Lebedev Optimus Keyboard· 1 minute read
The Optimus keyboard is a new idea many have been waiting for; a keyboard with a layout that changes depending upon its use. For example it can display the usual QWERTY keyboard in Word but just as easily switch to a French AZERTY layout if need be. This would also extend into games where you could have a different setup of keys and functions depending on the game being played.
This new design will make working in applications such as Photoshop much quicker because it can display the shortcuts and changes the keys to represent the typeface you’re using; terrific for Dingbat fonts.
It works by placing an OLED screen on each key which can be independently changed to offer different keyboard layouts.