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Sam
July 21st, 2005, 08:28 PM
You should check this: Optimus Keyboard (http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/)


Every key of the Optimus keyboard is a stand-alone display showing exactly what it is controlling at this very moment.
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4216/keyb0011ut.jpg

Some answers (http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/answers/):
It’s in the initial stage of production.
We hope it will be released in 2006.
It will cost less than a good mobile phone.
It will be real.
It will be OS-independent (at least it’s going to be able to work in some default state with any OS).
It will support any language or layout.
Moscow is the capital of Russia.
Each key could be programmed to produce any sequence.
It will be an open-source keyboard, SDK will be available.
Some day it will be split (and made “ergonomic”).
It will most likely use the OLED technology (e-paper is sooo slow).
Our studio is located two blocks from the Kremlin.
It will feature a key-saver.
Keys could be animated when needed.
It has a numeric keypad because we love it.
There’s no snow in Moscow in summer.
It will be available worldwide (why not?)
OEM is possible (why not?)

The concept is amazing. I'm wondering if this kind of keyboard won't be the next "standard" !

TravisNewman
July 21st, 2005, 08:32 PM
Ahh, you're just a few days late :)

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49468

Please continue the discussion there, in order to keep things clear and simple. Thanks!