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