Optimus

 
  • Microsoft Attempts To Patent The Optimus Keyboard

    Microsoft Attempts To Patent The Optimus Keyboard

    It seems that a year and a half ago, Microsoft applied for a patent for what appears to be a sort of hybrid between their own pressure-sensitive keyboard and the lovely but prohibitively expensive Optimus keyboard. The claims include "an adaptive-imaging engine to dynamically change a visual appearance of the key in accordance with rendering information received from the host computing… Read More

  • LG To The WSJ, "Our tablet will be better than the iPad."

    LG To The WSJ, "Our tablet will be better than the iPad."

    Oh boy. LG's Marketing VP made a mighty big claim in a recent Wall Street Journal article. I'll state it again if you somehow missed the headline: "our tablet will be better than the iPad." That's like Kia saying their upcoming sports car will be better than the Porsche 911. Or some Hollywood startup saying they're making the next Star Wars only better. A blanket statement like that just doesn't… Read More

  • First shots of Optimus Popularis keyboard emerge

    First shots of Optimus Popularis keyboard emerge

    We heard tell of the Optimus Popularis in May, but it had a completely different look. The new one, with its dedicated display bar and lack of number pad, is in my humble opinion a vastly superior design. The LED (not OLED) keys are, after all, totally customizable, and this saves a ton of money — that's 20 less displays they have to put on the keyboard. And they can pass the savings on to… Read More

  • Optimus Popularis will cost less than $1,000, remain irrelevant

    Optimus Popularis will cost less than $1,000, remain irrelevant

    I think of Art Lebedev’s odd creations the way I think of expensive, weird sex toys – maybe someone will buy one, but any way you slice it it’s not going to take off. Anyway, the Optimus Popularis keyboard uses little screens on each key, just like the old Optimus Maximus. However, instead of OLEDs it will use LEDs. The Popularis will sell for under $1,000 and should be mass… Read More

  • Oh look, a World of Warcraft Optimus keyboard theme

    Oh look, a World of Warcraft Optimus keyboard theme

    What good is that Optimus keyboard without World of Warcraft? None good, I say, which is why it brings me great joy to see this homebrew WoW layout. It was created by one of the blokes at an Optimus Keyboard message board—message boards are the new salons—and is primarily for Warlocks. Read More

  • Optimus Pultius: between Minimus and Maximus

    Optimus Pultius: between Minimus and Maximus

    This might be something I can use. I enjoyed the easily customizable softkeys on the Microsoft wireless keyboard I reviewed a month or so ago, and this is more powerful and less attached to a bulky keyboard with non-separated F-keys. I’m pretty sure it’ll still cost north of, oh let’s say $400, but I think this is more practical than the actual full-LCD keyboard. It’ll… Read More

  • Optimus Tactus: Yeah, I'm OK with my old keyboard, thanks

    Optimus Tactus: Yeah, I'm OK with my old keyboard, thanks

    Art Lebedev’s Optimus Keyboard, famous for having little OLED screens on each key and never actually, you know, being purchased by anyone, was the defining meme of the 2006-2007 blogging season. Everyone was all excited for the product and when it finally launched everyone was like “Huh” and kept tapping at their iPhones. Now AL is talking about the Tactus, a full-screen keyboard… Read More

  • First mock-up of new Optimus keyboard!

    First mock-up of new Optimus keyboard!

    That garish Optimus keyboard that annoyed people with its price and lack of functionality will be re-born as the Optimus Popularis. That up there is the first mock-up of the keyboard, which is supposed to be “well under” $1,000. I know, feed your family, or buy a keyboard? via Wired’s Gadget Lab Read More

  • Next version of Optimus keyboard revealed: Under $1K!

    Next version of Optimus keyboard revealed: Under $1K!

    Ladies and germs, the next version of the Optimus keyboard! Dubbed the Optimus Popularis, it’s currently set to retail for “well below” $1,000. That’s some deal, $1K for a keyboard. Why buy food or pay rent when you can have a cool LED keyboard? All the best stories come from random LiveJournals. Or something. Read More

  • ThinkGeek selling Optimus keyboard for $1,589.99

    ThinkGeek selling Optimus keyboard for $1,589.99

    That’s right: the Optimus keyboard is on ThinkGeek for 1,600 freaking dollars. 1,600 freaking dollars. Seriously. It’s a keyboard with OLEDs in it. Make a good flat touchscreen interface for data entry a la Star Trek and leave this bugger to the dustbin of technological overreach. (via BBG) Read More