If it wasn’t for the fact that the ideas were so damn cool, Art Lebedev would be at risk of becoming a laughing stock for its utter failure to deliver the one product (announced in 2005) that started all its hype. There is a bit of a consolation prize in the form of the Optimus mini three – a three buttoned alternative to the proper OLED enabled keyboard we were hoping for – and the Russian designers are now planning to evolve it a bit further by taking it wireless.
Writing on the Optimus blog, one Art Lebedev designer writes “On the top of our wish list is wireless capabilities (a lot of people use Optimus mini three to control Power Point presentations).” Bluetooth is mentioned and that seems like the most sensible wireless technology for this. From a presentation perspective, it could be extremely handy to be able to see your next slide on the button itself before bringing it up on the big screen.
No official pictures of it yet, but if you assume that the wireless version looks exactly like the current model with all the wires crudely photoshopped out then that’s pretty much it right there above.