The MagicBox Forums  

Go Back   The MagicBox Forums > General Topics > PC / Games / Internets Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
Reality
Sin and Punishment
 
Reality's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 14,616
Optimus Maximus

Quote:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/14/o...ards-unveiled/



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 show. Oh, and if that's not a boot to the gut then how 'bout this: it's not $1,200 anymore... it's now $1,490. Ouch! Pre-orders start in April with delivery in November/December 2007. Still, there was a bit of good news that came from our meeting with Artemy Lebedev and Dimitry Tosy here at CeBIT in Hannover. First, the Optimus 103 gets a name change. While we were hoping for the Optimus Prime (there's more than meets the eye), it looks like they've settled on Optimus Maximus (the god of gods). Also, all the keys will in fact be OLED with an expected life span of only 5 years, depending upon use of course. Each 32 x 32 resolution OLED will remain stationary. Instead, the key-press mechanics are executed by a plastic cap which slides around the display like a sleeve to keep the wear and tear on the OLEDs to a minimum. Break a key? No problem, replacements will be offered for $10 a pop. Sorry, no freebies in the box like your Xmas tree lights -- we tried. And if you think that $1,490 is a bit too pricey for a 5-year keyboard, take heart: "two or three" additional keyboards are in the works with fewer programmable keys and a sub $1,000 price tag.
Shesh. A keyboard worth more then the PC its working for. How lame.
__________________
Outpostnine is that 1%.

Last edited by Reality; 03-28-2007 at 10:35 PM.
Reality is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 03-14-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
Zachalmighty
Future Demon King
 
Zachalmighty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA, NJ
Posts: 3,742
Is it that huge ass keyboard there?
__________________
An unavoidable war is called JUSTICE. When brutality is the only option left, it is HOLY.
Zachalmighty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
Alucard
Registered User
 
Alucard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 32,625
GIMMIE!
Alucard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 01:31 AM   #4
zechin
THERE IS NO BATHROOM!
 
zechin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,852
TRANSFORMERS!!!
zechin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 10:46 AM   #5
Antipilor
Predating Jesus by 1 mil.
 
Antipilor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 728
VAPORWARE!
__________________
Refuse is our inspiration, Terrorism our trade
Sabotage and piracy, Chaos our mental state
In the age of super-boredom, Hype and mediocrity
Celebrate relentlessness, Menace to society
Antipilor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #6
Tavish
Reality is overrated.
 
Tavish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 452
Crap. Sucked into reading a thread that had absolutely nothing to do with either Optimus Prime or Fortress Maximus.
Tavish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 10:26 PM   #7
Alucard
Registered User
 
Alucard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 32,625
Everyone laugh at Tavish!
Alucard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 04:08 AM   #8
Sinful Sam
gnarf! gnarf!
 
Sinful Sam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Five min away from SavedFromSin
Posts: 8,767
Who the heck would want this?!
__________________
Join our Discord channel!!!
https://discord.gg/htgtYqy


STEAM: Sinfulsam
PSN: Sinfulsam
Sinful Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 04:14 AM   #9
burpingcat
Really Enjoys The Magic Box
 
burpingcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,152
Is this what has become of that keyboard with the individual displays on each key? It's now a $1500 keyboard? This SHOULD be vaporware...
burpingcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 02:49 PM   #10
Catharsis
FURIOUS Dan FTW
 
Catharsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 762
I want this thing badly, too bad I will never be so crazy that I would actualy spend that much on it.

Proffesionals will eat it up though. Photoshopers and the like will get the most use from this.
__________________
I wish I could hate you to DEATH.

Armory Link
Catharsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 03:19 PM   #11
sharky~
Out Run Master!
 
sharky~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 4,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tavish
Crap. Sucked into reading a thread that had absolutely nothing to do with either Optimus Prime or Fortress Maximus.
I was here for the same reason.
__________________
Segabits
sharky~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 04:16 PM   #12
Nano Fox
All your WIFI are belong to us!
 
Nano Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: I fell in love with a woman, but my family didn't like her. (Friend)Your parents? (Me) No, my wife and kids.
Posts: 1,164
pfft no transformers.. lame keyboard, perfect for a script kiddie though. my only anger about this vapourware is there is NO HARDDRIVE IN TEH KEYBOARD! ZOMG!! and if it doesn't even have usb ports on that keyboard it a piece of GARBAGE!!
__________________
[Currently playing on PC]Worl of Tanks / Diablo 3 / Civ 5 / Starcraft 2 / Infested Planet / Battleline / Civ 6
Nano Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 04:41 PM   #13
Catharsis
FURIOUS Dan FTW
 
Catharsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 762
Some people fail to see what sets this keyboard apart. A few examples, the keyboard could be set for any language and it would display the apropriate letters/numbers. In photoshop the keys would display what they function as for shortcuts. If a function required holding shift when you held it the keys would display what they do when you hold shit.

In gaming you would never need to figure out what button the damn grenade is mapped too becouse it would say grenade.
__________________
I wish I could hate you to DEATH.

Armory Link
Catharsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #14
Drunken Savior
El Psy Kongroo!
 
Drunken Savior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 19,615
Is this that LED keyboard?
__________________

Games I'm hyped for
The Last of Us Part 2, RE2 Remake, The Last Night

Current Platforms:
PC (i7-7700K, 16GB, GTX 980Ti), Wii U, PS4
Drunken Savior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 07:10 PM   #15
da missinlink
MIA It would seem
 
da missinlink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Somewhere not Here
Posts: 2,636
It is a cool thing, but to damn expensive for me to bother getting.
da missinlink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.