Art Lebedev's Optimus Popularis and Optimus Mini Six keyboards which feature an LCD screen behind every key are now available to pre-order.
Known for making some of the most impressive – and costly – keyboards around, Russian design studio Art Lebedev has released new photos of its stunning Optimus Popularis and Optimus Mini Six models.
The Optimus Mini Six costs €258 (about £220), while the Optimus Popularis is €747 (about £640).
Both devices are made up of keys featuring a 64 x 64 pixel LCD display beneath their surface. Using the included Configurator software, users can customise layouts and settings and quickly switch between presets on PC or Mac.
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In use, this means that shortcut junkies will no longer have to use overlays or buy marked-up keyboards specifically for complicated software like Photoshop, and multi-linguists will be able to type out a missive in English before promptly switching their keyboard to Arabic for another.
The Popularis is a full keyboard (without numerical keypad) that includes a further LCD display strip below the function keys, while the Mini Six is a six button auxiliary device for accessing shortcuts and displaying program information.