It’s currently just a cool concept but — if the marketing record of designer Art. Lebedev Studio is any indication — the fully programmable Optimus Tactus touch keyboard will soon be coming to a Web store near you!

The Tactus employs next-stage technology featuring a large, rectangular touch-sensitive surface which can be programmed to display any keyboard or work tablet layout you might want. According to the design spec, it will also be able to display images and video.


Standard keyboard mode.


Video display mode.

Art. Lebedev Studio is a consortium of Russian, Latvian and Ukranian technicians, programmers and industrial designers who have already brouight to market some other cool gadgets — both high tech and low — from a cursor-shaped wireless optical mouse to a seven-piece ‘Tetris’ fridge-magnet set.

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