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    illuminated keyboard: Anyone get one yet?

    Has anyone here got one of these cool looking keyboards yet? I want to know if they're any good and worth buying. I'd like one but not at the price they're asking. I'm sure the price will go down soon.


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    those look very cool. Might consider one, it's a shame I just bought a new kb
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    i saw those. they look amazing- but i really like the enhanced features of my logitech keyboard- being able to quickly control the volume and start stop play etc from the keyboard as well as launch a few of my favourite websites and go back and forward thru the web from my keys is just so convenient.
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    i still dont think they got it right. if you are typing in the dark, and need to read the keys, id much rather see a keyboard where only the letters lit up instead of the whole keys. i think it would be pretty harsh to your peripheral vision to have a bright blue thing shining up at you

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    very true. i think the illuminated keyboard on the new powerbook looks a lot more subtle. on a side note damn iw ant one of those new powerbooks!!!
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    If it goes to $70 or below I'll spring.
    I got to have one.
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    I don't know, besides the cool factor, there isn't much more going for it. If you need to see the keys that late at night, don't, spend your time learning to touchtype....
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    OMG .. that is hot
    I am thinking about getting one myself. I will check pricewatch now for this illuminating keyboard
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    If you have a USB supporting keyboard or USB ports on your monitor's cradle (ViewSonic only I think), buy a USB LED notebook light for $14. Snakelike and flexible, it can be pointed anywhere, and it's not distracting. I think I'll get one for my ViewSonic cradle because of its versatility even though I touchtype at 85 WPM.

    BTW, did anyone notice that intrusive label on the top of the keyboard? To me, it stood out more than the lit up keys.

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