Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 27 December 2007 07:06

Optimus Keyboard still on track for December

Written by David Stellmack

Image

But software and firmware not ready until early February



The much anticipated and much delayed Optimus keyboard from Art.Lebedev is still on track to ship in February, according to recent information from the developers. While sources have indicated that due to issues with the Philips processor in this expensive OLED keyboard the keyboard would again be delayed are false, and the Optimus will ship on time in February.

According to the latest reports, the unit will ship with only the PC software to start with and the Mac software is still in development and is hopefully on track to be ready in late January. So, you will get delivery of the keyboard in December, but you may not be able to use it fully until the software and firmware development is completed in late January or early February. The product has gained much attention from the tiny OLED screens on the keys that are changeable using software with letters, numbers, symbols, or most importantly, graphics.

To be honest, the entire adventure of bringing the Optimus to market is becoming somewhat of a hand wringing soap opera, and it is hard to follow all of the twists and turns to keep the story straight. Nonetheless, the technology could be where the future of keyboards are headed, and once the price of the technology comes down it could revolutionize keyboard technology. We plan to visit Art.Lebedev and have a first hard look at the Optimus at CES; and hopefully, we can clear up some of the misinformation and give you a first hand report of our impressions of the Optimus keyboard.

Last modified on Thursday, 27 December 2007 11:01

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments