The Mist Is Clearing

Posted in Design, Technology
By Sam Bathe on 4 Sep 2007

The Art Lebedev Optimus Maximus keyboard is easily the most beautiful computer keyboard every created but after months, even years, of hype, CGI recreations and everything but the finished article, the Russian developers have finally got their head around the concept and are nearing a release. The Optimus Maximus has a mini-OLED display in each key allowing for personalised buttons within any program or game.

Pre-orders have officially rolling in for some time and now, with the keyboard in full production, the first full prototype is ready and working. And it looks gorgeous.

Keep tabs on the project at their blog: www.community.livejournal.com/optimus_project

Or muse over Art Lebedev’s many mysterious and boundary pushing creations: www.artlebedev.com

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