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This topic contains 13 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  lk_ 11 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #4916

    mal
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  • #28637

    Ronny
    Participant

    How on earth do you find these things, Mal?? :P

    I’d imagine it would be very uncomfortable to use. Just because you have an idea doesn’t mean it’s asking to be created.

  • #28665

    mal
    Participant

    > How on earth do you find these things, Mal??

    I don’t know what you mean Ronny? :P

    Check this out…
    http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/

    If the item above actually existed, it would be VERY cool!

    Mal

  • #28691

    gizmo
    Participant

    Indeedy, the keyboard has been “around” for awhile. It started out as some guys art project but it generated such a level of interest thats its being put into production, dont think it would come cheap though! :D

  • #28695

    lk_
    Participant

    The recent advances in electronic paper may help the price come down a bit. There was a USB drive with an electronic paper display, showing the current capacity of the drive on anandtech not too long ago. While using this technology wouldn’t make it as fancy as its concept it might help make it more commercially viable product.

  • #28697

    kyotokid
    Keymaster
  • #28700

    lk_
    Participant

    Optimus to go into production February using OLED display… maybe we all join together and buy one??

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=217

  • #28721

    Steph
    Participant

    I just gotta have a couple of those USB pads – when’s Lik Sang stocking? who’s nipping to Akihabara soon?

  • #28736

    gizmo
    Participant

    Judging from previews of the Optimus its looking like having a price tag of somewhere between $100 and $250. Now while the keyboard itself is impressive I really can’t see those OLED displays putting up with too many games of Quake 3… :?

  • #28737

    lk_
    Participant

    People are still playing Quake 3??

  • #28739

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    People are still playing Quake!

    :P

  • #28740

    lk_
    Participant

    Upgrade your graphics cards ya tight gits :lol:

    In all honesty though I’ve revisited both Quake 3 and Quake 2 online, not so long ago….amazing how much fun they can still be.

  • #28741

    gizmo
    Participant

    Well I played a quick game of CTF on Quake 4 a while back and found it rather slow for my multiplayer needs so it was straight back to Quake 3 with me. The former was also rather unbalanced at the time with a machine gun / Quad damage combo letting anyone dominate most of the maps. Plus I love the feeling of playing a game at like ~300fps! :D

  • #28745

    lk_
    Participant

    That and 300fps in the Quake 3 engine gives you an advantage over those with lower framerates. Its the same in COD, some jumps can only be accomplished with a 150 + framerate…

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