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The Optimus Tactus Keyboard

Art. Lebedev Studio Optimus Tactus Keyboard

Just when people stopped drooling over the LED-key Optimus Maximus keyboard Art. Lebedev Studio hits us with yet another progressive keyboard, a concept (hopefully-soon-to-become-reality) dubbed Optimus Tactus.

This time they’ve removed the keys all together. This keyboard is just one, big touch-screen (a “one sensor display”) allowing you (and the software you use) to customize, resize and rearrange they keys however you want to, including showing videos. This way you could have it to show selected tool icons along with a color selector while running Photoshop, just media buttons while watching movies and so on.

Continue reading for more pictures:


Optimus Tactus in video mode:

Art. Lebedev Studio Optimus Tactus Keyboard

The concept:

Art. Lebedev Studio Optimus Tactus Keyboard

Side view with Maximus-style quick buttons:

Art. Lebedev Studio Optimus Tactus Keyboard

Art. Lebedev Studio: Optimus Tactus Keyboard

(Via Geekalerts)

Posted by TG December 31st 2007 | 5 comments » | Permalink

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  • Ivan Dixon

    Hi, where and how can I purchase such keyboard? Thanks…

  • J. Edward

    Not content at having one piece of vaporware, they decide that they need to go for two. Lebedev’s been showing concepts for how long now?

  • frodo

    Fail. Whatever the name “tactus” implies, the keyboard is flat, which means that you have no real sensation of your fingers gliding over keys for positioning. This will be an incredibly expensive toy, as far as I can tell, but anyone who uses a computer seriously won’t get much value out of it – maybe those who can’t touch type.

  • Kop

    LCARS, here I come!

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