The Optimus Popularis keyboard is definitely the cream of the crop of keyboards — in fact, calling it a keyboard sorta cheapens the thing. It’s a super keyboard in every sense of the word. Its packing a dedicated display bar that updates with real time widget information like e-mails, stocks, and system info, totally programmable LED keys with an improved 64×64 pixel display,  and a slimmer design than the Maximum that came out in 2007. Pricing and a release date aren’t locked up at this point, but its expected to arrive by the end of the year for under $1000.

Chris Gullo