Optimus mini three keyboard available for preorder

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Spanky Deluxe, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Do any of you remember when the first OLED keyboard from Optimus was announced?
    Well they're now accepting pre-orders for their "Optimus mini three keyboard". Its basically a three button gadget where the buttons have an OLED display in them.

    Check it out: http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus-mini/
     
  2. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I like it but there is no way i would spend $100 on a keyboard that i cant type on. When they get the full product out and if it is not to expensive then i might try that one. BUt i will not spend that much for three buttons.
     
  3. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    The only drawback i see is the OLED lifetime, the website claims 5000 hours which will last me a bit more than a year considering my use. On the other hand OLED life keeps improving all the time and am sure that by summer they'll fix the issues with the blue elements - red and green supposedly have a lifetime of 20000 hours.

    Now if they just released the full keyboard with normal keys i would still buy it - i've always been looking something better to complement my G5.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    $100 for 3 buttons? Wow, a full size 124 key kb will be what? $4,133.33? Cool!
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Huh? Windows only?!? From the original website I would have thought they're Mac-heads. At least they tell us that others are coming soon... But wasn't this thing supposed to be OS-independent originally?

    Some other news:

    The price of the keyboard is $100 until April 2, 2006.
    After April 2, 2006 the price will be higher. :eek:

    Full-size Optimus keyboard is being developed. We are looking forward to laying our hands on a sample before year-end.
     

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