Claiming to be based in California but with a registered site Hungary - some distressingly common geographic redirection between crowd-funded projects - Jaasta hopes to follow in the footsteps of the Optimus Maximus, but in a low cost and low energy package - directed by exchanging full-color OLED screens under each key of the Optimus for panels of electrophoretic e-paper. Although it retains the key element of the Optimus, the ability to change what is displayed on each key as a reference to look for shortcuts or edit the language or layout on the fly The capacity of the e-paper to retain its image without a constant supply of power means Jaasta term wireless cam for a year from an internal battery.
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And its customisable keys, the keyboard Jaasta - that seems to exist only as a series of drawings and renders currently includes a trackpad 3.5 "multi-touch on the side where the keypad would sit For desktop users, . an alternative version provides a more traditional numeric keypad - with suggestions that both units can be interchangeable An additional accessory, the zero Jaasta His Mouse is designed to couple with it. - and offers features ranging from life two years of battery and 64GB of internal storage to a fingerprint sensor TouchID compatible integrated Super Speed USB 3.0 port of entry and a customisable touch panel mounted on the side.
While Jaasta showed every indication that it intends to launch a crowd-funding campaign for its products, lack of physical prototypes and the claims made by the company - as a starting price of just $ 79 for Zero His Mouse, which seems unlikely given its feature set claimed - would suggest a cautious approach is needed. However, interested parties can register to be notified when the campaign - which will be charged $ 299 for the two keyboard models, or $ 79 for the variant of the mouse 8GB entry - will live on the official site.