updated 11:35 pm EDT, Mon July 21, 2008
Optimus Pultius keypad
Art Lebedev Studios on Tuesday unveiled a new addition to its custom-faced keyboards, the Optimus Pultius, offering users 15 user-programmable, LCD-laden keys to sit beside their keyboard. The Optimus products have made waves in the industry due to their customizable LCD screens, making them ideal for Final Cut Studio or gamers who require quick access to hotkey functions. Lebadev did not mention pricing, but noted it would see release late this year or early next.
The Pultius operates in a similar way to the full-sized Maximus keyboard, with the same sized keys, as well as one pass-through USB port.