Optimus mini three is the world’s first keyboard with multi-color displays built on organic LEDs (OLED) designed by Artemiy Lebedev Studio. Right now it only has three keys, however very soon we will see a full-size modification of this new solution.
If you have never come across this device, then I could briefly describe it as another USB gadget for your PC. However, unlike different gadgets currently available in the market such as USB ash-trays, heaters, vacuums, and the like, Optimus mini three can boast very distinct functionality. It is a small additional interactive three-key keyboard that not only allows programming these keys for different needs depending on the applications running on your PC, but can also display all sorts of useful information on these keys. So, each of the keys is equipped with its own small OLED display. As a result, Optimus three mini can be used as a tool panel, remote control unit, or status indicator (and display time or system status data) with static and animated images.
Published in: Peripherals on 2006-10-10