Inteview with Optimus keyboard designer adds deets

Optimus wireless keyboard left keys

So the buzz around the web on that Optimus keyboard we posted up a couple of days ago has been intense. A recent interview with Artemy Lebedev, founder and director of the Russian design firm working on the keyboard, sheds some light on the future of this device: they envision is as an "open source" keyboard, with an SDK and a "keyboard studio" application that lets users customize the keyboard any way they choose (sweeeet!). The company is currently negotiating with several different manufacturers to get the Optimus into production, and they're hoping to see it getting into our hot little hands in about a year for "[no] less than $200 to $300."