- What if your keyboard were your screen?
- These programmable keys allow people to modify the board based on applications or preferences.
What if your keyboard were your screen? What if it were dozens of screens? At CES, Russian design firm Art Lebedev showed off its upcoming Optimus Popularis keyboard, along with its Optimus Aux and Mini Six keypads, a set of unique data entry devices where every single one of the keys is its own separate, customizable LED screen.
On the Popularis keyboard, the keys themselves can show different characters (switch to Hebrew or Greek letters with a click), show icons for your shortcuts or run macros. You can even run little mini apps in the keys like a stock-ticker key that shows the current price of a particular stock and then takes you to your online broker when depressed. A wide screen between the number and function keys can display all kinds of content as well, leaving open a world of possibilities from news and stocks to calendar appointments, emails, and twitter feeds.