Why it’s the Optimus Auxilery OLED keypad, but where are the beautiful programmable OLED keys? Apparently they aren’t done yet, but we can at least show you it’s hard candy shell, even if the creamy candy insides aren’t ready yet.
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The team behind the Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard, has another cool concept for another keyboard. It doesn’t have actual keys, which means no restrictions on their shape and size.
Any part of the keyboard is fully programmable and capable of displaying an image. It would also feature a typing mode and a video mode. Very awesome indeed. It really opens up the interface to all kinds of possibilities, literally putting everything at your fingertips.
As of today the Optimus Maximus keyboard is ready for pre-order, but remember that there are a limited amount and only 200 orders will be available for early December, and in fact it appears from the pre-order page that as of this afternoon those 200 are already spoken for.
There will be another 200 available at the end of December and 400 ready to ship in early January. So, there is still hope in getting one but you better hang on to your hat because the price tag to pre-order an Optimus Maximus keyboard is 43 990.00 Russian rubles which equates to about $1,564 on the pre-order website. The exact number of keys that the keyboard would have were in question, but they officially came out with a version that has a total of 113 keys. …
It’s getting closer and if you’ve been saving your pennies to purchase one of the few Optimus Maximus keyboards that will be made at the start of the product launch you only have two more days to go. On May 20 beginning at 3:00 PM Moscow time (that’s 7 AM to those on the east coast of the U.S.) Art Lebedev Studio will begin taking orders for its $1,536 OLED keyboard.
Only 200 of the Optimus Maximus keyboards will be made at the start of December, then another 200 more in late December and 400 more in January. It will be first come first served for the pre-orders. At the same time the company will release the full specs for their device.
A quick use of our pocket calculator tells us that if Lebedev sells out of its initial 200 unit order that …
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.