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lduguay
01-23-08, 03:47 PM
113 OLED displays, one for every key.

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Sorry if this is a repost.

CaptNKILL
01-23-08, 06:09 PM
This is probably the 50th time this has been posted in the past 5 years.

First time I've actually seen a price on it though. $462 is insane for a keyboard but I'm a little surprised that they aren't charging over a thousand for this thing.

EDIT: LOL

It has a separate DC power input now??

FAIL.

:p

XDanger
01-23-08, 06:42 PM
why would you want to look at your keys anyway? Thats what the monitor is for.

npras42
01-23-08, 06:59 PM
I think the design looks much prettier than the concepts from a few years back AFAI remember.

Still I can't see myself going for something like this unless it becomes a standard on all keyboards. I just don't see the big advantage.

LORD-eX-Bu
01-23-08, 07:01 PM
uh, not all of the keys are OLED for that price... you have to buy the keys seperately.

lightman
01-24-08, 04:20 AM
uh, not all of the keys are OLED for that price... you have to buy the keys seperately.

Nowhere on the new product page they state such a thing. In fact, they explicitly say "Each of the 113 displays: technology OLED"...

It looks like they finally got some cheap (that is, cheap compared to the old prices) OLEDs to use...

Harnagel
01-24-08, 12:08 PM
it only comes with the spacebar it looks like, others have to be purchased seperately. I think it's around $1500 for a fully loaded keyboard.

http://store.artlebedev.com/computer_add-ons/optimus/

CaptNKILL
01-24-08, 12:12 PM
Nowhere on the new product page they state such a thing. In fact, they explicitly say "Each of the 113 displays: technology OLED"...

It looks like they finally got some cheap (that is, cheap compared to the old prices) OLEDs to use...
If you click preorder it says exactly what LORD said.

The thing costs over $1500 if you want all OLED keys. :rofl

Bman212121
01-24-08, 12:15 PM
I actually saw a mini OLED keyboard at performance-pcs.com

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=233&products_id=20748

It's only has 3 buttons on it and costs $130. It would be a great for looks but that's about it.

CaptNKILL
01-24-08, 12:20 PM
I actually saw a mini OLED keyboard at performance-pcs.com

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=233&products_id=20748

It's only has 3 buttons on it and costs $130. It would be a great for looks but that's about it.
Yeah that was the first nail in the Optimus Maximus' coffin. They released something with 3 buttons and charged well over what most people would spend on a full keyboard... how could they possibly make their keyboard worth buying?

This is one technology that is going to take a long time to reach the masses, if it ever does.

lightman
01-24-08, 01:13 PM
If you click preorder it says exactly what LORD said.

The thing costs over $1500 if you want all OLED keys. :rofl

My fault, I didn't think of looking at the other pages, mainly because it states what I reported on the dman product page. Misleading advertising anyone ?

Bah.

/me pats his nice and sleek Apple Slim Keyboard (no, not on a mac ;))