Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Art Lebedev ships first Maximus OLED keyboards

updated 04:20 pm EST, Thu February 21, 2008

Optimus Maximus Ships

Art Lebedev Studio today announced that it had at last begun shipping the Optimus Maximus. The anticipated keyboard builds OLED displays into the keys that can change depending on the context; Photoshop can replace normal letter keys with editing icons, for example. Also unique to the Maximus are ten keys designed just the Optimus' features and the ability to create custom profiles that can in turn be traded through removable SD cards. The controlling Mac OS X and Windows software, Optimus Configurator, also ships today.

The USB 2.0 keyboard currently sells for $462 and is shipping first to customers who began pre-ordering the keyboard last year; users who ordered a stripped-down version with passive keys will have to wait a month due to quality issues, the company says.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. Guest

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 1999

    0

    Holy Cow!

    That is like spending 400 dollars on a pair of tennis shoes. That price is a bit steep. Nice yes, but still expensive!

  1. OtisWild

    Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 2005

    0

    $400? you WISH...

    ... The $400ish keyboard has _one_ OLED key: the space bar.

    You want a keyboard with all the buttons with OLEDs? Try $1500!!!!!!!

    I think I'll wait for Logitech or MS..

  1. Constable Odo

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2007

    0

    As long as I can buy...

    one key at a time, it's doable. Might take a few years, but it's definitely doable.

  1. Guest

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 1999

    0

    um, cost is wrong

    The Optimus is $1500, not $500.

    And I don't know why they are shrinking the entire keyboard when all the 'programmable' keys are just going to be along the top. Having a full-size, normal keyboard isn't a significant expense for a just under $1000 keyboard and it's not like this is for portable use.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News