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    The best keyboard you've ever laid eyes on

    I kid you not with the title. This is a gob-smackingly awesome keyboard developed by Art. Lebedev Studio. Each key of the keyboard is a display which can change to represent the function that the key performs. Yes, that's lots of little screens under your fingers, changing depending on what you're doing.

    Here's a picture of this new "Optimus keyboard":



    These are the customisable keys to the left of the keyboard, but the entire thing features these tiny displays, meaning the characters can change depending on case, language, or program used. The company behind the Optimus keyboard gives a few examples, including displaying Photoshop shortcuts and Quake key mappings.

    The company website is being hammered at the time of writing, but I've managed to create a Coral Cache of the page in the hope of speeding up access a little.

    If I might put forward one final thought: WOW!

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    holy...

    i want one.

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    Holy sweet momma of baby elephants!

    I want one.

    Gonna cost over £150 probs, but well worth it
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    thats pretty sexy
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    I want one

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    I'm getting one.. Hopefully they will price it under £100!

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    We all want one, but I bet there's only that one working and in existence right now.
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    as long as there's a proper Linux API for all the shishy features...

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    as long as there's a proper Linux API for all the shishy features...
    If not, its gonna be hacked withinb a few days.
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    Just imagine though, if you had a dead pixel on one of the buttons...all you would have to do is replace the button!

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    Been reading up on this.

    People have been saying that because small LCDS are relatively cheap to produce, effective off cuts from faulty LCDs.

    The keyboard shouldn't cost tooo much.
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    Someone is going to make a lot of money.

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    That has to be the coolest gadget of 2005. I can see that within 5 years every program you start has its own set of keyboard functions WITH display, which automatically switch, or something along those lines

    That is trully an awsome prospect.
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    According to that site release date is today.

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    Any ideas where you could buy one?


    Btw, is that the coolest damn Microwave or what!?!?!? LINK
    New Sig on the Way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcelsion
    Any ideas where you could buy one?
    Pay the designers a lot of money... it's a concept design.
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