Backlit computer keyboard.....

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Since I do most of my work/play on the computer at night, I would like to buy a backlit computer keyboard. I know they are pricey but I really want one. I want one that gives even lighting on all the keys. Have any of you had any experience or own a backlit keyboard. Can anyone recommend a good one to me?
     
  2. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Never really thought about one...Not a bad idea......
     

  3. vincent

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    Typing on one right now...it's a Logitech, no idea how much, the light can be dimmed or brightened, really cool but I'm afraid that's all I know...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    HI Winds,

    An option you may not have considered is a neat little flexible light that plugs into a usb port and can be positioned to shine directly on the keyboard. The unit is small, with 3 led bulbs and gets the job done and didn't cost me a dime. (my daughter left it on her last trip home)

    I can not find the name of the maker of the light, but I bet you can find one at any computer retailer. My daughter is a starving college student, so I know it was not too expensive.

    I really like this light and will hate to lose it at Thanksgiving.;)
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    So you like your Logitch one, huh? Are the keys evenly lit? I'll have to Google it.
     
  6. vincent

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    I like it pretty well, yes, keys all evenly lit, wish I knew more to tell ya...:confused: model # Y-UY95, hope that helps...
     
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  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'll look into that, too. Except I need a new keyboard, anyway. My keyboard is so old, some of the keys have the letters worn off. :)
     
  8. JonM

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    ive got a logitech back lit on my tower pc but the letters are wearing off after 2 years of heavy use. but that doesnt bother me much. my fingers know where the keys are :)
     
  9. Bigcountry02

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    Same model I have. Nice and quiet too so my wife can sleep in the same room and I can still type away without bothering her. The characters are backlit and the keys are too. I don't see how the characters could wear off in any way. Light level can be adjusted and even turned off if you want. I highly recommend it myself.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I don't need a gaming keyboard and I'm not willing to pay extra for it. But it does look like an awesome keyboard. Just a little more than I need.

    I haven't seen this keyboard but I do know the characters are worn off the regular keyboard I now use. I imagine the characters on a lit keyboard aren't painted on but clear spaces on the key to let the light through. I wouldn't imagine it would wear off. I'll have to look closer at that model. One model of Logitech I looked at some reviews said the keys were loose or fell off. I'd be ticked if that happened.
     
  12. bkt

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    Same here. Well, it's at home and I'm at work, so I'm not using it right now or I'd give you the model number. I think it cost around $50. The light actually shines through the key characters which are large and easy to see, it doesn't just light the space around the keys like some keyboards do. It's perfect for use in a dark or dimly-lit room.
     
  13. Yunus

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    What you need is the Optimus Maximus keyboard. Each key is a small LCD screen and changes to display it's current function. Hold in shift and all the letters become capital.

    To bad it's vaporware :)
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    I use a Logitech backlit keyboard and really like it. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it's wired. I like everything to be wireless that can be. Maybe they make one now, I don't know.
     
  15. dks7895

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    I would think a wireless backlit keyboard would burn thru batteries pretty quick.
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Wow! At that price I'm getting one for everyone on my list for Christmas. :p

    What is "vaporware"?
     
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  18. mrm14

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    Logitech, "plain Jane", corded, back lit, keyboard from Fry's electronics store. Bought it for $39.95 last year. Could be a bit more precise for keystrokes. Should work well for the "Hunt & Peck" crowd. Price is good.

    FRYS.com*|*Logitech
     
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  19. Yunus

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    Vaporware is a product that is marketed before it exists and never comes into existence. There's software, hardware and vaporware.

    In 2006 I think pictures of this keyboard started showing up all over the place, then the maker kept delaying the release and eventually people realized, it's never going to exist. He's made others but nothing as cool as he advertised and claimed this one to be.