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Optimus keyboard coming soon

I read about this ages ago but it looks like they might actually make it. The difference with the Optimus keyboard is that the keys have OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) on top, which means you can change what is displayed on each key.

Optimus_Keyboard

According to the site it should go on sell this year and cost no more than a good mobile phone… hmmm that’s a bit open to debate though. Mobile phones on a new contract with Orange, Vodafone or O2 are free… so, heh, I can dream can’t I?

Optimus_quake

Anyhoo, other than the obvious advantage of customising the keyboard depending on what you’re doing (like for Quake, shown above, or Photoshop), you could have all sorts of fun with it. It could be linked into the music visualisation plugins you have in Media Player, Winamp etc, and have it display whacky graphics and patterns across them.

The thing I’m really interested in though is the feel of it. A keyboard can look great but if the feel of the keys isn’t right, it’s not worth using. Hopefully it’ll be out soon. I’ll be keeping an eye on the blog to see what progress there is.

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