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We have some good news and some bad news Optimus fanboys, which do you want first? The bad news? Ok, here goes: the Optimus isn't being shown at CeBIT after all. Yeah, we know, we just caught a huge whiff of rather depressing vapor, but what can you do? If it's not ready to show it's not ready to s

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March 14, 2007 at 2:02PM
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We all know how many keys the 103 key keyboard has, but it looks like Lebedev's long-awaited Optimus has been undergoing some serious retooling for its CeBIT coming out, and from the sound of it they may have dropped some keys from the board. We won't be sure until later this month when the Optimus

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Art Lebedev and company have apparently been pretty busy with the Optimus, readying it for show at CeBIT this month. According to Art's LJ, they've been hard at working optimizing the key sizes and shapes for interchangeability; they're now down to three size, which should come in handy when keys s

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We know it's only the software precursor to what looks like it might still be the ultimate interface device, but holy hotness does the Optimus-103 Configurator just completely re-whet our appetites to get our hands on one. Of course, besides your selection of languages, there are also plug-in macro

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After some rough times a few months back in Art Lebedev land, all seems to be as it should be of late: they feed us hype, we eat it up, everybody wins! We're particularly partial (read: brainwashed) by this latest development on the Optimus 103 keyboard front. Apparently those spiffy OLED keys will

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After a whole lotta public outcry, not to mention our own fair share of whining over here on Engadget, the Art Lebedev peeps are Doing The Right Thing and switching the Optimus 103 back to color keys. It's naturally going to take a bit longer like this, since this new no-compromises model -- or, at

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More like Let-Down-imus. The danger of running such a hype-fueled organization as Art Lebedev is that if you find you can't deliver, you're pretty much screwed. After sparking a bit of a public outcry a couple of weeks ago when they chopped off those 11 \"launcher\" keys (pictured) on the left of t

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Reporting on the Optimus-103 keyboard is rapidly becoming one of our guilty pleasures -- guilty because the Optimus guys seem averse to giving us anything more than tiny nuggets of information at a time, and pleasure because... well, we shouldn't have to explain why the Optimus-103 is intriguing to

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It's hard work to keep the juices flowing for a product whose design struck our Pavlovian bell more than a year ago. Especially when all we're getting is a picture of a single, non-OLED prototype key released just last week. That (LCD?) key will hopefully, someday, replicate itself a la the grey go

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