updated 01:40 pm EST, Fri December 28, 2007
Optimus Tactus Concept
Art Lebedev Studio today prototyped a keyboard design that could stand in as a completely flexible display. The Optimus Tactus would improve on the yet to be shipped Maximus keyboard with touch input; instead of an OLED screen built into a bank of traditional keys, the Tactus would use one giant touchscreen: the design would not only permit keys to change in size and function but would also allow features that have previously been impossible on keyboards, such as a video playback overlay.
The Tactus is still considered a concept and may not translate as-is to any potential products, but shares a similar layout to the Maximus and may serve as the blueprint for the studio's long-term development of touchscreen-based input devices.