The Optimus Keyboard has finally gotten an exact price. We kinda’ figured it would be spendy and we were not surprised. $1564 will get you one of these customizable keyboards….but not until they’re ready….and if there are enough.
Along with the price announcement, the company has also listed a development schedule
showing that the first set of Optimus keyboards should be shipping around the end of November 2007. Tooling of the parts is expected to be completed by July, but then they have to wait for FCC approval. The plan is to have 200 of the keyboards ready by then end of November, 2007. 200 more are expected in December, and 400 additional by January, 2008.
The Art Lebedev website has started a countdown, and if you are interested in being on of the first few to get an Optimus Keyboard pre-orders will be taken for the Optimus Keyboard starting May 20th, 2007 at 3pm Moscow time.
The Optimus Keyboard is the product of the Russian Art Lebedev Studio and features OLED keys that allow the look and functionality to be changed dynamically. The keys can display text or a picture to identify their function through each of their own independent OLED screens.