimus is equally good for any keyboard layouts—Cyrillic, Ancient Greek, Georgian, Arabic, Quenya, hiragana—and so on to infinity: notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, math functions, images etc. It will cost approximately $1600 when it is officially released. The keyboard will ship with a 512MB flash card for storing key sets, which can be swapped or carried around to other Optimus keyboards. Pre-orders for the luxury keyboard will allegedly begin on December 12th.

Source: Electronista
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13 Comments on Optimus OLED Keyboard Box Design and Pre-order Date Unveiled

#1
Aeon19
$1600 ?

uhm....not bad
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#2
panchoman
Sold my stars!
cool, but who would pay $1.6k for that?
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#3
WhiteLotus
i would love one - but thats way to high!
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#4
jocksteeluk
That is a nice piece of kit but for that amount of cash you could buy a top quality keyboard in every pc language possible and still have change.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
abhorrently over priced. I think the biggest price influx here is the OLED technology. Honestly, Its a niche market for rich boys who want big toys.
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#6
Aeon19
you right...i guess we will see a Fatal1ty version of that toy :D
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#7
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Who's buying me one for Xmas?
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#8
OnBoard
(pst. competition price for techpowerup ;))
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#9
Completely Bonkers
Its a cool idea... but prices need to get down to $200-300. Otherwise, they wont sell more than 1000 pieces, and they'll go bust pretty quick.

A tablet PC with a touch screen and a picture of a keyboard would be cheaper... and that includes CPU, HDD, etc.
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#10
OnBoard
by: Completely Bonkers
Its a cool idea... but prices need to get down to $200-300. Otherwise, they wont sell more than 1000 pieces, and they'll go bust pretty quick.

A tablet PC with a touch screen and a picture of a keyboard would be cheaper... and that includes CPU, HDD, etc.
It can't go down, as just the OLEDs already cost something like 1200$ for it. When they come down, Optimus will go down as well.
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#11
JoJoe
And I remember how they had originally said it would be about the cost of a decent cell phone... more like the cost of 5 decent cell phones...

Has taken them too long to get this thing out the door(if it actually makes it this time) and the price is substantialy more than what was expected and what is even remotely affordable for most.

I can only hope that one magically appears on my doorstep.
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#12
effmaster
by: JoJoe
And I remember how they had originally said it would be about the cost of a decent cell phone... more like the cost of 5 decent cell phones...

Has taken them too long to get this thing out the door(if it actually makes it this time) and the price is substantialy more than what was expected and what is even remotely affordable for most.

I can only hope that one magically appears on my doorstep.
Exactly they have delayed this for well over 2 years now and whos to thibk that it won't get delayed again because after all thats the reason why it was delayed for so long was the cost of making it. And of course there wont be very many sales of it they have already previously stated that they only plan to manufacture a limited amount of them
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#13
wazzledoozle
Bleeding-edge tech is always super expensive at first. In a few years these will ship with every Dell as a 'premium' keyboard probably.
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