While they’ve still got a lot of work to do on the OP-1, it’s off the vaporware list, as far as we’re concerned.
We were able to catch a brief demo of the OP-1 today at the NAMM Show and:
- The hardware is already very polished;
- The software is impressive and powerful; and
- The user interface is pretty much what you’d get if you crossed Kate Beckinsale with Scarlett Johansson and added in a touch of Delia Derbyshire. Meow!
Not so hot, though:
- There’s a lot of work to do on the OS. Teenage Engineering is looking at a end of 2010 to start of 2011 release date.
- The price is expected to be around $700. They’re looking into engineering cheaper ways to manufacture the OP-1 to see if they can get the price down.
Check out the Teenage Engineering OP-1 demo videos and specs below and let us know what you think!
And let us know – are you ready to part with $700 for the OP-1?
OP-1 Technology Specs
- 400 MHz Processor Core (800 MMACS) performance
- 64 MB Low-Power SDRAM (12ns)
- 512 MB Nand Flash storage
- 24-bit 96kHz ADC/DAC
- USB 2.0 high speed (OTG)
- 3.5 mm Input, Output
- Built-in microphone
- High output mini speaker 8 Ohm 1 Watt
- 3-axis accelerometer (G-force) sensor
- Worldwide FM band support (64-108 MHz)
- Amoled display running in 60 fps
- 320 x 160 pixel resolution
- Color Depth: 16.7 M
- Contrast: 10000:1 (good for outdoor use!)
- Viewing Angle: 170°
- Life Time: 30,000 hrs
- 2500mAh li-ion Polymer Battery
- Low profile keyboard module
- Scissor-switch ultra low profile design
- Expected lifespan of 10 million keystrokes per key
- Industrial Grade Incremental Encoders
- Rotational life: Up to 1,000,000 revolutions
- Excellent indexing feel (remains consistent over life)
- Zinc diecast and fiber enforced high performance plastic
- Used in Avionics Operating temperature range: -40 to +85°C2.8
- Advanced Aluminum Unibody design.