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Diagnostic Imaging Professional’s Dream # 2 June 19, 2008

Posted by tomography in Innovation.
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– In the first edition of this series I covered Optimus Maximus, Optimus Mini and Optimus Tactus. Since then a couple other companies came out with novel, and sometimes shocking ideas, so I gathered you another list. I hope you will find yourself the one that will make your heart skip a beat.

1. First of all here is the flattest full size no-key keyboard of all time by designer Kong Fanwen. It looks great, and it would make any of your co-workers drool, but it has no tactile feedback, and I wonder how much pressure it may stand. Don’t drop this one, though, cause it would not do you much good trying to glue the broken pieces of glass back together. It truly is beautiful; no question about that!

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2. This one if for those who get green with envy looking at most Macs that have an illuminated keyboard. Now you can have it on a PC! So if you hate turning the lights off while looking at x-rays and typing at the same time, this one is for you.

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3. Art is at the heart of a great concept and Japanese artist, Kazuharu Sakura knows that too well. He creates astonishing pieces of art, and here is the latest of his work: a leather keyboard. Image touching nothing but soft leather while working on your computer! That is a bit too luxurious, so if you get one of these do not leave it at the office. Rest assured, take it with you if you go out to the lavatory!

4. Maximus was so popular in our first edition, I had to take a look around their headquarters as well. Here is what I found: Optimus Upravlator. There is word on the street that it is more like a grown up version of the Optimus Mini we discussed previously. It is an input device, but after all, most of Artlebedev‘s products should be called input devices rather than keyboards. “It features a 10.8 inch color LCD (800 ×600 pixels resolution) with 12 see-through buttons occupying its surface. Each of them has five contact points—center, top, bottom, left and right—freely assignable to user interface elements in the software of your choice.”

Happy shopping everyone!

Further reading:

– Andras

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