Art. Lebedev Studio (the ones behind the USD$2400 Optimus Maximus keyboard) presented a working prototype of their upcoming Optimus Popularis keyboard. This one has 20 less displays than the Maximus, and besides lacking a numeric keypad it uses 64×64 LED displays instead of OLED on the keys to reduce the price tag. The goal is for it to cost “less than $1000” and it’s supposed to be available for preorder later this year and hit the stores early 2011.
(via crunchgear, technabob)
Russian Art. Lebedev Studio (you know, the company behind the Optimus Maximus and Optimus Tactus keyboards, speakers shaped as speaker icons and so on) returns with another impressive concept; the Navigarius GPS Device. It doesn’t promise features not available in other windshield mounted GPS devices, but it is round and that’s enough for me, I want it.
As far as I can tell there’s no word on when (or even if) this thing will go into production, but let’s hope it does soon.
Link: Art. Lebedev: Navigarius Product Page (Russian)
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.
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I’m just getting ready to head off to my folk’s place to celebrate Christmas and I couldn’t find a more suiting product to write about than another Art. Lebedev Studio creation; SHAR-404. A set of six hand-painted glass camouflage balls for the X-mas tree. That’s subtle tree decoration if any.
Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone!
ArtLebedev.com: SHAR-404 Camo Balls ($24.86)
Here’s the Dosugus Cushion by Art. Lebedev Studio (the company behind the Optimus Maximus OLED key keyboard and the speakers shaped as speaker icons).
This black, soft cushion sports a white and highly nostalgic embroidery (the output from a “dir /w” on the “MY_DREAMS” hard drive to be exact).
ArtLebedev.com: Dosugus Cushion ($28.40, about €22.83)