updated 09:35 am EST, Tue November 18, 2008
Optimus AUX Prototype
Art Lebedev Studio's namesake founder today noted that the company's Optimus AUX keyboard has been turned into a final prototype that hints at the production model. The 15-key OLED pad will use an anodized aluminum case and should have the same key style as the full-size Optimus Maximus. The AUX is a balance between the Maximus and the basic Mini-Three and is meant for content editors or frequent users who need a significant amount of visually customizable keys for specific tasks.
Lebedev also gives an estimated price for the AUX and says it should ship for about $650 US when released, or less than half the price of the Maximus. The peripheral hasn't been given a specific release date but should be ready within the next few months.