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post #11 of 21
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Is that the keyboard in question?
 
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post #12 of 21
Yup thats the one. Can't see paying over $1000 for it though, since there are much cheaper solutions out there ,zboard for example that do almost the same thing.
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post #13 of 21
that keybord is teh ownage o yeah what is the zbord
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by swayne View Post
that keybord is teh ownage o yeah what is the zbord
A Zboard...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823161013
http://www.ideazon.com/us/
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post #15 of 21
dude, finally this thing is going to be hitting the shelves, and this has the WOW factor... yeah the Zboard does almost the same thing, but you have to pull out your BF2 keyboard, unsnap the reg, snap in the BF2 one... the Optimus is LCD, so ur in, it changes, and it has costomizable keys on the left side, so i'd pay $200 tops for a keyboard
    
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
dude, finally this thing is going to be hitting the shelves, and this has the WOW factor... yeah the Zboard does almost the same thing, but you have to pull out your BF2 keyboard, unsnap the reg, snap in the BF2 one... the Optimus is LCD, so ur in, it changes, and it has costomizable keys on the left side, so i'd pay $200 tops for a keyboard
Yep. that's the most I'd pay... well MAYBE 300 for this keyboard.

But the zboard is too different, it takes too long to get used to and then when you switch back to a regular keyboard you're disorientated. I know I was.
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post #17 of 21
ide pay 200 for this keybord but not a peeny more
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post #18 of 21
Didn't they get sued becuase someone already pantanted it?
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post #19 of 21
hmmm $1000? I'd pay that for a multitouch, pressure sensitive display, but not for a keyboard. Although I drooled over my screen when I saw this nearly 9 months ago when it was in the prototype stage. I'd say they are initially aiming these at large CAD companies. I know from experience that the likes of eCAD, AutoCAD, gerber omega, 3ds max, C4D and even the odd bit of photoshop can get confusing trying to remember all the keyboard shortcuts... I mean when I want to zoom in on something why should I have to remember to press ctrl-tab-del-q... etc

This keyboard will revolutionise the efficiency of the keyboard for this purpose as you will be able to display the icon linked to a specific key on the key itself, and when you press a button like ctrl all the new sets of icons available will display, the mouse might as well be removed from use if a CAD tech had one of these, and you can be guaranteed the big CAD companies (Car manufacturers, game designers...etc) will gobble these up no matter the price. I don't think we'll be seeing as many of them priced for the general public within the next few years or so, I think these are, like the Quadro FX, are aimed at industry rather than personal use.
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post #20 of 21
This comment on that site about sums up what I think about this:

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For anyone who still thinks there will EVER be a full size Optimus keyboard I've got some oceanfront property in Nebraska for sale cheap.
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