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 Post subject: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:45 pm 
Little Foot
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I'm looking in getting a new illuminated keyboard. I have an Eclipse 2 right now3 but it isn't as bright as it used to be. I need a well lit keyboard as my eyes are not as good as they once were due to complications from diabetes. I was looking at the Logitech G710+ and the Razer Blackwidow ultimate 2013. Which one has better lit keys? I am a gamer so macro key bindings would be a bonus but not essential. Or is there a better keyboard than the ones I'm looking at the moment. Any help would be great thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:01 pm 
Smithfield
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If it has green back lights, you're probably better set because your eyes are most sensitive to green. I do use the Logitech Illuminated, but it's not really really bright like some things I've seen.

Of course, the alternatives are:
  • Have better lighting in your work area
  • Start working that muscle memory so you can touch type more keys


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:12 pm 
Clawhammer
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+1 for the LIK. Anything brighter is overkill.


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:31 pm 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)
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If you could live with just more light on your keys then something like: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audi ... c=3WWRWXGP
We use them all the time in the sound business to illuminate the consoles during concerts and other events where a large light source would be a distraction to the audience.


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:22 pm 
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I use this one and its the best backlit KB I have ever used, very bright. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816002 much better than the logitech I had before it.


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:57 pm 
Smithfield
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Actually before we go further, what are you doing with your keyboard? If you're gaming, the Logitech Illuminated is not appropriate because it has like 3-key rollover.


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:45 pm 
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he said he was a gamer in the OP.


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 Post subject: Re: Illuminated Keyboard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:11 pm 
Smithfield
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g.m.waters (red ranger3) wrote:
he said he was a gamer in the OP.

Well you know, the OP is ancient history by the time you have to scroll down.

So yeah, Illuminated isn't for him.


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