OCZ Sabre OLED Keyboard (Unofficial Codename: Optimus Budgetus) Priced …

The OCZ Sabre asked us to compromise, featuring a sharply limited number of display-integrated keys, so we asked it to do the same: dip below $200, or else. Today, ZipZoomFly is listing the Sabre at a reasonable $135.00. » 7/10/09 4:40am 7/10/09 4:40am

Optimus Aux Keypad Body Photographed, Doesn't Surprise Anyone

From the haze of renders, name changes » 11/05/08 6:15am 11/05/08 6:15am and emerges the best evidence that a real-life Art Lebedev Optimus Aux keypad is nigh. The sexy, CNCed body doesn't look to have deviated at all from the proposed design, and the guts shouldn't pose any challenges that haven't already been overcome in the . In other words, the…

Nikkai OLED Buttons Are Like Little Scraps of Optimus

For those who don't need a whole keyboard » 10/01/08 5:10am 10/01/08 5:10am full of OLED buttons, Nikkai is showing off standalone units at CEATEC. The buttons are bulkier than anything on an Art Lebedev product, and seem to have three input states: depressed, tilted left and tilted right (or up and down, depending on orientation) which makes makes…

Art Lebedev Design for the Rest of Us: Pixelated Mouse-Pointer Fridge…

When they're not designing $1,500 OLED keyboards » 9/29/08 9:20am 9/29/08 9:20am or hot , it's good to know the guys over at like to keep the common folk in mind, sometimes. The common folk who will like to pin up printouts of Gizmodo posts to their fridge with these pixel-art mouse-pointer magnets. They're about 2.5-inches tall and will run you $4 …

The First US Optimus Store Is a Kiosk in NY

Optimus' first offline retail location in the US has just been opened in New York, but unlike their gigantic Optimus Maximus keyboards, their meatspace location is tiny. Locals can run down to the RCS Computer Experience on 575 Madison Ave. and E 56th Street to try out an Optimus Maximus for themselves, or to check out … » 8/11/08 3:20pm 8/11/08 3:20pm

Optimus Maximus Keyboard Gets Coffee Bath, Apparently Survives

It was only a matter of time. This image popped up on an Optimus Live Journal group, showing the sad results of a clumsy morning with a steaming mug and a $1,600 Optimus Maximus keyboard, which is one place we didn't take our review-yet. Not much info on what happened or whether this was a planned test, but the poster… » 8/01/08 2:00pm 8/01/08 2:00pm

Ten Things You Need to Know About the Optimus Maximus Keyboard Hardware

Click to viewIt's been three months since we first got a true hands on with the Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard at CES, and we've had plenty of time to experience this innovative gadget by blogging with it full time over the course of three weeks. And by logging hours and hours with the keyboard—much like you would if… » 4/17/08 2:00pm 4/17/08 2:00pm

Next Gen Optimus Maximus Details: Sub-$800, One-Screen and Raised Keys

Apparently, when Jesus called Art.Lebedev's Optimus Tactus keyboard "Optimus Retardus" for its lack of physical keys, the design team listened. Or not. Either way, Lebedev's latest plan is to indeed make a visual keyboard with just one full-color screen as opposed to many tiny ones. But it will overlay physical… » 3/20/08 10:15am 3/20/08 10:15am

Art Lebedev Designing Wireless Optimus Mini 3 3.0


Art Lebedev and his Lebedevites are hard at work designing a follow-up to the Optimus Mini 3, a smaller, three-buttoned version of the Maximus keyboard we saw at CES. Here's what they're thinking: wireless, possibly Bluetooth, maybe AC-powered. People use this to control PowerPoint presentations (good idea, you can… » 3/10/08 8:57pm 3/10/08 8:57pm

Concept Optimus Maximus Laptop Has an OLED Keyboard Built In

This is pure speculation, but I can't help liking this laptop mockup with an Optimus-Maximus-style OLED keyboard. Sure, it'd be a $1000+ option that wouldn't do much substantive good in the long run, but hey, people are paying the same amount for SSDs, so you know this would sell. Heck, you could even combine the two… » 3/03/08 4:00pm 3/03/08 4:00pm

Optimus Maximus Keyboard on eBay Already

We got our hands-on with the Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard back at CES, but now you can get your own on eBay. What? Apparently some guy received one of the earlier shipments of the keyboard (the one with unfinished software support) and is now hocking it. It's unclear which model this one is (we think it's the $1500… » 1/29/08 2:55pm 1/29/08 2:55pm

Foxconn and United Keys Bring OLED Keyboards This Summer on the Cheap

The only complaint we have with the Optimus Maximus display-changing OLED keyboard is its price, which is why this news of United Keys and Foxconn teaming up to build their own keyboards is exciting. » 1/22/08 4:00pm 1/22/08 4:00pm