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Posted: 12/17/2005 8:23:00 PM EDT
I need a new keyboard and Im looking at one of the backlit ones, is the feature good or annoying?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I need a new keyboard and Im looking at one of the backlit ones, is the feature good or annoying?




Got a link to one? That sounds kinda neat.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:30:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:30:18 PM EDT
Looks like it would be annoying. Cool looking at first but after a few minutes of use I bet it would be irritating.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:30:56 PM EDT
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:31:46 PM EDT
I still have the Logisys, I got the Saitek. Looks better and a better all around pleasure to use.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:32:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg





$50 dollars


Good Lawd that alot of money!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:33:16 PM EDT
Sweet! I am suprised they are so cheap!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:33:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 8:34:35 PM EDT by FieroLoki]

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




$50 dollars

Good Lawd that alot of money!




Its that much better than that Logisys. I can tell you that much.

2 different lvls of lighting, audio controls and well, its sweet.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:35:41 PM EDT
Why?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:35:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




$50 dollars

Good Lawd that alot of money!




Its that much better than that Logisys. I can tell you that much.

2 different lvls of lighting, audio controls and well, its sweet.




Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:36:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Why?




about 90% of the time Im on this computer is at night, only light is my speaker on light on the speakers and the monitor, would be easier to see it
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:36:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 8:39:06 PM EDT by NAM]

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Damn that is sweet! Now if only it had the media keys


what kind of media keys does it have? volume/pause/mute/fwd/rev?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:37:54 PM EDT
I got one for my kid (don't remember which brand it was). He's a gamer and he loves it.

My 15" PowerBook with backlit keyboard is the cats ass.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:39:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Damn that is sweet! Now if only it had the media keys.....




I hate the media keys, I ripped them things out with the needlenose pliers they pissed me off so bad, I kept hitting them on accident, one would shut down my system
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:39:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it



So far so good....
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:40:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Damn that is sweet! Now if only it had the media keys


what kind of media keys does it have? volume/pause/mute/fwd/rev?




Saitek isnt designed for media use. Its a gamers KB cause well, its gamers gaming witht he lights off. Only "media" keys it has are mute and vol up/down.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:41:15 PM EDT
I have the Saitek--it's worth it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Why?




about 90% of the time Im on this computer is at night, only light is my speaker on light on the speakers and the monitor, would be easier to see it





That is ROUGH on your eyes.


You should have some backlighting
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:43:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it



So far so good....




Take it and smack the side of the case with it a few times then throw it across the room, thats my typical use.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:44:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it



So far so good....




Take it and smack the side of the case with it a few times then throw it across the room, thats my typical use.



Damn.. WTF man?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:45:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Why?



My thoughts exactly. Learn to type and you'll never have to look down at your keyboard.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:46:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Saitek isnt designed for media use. Its a gamers KB cause well, its gamers gaming witht he lights off. Only "media" keys it has are mute and vol up/down.



If they made a media version, i'd be all over it.

but i do more than just play games with my computer.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:46:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it



So far so good....




Take it and smack the side of the case with it a few times then throw it across the room, thats my typical use.



Damn.. WTF man?




I have problems with expressing anger and this thing likes to be a POS sometimes
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:47:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it



So far so good....




Take it and smack the side of the case with it a few times then throw it across the room, thats my typical use.



Damn.. WTF man?



Hey, in the middle of the action when your webcam porn loses connectivity you'd react aggresively too......
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:48:17 PM EDT
When it actually gets into production. This will be an AWESOME multi media KB.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:48:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Does it hold up well?

I treat my equipment like I treat myself, beat the living shit out of it



So far so good....




Take it and smack the side of the case with it a few times then throw it across the room, thats my typical use.



Damn.. WTF man?



Hey, in the middle of the action when your webcam porn loses connectivity you'd react aggresively too......




