We’ve been covering the Optimus Popularis for what seems like forever, but there’s a good reason for that. Even before it got delayed, and ultimately changed, it was a great keyboard. And now that it has been altered, slimmed down, and the keys made to work a bit more adeptly with a user’s hands, we can safely say that it’s going to be a great keyboard. And now that we get to see the first images of the keyboard, and not in a drawn-up fashion, we’re even more excited.
The keys are LED and completely customizable — meaning you can put what you want, where you want. Whatever is most comfortable for you and your hands. There’s no number pad, still, but that’s not an issue for most, we imagine, as you have plenty of keys at the top of the keyboard for numbers. And, above those, you can see a display that shows you relevant information, like your unread Gmail count, or what the weather is like outside (because you won’t want to go outside after you get one of these).
The company is still aiming for a sub-$1,000 price point, but with shipping you’ll probably be pushed a little bit over the edge. Then again, there’s been plenty of times before that they’ve missed release dates and price points, so for now, we’ll keep our salt shaker with us at all times.
[via The Awesomer]