Optimus OLED Keyboard Delayed Again
May 19, 2006 2:11 PM
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Optimus keyboards approach vaporware status
Although the Optimus OLED keyboard and Optimus mini three are interesting keyboard concepts, both products keep getting delayed. The Optimus keyboard has a "Don't expect until late 2006" status on the
Art Lebedev Studio web site
mini three keyboard
that was supposed to be released on May 15
will not be shipped
until at least August 15, 2006. The mini three costs $121 and will feature a 6-bit, 96x96 pixel OLED display on each key, which is capable of displaying 5 frames per second.
The price and ship date of the full-size Optimus OLED keyboard is unknown. The studio had previously announced a full 104 key OLED keyboard
back in January
, but has since made several promises and defaulted on the actual ship date. The studio later announced that a keyboard would be available in Feburary 1st, 2006, but when February 1st finally rolled around, the studio instead announced the three-key mini-keyboard that was once again delayed today.
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5/20/2006 6:39:09 PM
Now to do the math considering Optimus keys don't need that great of detail, and that these media keys aren't normally sized...
96x96 keys=9216 pixels
24x24 keys (my guess)=576 pixels
9216*3=27648 pixels total
2.166*121= $262.17 A more realistic price... Of course then throw in the price of managing all those keys and it'll be a bit more expensive...
Of course, since my resolution per key is just a shot in the dark, here are some other versions of the same calculation:
16x16 keys= $116.52
32x32 keys= $466.07
48x48 keys= $1048.67
Of course, even just based on the OLED all of these figures are inaccurate, considering the larger the particular section of OLED, the more it costs to make, it isn't simply by-pixel (the reason OLED TVs aren't thriving yet)... And once again the cost of other electronics the full keyboard would need drive it up... But I was just bored :P
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