Wednesday, July 23rd 2008

Art Lebdev Presents Optimus Pultius 15-key

Art Lebedev has presented a new member of the Optimus family, Optimus Pultius. This gadget like its older full-featured cousin the Optimus Maximus, uses 15 OLED embedded keys that make them fully-programmable. The Optimus Maximus did go on sale with a price tag as much as US $1900. The Pultius can be used with the Maximus for expansion of programmable keys or a side-kick to your existing keyboard. This product launches sometime end of 2008 thru early 2009.

Source: Live Journal
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27 Comments on Art Lebdev Presents Optimus Pultius 15-key

#1
Pings
1900 bucks! I wouldn't pay 19 dollars for that.
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
the maximus sold for $1900, the plutius should be cheaper.

its still overpriced and does very little.
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#3
Kenshai
It's very neat what you can do with it, but definitely not worth the price to the average joe or really anyone for that matter.
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
This version will still cost 500 bucks though.Stick it up your donkey.
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#5
From_Nowhere
$1900 for a keyboard :shadedshu ...
$500 for a number pad :shadedshu ...
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#6

maybe is just me. 1.900$? for a useless gadget? you get a car with that money...:mad:
#7
tkpenalty
In all honesty, are the "economical OLEDs" really that expensive to manufacture? I'd think the fact that its a unique product gives it an excuse to be so expensive.
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#8
flashstar
by: Gallatin
maybe is just me. 1.900$? for a useless gadget? you get a car with that money...:mad:
I wish that you could find a working car for $1,900. :laugh:
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
Dont get me wrong,if i was stinking rich i would buy one to show off,nothing more.Its just not really viable for the average joe to buy a 1900 dollar keyboard.
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#10
adrianx
only a retard pay 1900$ for 15 keys
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
This 15 key version is not 1900 dollars,the full keyboard is 1900 dollars.Who knows how much this 15 key version is going to cost.
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#12
Error 404
OLED displays can be made using a modified Inkjet printer; $1900 =/= Printer + Special Ink + Manufacture of keybaord parts.
It is a complete and utter rip-off, IMO.
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by: flashstar
I wish that you could find a working car for $1,900. :laugh:
of course you can. i bought a bmw E36 318 for 1.500 2 years a go still running smooth.
:ohwell: i just remember i count for euros... so is 2400 in $:o:o:o
#14
Sh00t1st
it's such a good thing that Art Lebedev thinks we need a product that doesn't last near as long as similar devices and comes in 10's of times more expensive , and that they KNOW we'll give a paycheck or two for it. LOL someone smack them. looks neat though
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#15
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
If I was stinking rich and retarded I would buy the keyboard and reprogram the keys to say things like boobs and stuff :D
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#16
WhiteLotus
erm - why such a high price tag? surely making it cheaper would get more and more people interested.
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#17
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: WhiteLotus
erm - why such a high price tag? surely making it cheaper would get more and more people interested.
Its probably because it is "artistic" and thus costs more like a la carte, less costs more.
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#18
pentastar111
These things are so sweet...Can't wait use them with my skull-trail, my 2000watt psu and my gold plated jewel incrusted case....:laugh:. Yea the tech is cool, but not $2000 worth of cool:slap:...Definitely for the ultra-rich schmuck who'll buy anything just because it's expensive...:nutkick:...And I thought I was being extravagant when I added the Enermax "Ceasar" to my Newegg wishlist...:D
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#19
NamesDontMatter
by: flashstar
I wish that you could find a working car for $1,900. :laugh:
We bought a 500$ 93 Civic DX this year. About 900 After registration fees. 150k on it, and it gets 45MPG. TAKE THAT PRIUS!

So what I can still buy another 1000 $ in keyboards now right? (none of them staitek after my experience with the shitty ass eclipse II)
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#20
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
The concept of these devices is very cool, but until the keyboard comes down to about the $200 range it's not going to sell in the mass market sector at all.

I am not sure why it is priced so high. Perhaps it is more expensive to make than people are assuming. Perhaps they are trying to recoup R&D costs. Who knows. But $1900 is way over the top.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: NamesDontMatter
We bought a 500$ 93 Civic DX this year. About 900 After registration fees. 150k on it, and it gets 45MPG. TAKE THAT PRIUS!

So what I can still buy another 1000 $ in keyboards now right? (none of them staitek after my experience with the shitty ass eclipse II)
what happened to your eclipse? mines been solid, although at first i had to take it apart and realign the rubber... thingo, inside.
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#22
Katanai
If the keys are good I could see some use in this. It would make a very good Midi controller for beat programming.
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#23
NamesDontMatter
by: Mussels
what happened to your eclipse? mines been solid, although at first i had to take it apart and realign the rubber... thingo, inside.


You must be thinking of somone else, thats my car. Mazda 626 1999 ES V6 MTX :D

Only 27 ish to the gallon though.
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
ahahaha i saw something similar to saitek and though of the keyboard. cant help it, geek. (my keyboard is a saitek eclipse II)

you cant blame me, this thread WAS about a keyboard :P
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#25
NamesDontMatter
OFF topic: Does yours have messed up keyboard too?

I sent back 2 keyboards already (this is my third) that I will send back. Certain keys stop registering unless pressed all the way down. I don't type heavy. I asked them to swap it out for the new cyborg, I've already paid for this keyboard twice through return shipping costs.
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