View Full Version : Optimus Upravlator Announced

Oct 19, 2006, 10:33 PM


The Upravlator was mainly made for graphic design, but also features workspaces for video editing, 3D modeling, and sound engineering.
Expected to be for sale by the second half of 2007.

The main question though, will you designers use it?

Oct 19, 2006, 10:45 PM
It's nice and fancy, and I can see it being marginally useful. For example, the Japanese layout keyboard that I use has no tilda key nor a + in the usual postion making zoom in work in some apps but not in others.

But, overall...I don't see why you wouldn't just learn the keyboard shortcuts.

Oct 20, 2006, 11:06 AM
I could see myself using it in Photoshop, but its not really something anyone would need.

It's simply there just for the ease of using it, instead of memorizing certain keyboard shortcuts, it's all right there for you.

Oct 20, 2006, 10:10 PM
Am I being stupid? What is it?

Oct 21, 2006, 11:17 AM
Basically it's a 16 key keyboard. Each key can be pushed in five places; top, bottom, right, left, and middle. It can be used in multiple applications, see: http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus-upravlator/workstations/.

Oct 21, 2006, 08:11 PM
ah one step closer to the optimus 113... now the keyboad will be useful. this seems more like a neat toy.

Nov 2, 2006, 11:15 AM
Why not just have a full touchscreen LCD with the same layout?

I will definately use it..

if its free :)


it needs a Video output
well right now I have dual 21" CRT's
so i would need to buy another video card to run this thing