Optimus Keyboard

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Aprox, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I was cruising around THG when I came across this lovely piece of info:

    http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/01/10/optimus_annoucement_feb1/

    I wasn't quite sure when I first read about this keyboard a while back if it was really going to happen, looks like its going to be a reality soon enough. I am looking forward to what this keyboard is capable of, its a cool idea that's for sure.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Wanted one of these since I first saw the mock-up design. Just hope it doesn't cost a small fortune :D
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    from what they said, it may cost around the price of your high-tech-ish cell phone (~$250+) hope it's not THAT high..... $150 i MIGHT be able to deal with..... $100 would be just too good to be true.....
     
  4. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Yeah, unfortunately I think it might be closer to $300. I will need to be convinced its really worth it if it really is this high. From what I have read thus far though, it might be a very versatile piece of hardware that will change our lives :p

    We will see soon enough!
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    why? I really find it hard to see this as anything more than a gadget.... If one wants to have display elsewhere I can think of better ideas than this for that money..

    The concept would be cool though if it applied to EVERY key so that when you change language your keboard shows everything as it is correctly. But I do not believe from what I breifly scanned that this si what that keyboard does and this application would basically need OS codepage level support - which I do not believe exists....
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ehm... it does change every key. That's the whole idea of the board. You put caps lock on, your keys turn to caps, your open photoshop, it shows all your shortcuts etc.
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Hmm if it is released on Feb 1 I should get a free one, it's my birthday dammit! :)

    You guys can start a Admiral Michael's birthday gift fund to buy it for me :D