Art Lebedev's Optimus Maximus keyboard, which had individual screens on every key, was an extremely ambitious product that didn't quite justify its high cost. Can the followup Optimus Popularis do better?
The Optimus Popularis will, like its predecessor, have screens on every key. But unlike the Optimus Maximus, which had screens that didn't fill the keys, these keys have "as much screen real estate as possible". There's also a big, wide widget screen between the function keys and the number keys.
They're planning to ship at the end of this year or beginning of next for "less than $US1000", with preorders starting sometime later this year. [Art Lebedev]