Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Art Lebedev shows finished Optimus Popularis design

updated 02:35 pm EDT, Tue June 29, 2010

Optimus Popularis to have status bar, ship in 2010

Art Lebedev Studio today took the wraps from the finished design of the Optimus Popularis. The new design is much more compact than the Maximus but adds an always-active status bar below the F-keys; in an example, it shows common info such as weather, stocks and new mail. As hinted at earlier, the Popularis brings more efficient key design that has the customizable displays occupy nearly the entire key surface even as the area itself is smaller.

The design scraps the traditional number pad, but a function key automatically changes keys on the right side to a traditional layout without needing to turn to software. Other details weren't mentioned, but it's likely to still use USB and support both Macs and Windows PCs like its predecessor.

Art Lebedev has moved up the launch and now hopes to have the Optimus Popularis on sale before the end of 2010. Pricing is only given a very wide below-$1,000 target, but pre-orders should start later in the year.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. MyRightEye

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2008

    +2

    Below...

    $1000...

    So is two iPads or 5 iPhones... Gimme a break!

  1. eddd

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Dec 2001

    0

    well

    It's the Latin name... costs more to do that sort of thing

Login Here

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

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News