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CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:00 pm

CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

The 2008 International CES is not disappointing this year and awesome products can be found at every booth! Art Lebedev is showing off their highly anticipated OLED Optimus Maximus keyboard. Read on to find out what all you can do with this keyboard and if this product will fit the bill. If you are ready to look at a $462.27 keyboard, then this article is for you.

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Art Lebedev is showing off their new soon-to-be-released Optimus Maximus Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) keyboard at the 2008 International CES. Legit Reviews first covered the Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard back in 2005, so if the name is familiar this is why. It has been a few years and this innovative keyboard is still yet to be fully released, but it is getting closer. Back in 2005 the keyboard was said to be right around $200, but it seems that is not the case today. The current pre-order price tag of the Optimus Maximus is $462.27...

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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby dgood » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:39 pm

This thing is sweet, but way expensive. A good selling point to me at least would be if this thing can handle say 6 simultaneous keystrokes. I didnt' read all the way through so if that was mentioned that'd be my fault. It is hella sweet though.
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby skier » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:43 pm

love the Half Life 2 button :shock:
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby Illuminati » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:11 pm

dgood wrote:This thing is sweet, but way expensive. A good selling point to me at least would be if this thing can handle say 6 simultaneous keystrokes. I didnt' read all the way through so if that was mentioned that'd be my fault. It is hella sweet though.

I'm curious as to the need for four simultaneous keystrokes... Let me know what the importance of that is and it could be possible to get this answered still.
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby dicecca112 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:16 pm

video games maybe? Maybe some key combo does something, like Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Z?
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby skier » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:58 pm

how would you even press 6 keys at the same time?? :| do you have six fingers on one hand?
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby w00fd06 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:35 pm

Looks amazing, especially the CPU monitor, very nice touch :) .

maybe they'll come out with an updated version of this where the entire key is a screen, instead of just the small, square screen, just imagine what you could do with the spacebar
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby Illuminati » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:35 pm

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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:04 am

w00fd06 wrote:maybe they'll come out with an updated version of this where the entire key is a screen, instead of just the small, square screen, just imagine what you could do with the spacebar

The original prototype/mockup's were like that, they must have decided that it was far too expensive as they have cut back on the screensize on the latest versions.

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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby dgood » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:50 pm

I guess 5 would be preferable, but yes it is about video gaming. a lot of times playing fps games I'll find my self pressing Q,W, Shift, C, and the need to press either V or G or something while i'm holding those other buttons down. my keyboard will not do this as it is a normal Microsoft desktop keyboard. It beeps if you press that many at once and won't recognize half the keystrokes. 6 I said as a failsafe as if occasionally your finger pushes two down (one probably with no binding) then you can still get the five keystrokes to register. Does that make more sense as to why I asked? Most gaming keyboards do support more keystrokes though.
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby DX » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:07 pm

That keyboard better have a good warranty and basically last till the second coming of Christ.
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Re: CES 2008: Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard

Postby maj0r_pawnage » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:45 pm

i think the novetly of having a led or whatever keyboard will die off fairly quickly when the $500.00 credit card bill comes at the start of the month
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