Programmable LED keyboard out by Christmas

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Programmable LED keyboard out by Christmas

Russian firm unveils universal keyboard with screens instead of keys.

A new type of keyboard which uses programmable screens instead of standard keys will be out by Christmas.

The Optimus keyboard uses tiny organic light-emitting diodes in place of keys, allowing the keyboard to be programmed for any language and any configuration. 

The keys display at 96 by p6 resolution and can display animations as well and static characters. Function keys can also be assigned.

Designed by Russian design company Art Lebedev Studio, the keyboard will be available for pre-order from 12 December. 

Pricing has not yet been announced but is thought to be around the £400 ($1000) mark. The device will be operating system independent.
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