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Art.Lebedev Optimus Mini Three Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The Art.Lebedev Optimus Mini Three sells for around $160 in the US and for 149€ at the German distributor getDigital.de right here. This seems to be quite high, but considering it being a designer object, coming from a well known design studio this price is to be expected and quite normal.
  • OLEDs are bright and look good
  • Serial to USB interface - great for programming
  • Very solid construction
  • Software is quite simple to understand
  • Device emits a slight high pitched sound
  • Made of plastic instead of aluminum
  • Software is still a little bit buggy
  • OLEDs limited to 3fps
  • Pricey
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The Art.Lebedev Optimus Mini Three is a great gadget which does offer a lot of functionality, but it does have a very high price for the functionality given. It may be better to buy some additional hardware to speed up the computer than this USB device. As this is not normal hardware, which can be compared to other similar pieces, I am a bit reluctant to give it a score. The high price certainly outweighs any gains that can be had from such a device.
The Optimus Mini Three is still a gadget which any computer enthusiast would gladly love to have. It is not run of the mill, but is well known and works as advertised. Anyone with the cash to spare this christmas? - this could be the perfect gift for some of your computer friends. Let it be said, that the idea behind this device is great and we are all looking forward to the Optimus Keyboard and the Upravlator. What does make this device special is the "Wow!" factor when showing it to friends.
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