Rightclick + save target as.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:43:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Well I got one, set me back $40

Seems worth it
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:43:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Well I got one, set me back $40

Seems worth it




Its a nice KB. You get the blue or red?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:44:24 PM EDT
Standard feature on my PowerBook.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:44:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Well I got one, set me back $40

Seems worth it




Its a nice KB. You get the blue or red?




Only had blue, I wanted red, but only ones I could find was online and about $70
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:46:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Only had blue, I wanted red, but only ones I could find was online and about $70



Yeah, red is more expensive for some reason. Oh well.
$60 online
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:46:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
When it actually gets into production. This will be an AWESOME multi media KB.



Ah, THERE it is!

Yep! When I get my next desktop computer, I'm getting one of those!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:58:50 PM EDT
The first lighted keyboard I had was the translucent
membrane kind , and the damn letters wore off it in a
few months

Now that I've finally learned where the keys are , I type with
the keyboard on the shelf under the desk . So a lighted one is a
moot point .
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:05:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:15:10 PM EDT
Tag because I have also been thinking of a back lit KB.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:16:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By klutz347:
Tag because I have also been thinking of a back lit KB.




that Saitek one is on sale at BestBuy for $40
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:22:06 PM EDT
That would come in very handy for showing up the snack crumbs and pet hair in my keyboard.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:23:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By klutz347:
Tag because I have also been thinking of a back lit KB.




that Saitek one is on sale at BestBuy for $40



Sweet, Thanks Taxman.

Oh sweetheart, I have something to add to the Christmas list.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:26:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




uber cool technogadgets taggit!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:31:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By klutz347:
Tag because I have also been thinking of a back lit KB.




that Saitek one is on sale at BestBuy for $40



But is it red, or blue only?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:33:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By klutz347:
Tag because I have also been thinking of a back lit KB.




that Saitek one is on sale at BestBuy for $40



But is it red, or blue only?



red is $10 - $20 more
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:46:03 PM EDT
This one is the one I have. No backlighting, but it pwnz.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:47:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redcap:
This one is the one I have. No backlighting, but it pwnz.



We got plenty of those at work, well they require more force on some keys since they are worn out, as for the writing it wore off.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:30:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.




I have the same one. High quality feel to it, and the light is just enough to see but not too bright to distract you. You can use it in total darkness or in bright light just as easily.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:40:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 10:41:45 PM EDT by DBerk]

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By NAM:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
I recently got this one. And I love it. It lights the letters/numbers and not like alot of others that use EL for the entire key.

www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/mobile_sol/eclipse.jpg




Damn that is sweet! Now if only it had the media keys


what kind of media keys does it have? volume/pause/mute/fwd/rev?




Saitek isnt designed for media use. Its a gamers KB cause well, its gamers gaming witht he lights off. Only "media" keys it has are mute and vol up/do



I got one of the "Gamer" satiek keyboards for christmas used it not even a week and gave it to my sister. The light sucks Cuz I asked for it so that when I was playing a game I would type faster (Yeah I know look at keys.. blah blah) thing wouldnt give me enough light. now I'm using the regular dell keyboard but would like to get a wirless one soon

ETA: this one looks new thought the one I got the buttons were all solid and just the backlight no light to it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:47:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
When it actually gets into production. This will be an AWESOME multi media KB.



Ah, THERE it is!

Yep! When I get my next desktop computer, I'm getting one of those!



That has got to bee the coolest keyboard ever invented. Whats the street price?

Waiting for wireless backlit keyboard myself...
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:36:53 PM EDT

Get this one for Mom for Christmas:
www.customkeys.com/largeprint.html
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:40:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
When it actually gets into production. This will be an AWESOME multi media KB.



Ah, THERE it is!

Yep! When I get my next desktop computer, I'm getting one of those!



That has got to bee the coolest keyboard ever invented. Whats the street price?

Waiting for wireless backlit keyboard myself...




NO street price yet as its not in production and wont be for awhile. But expect it to probably be between $150 and $200.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:48:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
When it actually gets into production. This will be an AWESOME multi media KB.



Holy Shit! that looks like it will cost a fortune! but I will need to get one.
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