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T WORLD SHUT UP ABOUT OPTIMUS KEYBOARD


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T WORLD SHUT UP ABOUT OPTIMUS KEYBOARD


posted on 2005/08/19 10:30

 

Exception: you can start talking about it again if they actually release the bloody thing next year "for £200".


 

(For the meme-impaired, the Ananova link there describes this "breakthrough" keyboard, where each keycap is a display and hence changing the layout in software also changes what you see.)


 

However, I think that's about as likely as me being President of the World, given that low-res monochrome OLEDs cost $10 a pop and that keyboards have 100 keycaps. You do the sums.


 

Oh yes, note I said "monochrome" there, not "colour".


 

This rant's been brewing and brewing ever since the idiot gadget sites picked up on it in mid-July.


 

It was spurred into spooldom by jerakeen mentioning this Chinese URL, which merges the Optimus Photoshop mockups with "in progress" hardware from the iKeyInfinity keyboard.


 

In fact, the latter are quite uppity about it:


 

iKeyInfinity's keyboard is a real working prototype. The other — a graphic idea only designed by a different company.

 

Quite.


 

(I've just noticed that Chinese page has a Javascript resizer. How nasty.)



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