Olympus OLED keyboard

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  1. Omen88 macrumors regular

    Omen88

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    This is the future in my opinion. Imagine applications that can draw custom icons on the keyboard.

    The article is in Dutch, I couldn't find it anywhere in English, but you can look at the pictures :)
    http://www.tweakers.net/nieuws/38063

    It basicly says it's a Russian design and that they have a contract to mass produce it along with a patent request.

    The keys have an OLED display which can be changed dynamically. Notice the apple command key on the keyboard. So expect this to be designed for mac as well.

    Edit: I found some more: http://padlarv.nl/mirror/tweakers/optimuskeyboard/
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Interesting thought. Sort of new age keyboard overlays... I like it, but can already see some script kiddy hacking away to make his true pRon keyboard. :)
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    But why would you need to have specially labeled keys? When I type, I'm not hunting and pecking, I look at the screen.

    Its a cool gizmo, but its not that useful for me (and I'm sure others will think the same). Besides, I'd have to wonder if they could get the price low enough so that its the same price as a regular keyboard. That might be the clincher.

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  4. zelmo macrumors 603

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    See this other, older thread . first post has an English language link.
     
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