Glowing Keys Are Cool

OHMYGOSH. The Optimus Keyboard, with an OLED display under each key, has a launch date. Supposedly 1st February. The price? Only your first-born child.

You can customise the keyboard so that each key displays exactly what it does. So if you play games, you can make the keyboard display game functions, for example, they have mapped the Quake controls to the keyboard. And it looks really cool. They are vague about it, saying that it would cost about the same as a “good mobile phone” which, I would guess is over $200, at least.

I have to settle for my Saitek Eclipse keyboard, which is very nice, but not nearly as cool as the Optimus. Priced quite a bit less.

[Via Gizmodo]

  2 comments for “Glowing Keys Are Cool

  1. 10 January 2006 at 15:24

    Man I’m so out of touch. My keyboard is just a plain old keyboard. :( That Optimus looks pretty cool but I wonder how sturdy it is in real life… Will it break the first time the cat decides he must lay on it because the cat bed just isn’t good enough!?

  2. 13 January 2006 at 23:45

    I will have to get me one of those!
    I too have the Saitek but I find the contour part to be cheap as it likes to disconnect from the rest of the board. Although the back light matches the lights in my rig!

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