A new keyboard featuring LCD keys that change depending on usage and application is under development in Moscow.

The Optimus Keyboard has miniature LCDs built-into the keys, which can change dynamically.

This means the same keyboard can change to work with multiple languages and/or applications, the developers claim.

Images on the developer's website include numerous different keyboard combinations, including special layouts for Photoshop and Quake. The device will be OS-independent and will support any language or layout.

While the concept appears sound, Macworld hasn't achieved definite confirmation that the product will ever be produced, beyond a few short statements on the developer's website.

"The keyboard is at the initial stage of production", the company claims.

"We hope it will be released in 2006. It will cost less than a good mobile phone".