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#21 Power User Z

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:06 PM

This looks amazing

#22 Jatin

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:10 PM

This should be in the Hardware Discussion forum
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#23 ZingMan

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:06 AM

I don't look at keyboard at all so all the extra keys are of no use to me

#24 Aqua Structure

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 10:38 PM

I don't look at keyboard at all so all the extra keys are of no use to me

That is a good point. I also scarcely look at my keyboard while typing, due to the fact that I have the entire layout memorised. The only thing that could really come in handy would be if I were playing games and needed to learn the keyboard layout fast.

#25 SebNET

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 11:08 PM

Someone know date of realease this keyboard?

#26 Aqua Structure

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:26 PM

From Engadget:

Optimus keyboard trumped by the Display keyboard?
Artemy Lebedev might have some trouble selling his attention-grabbing Optimus keyboard here in the States — turns out some dude by the name of Elkin Acevedo beat him to the punch and received a patent for a “Display keyboard” way back in 1998. The patent abstract describes the Optimus almost exactly, too:

A display keyboard including a conventional keyboard having an upper edge, lower edge, and pair of side edges. A plurality of display keys are situated on the keyboard. Each display key has a liquid crystal display, light emitting diode display, or any future state of the art display invention situated thereon for depicting alphanumeric characters and indicia. Finally, for controlling the operation of the present invention, a conventional computer is connected to the keyboard and adapted to depict via the display keys characters and indicia relevant to the function of the key during a current software application. To prevent confusion and eliminate clutter, the display keys that are not relevant to the software are rendered blank. In essence, all of the keys of the display keyboard have display capabilities, but it is at the discretion of the manufacture which keys should be able to display.


Supposedly Elkin is trying to commercialize the Display keyboard, we’re trying to get in touch with him to find out how far along he might be with that.

#27 Areus

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:28 PM

From Engadget:

Optimus keyboard trumped by the Display keyboard?
Artemy Lebedev might have some trouble selling his attention-grabbing Optimus keyboard here in the States — turns out some dude by the name of Elkin Acevedo beat him to the punch and received a patent for a “Display keyboard” way back in 1998. The patent abstract describes the Optimus almost exactly, too:

A display keyboard including a conventional keyboard having an upper edge, lower edge, and pair of side edges. A plurality of display keys are situated on the keyboard. Each display key has a liquid crystal display, light emitting diode display, or any future state of the art display invention situated thereon for depicting alphanumeric characters and indicia. Finally, for controlling the operation of the present invention, a conventional computer is connected to the keyboard and adapted to depict via the display keys characters and indicia relevant to the function of the key during a current software application. To prevent confusion and eliminate clutter, the display keys that are not relevant to the software are rendered blank. In essence, all of the keys of the display keyboard have display capabilities, but it is at the discretion of the manufacture which keys should be able to display.


Supposedly Elkin is trying to commercialize the Display keyboard, we’re trying to get in touch with him to find out how far along he might be with that.

Very interesting. Good find.

#28 Integrated System

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:20 PM

Kool KeyBoard!

#29 Switchblade

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 04:35 AM

Looks ace! B)
Wonder how bright it is for gaming with the lights off ;)

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