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Subject: computer keyboard
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: killer92704-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 04 Apr 2003 19:14 PST
Expires: 04 May 2003 20:14 PDT
Question ID: 186226
i would like to find a keyboard that is lighted internaley?

Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 04 Apr 2003 19:39 PST
Do you mean internally lighted? Are you on a Mac or PC?
Subject: Re: computer keyboard
Answered By: historybuff-ga on 05 Apr 2003 08:13 PST
Hi killer,

My first thought was also the keyboard from, which I
had coincidentally come across just a few days ago. I'm still toying
with the idea of getting one myself!  As given below in popsracer's
comment, you can find it at ThinkGeek's website:

I wanted to provide you with many choices.  The link below gives you
six alternatives from Stealth Computer, though they are priced higher
than the $99 ThinkGeek version. Some of these give you options for
lighting levels, lighting color, and size (one as small as 8.25"W): 
and also

Amrel offers a green backlit keyboard, the Rocky Matrix. They did not
indicate a price on the website:

Backplane Systems Technology, an Australian company, offers a
multicolor backlit keyboard with these features:

-Robust industrial keyboard LED-based backlighting 
-Long-life lighting and low power consumption 
-The brightnightness of the backlight features 16 dim levels 
-No additional power supply is necessary for the lighting 
-Meets IP65 protection rating 
TKF-085a-BACKL-KGEH-PS/2-US: PS/2, US layout, backlight keyboard

See Backplane's page for this product, plus download the PDF spec

Gendig offers several backlit models on their desktop keyboard page.
The K81-S12B, K81-S4HB, K121-12TB/K121-12TBB, K121-12TB/K121-12TBB,
K86-S12MB, K82-12TB/K82-12TBB, K81-S4MB.  The Gendig page:

In short, there are many variations among the different manufacturers
and models. Some of the keyboards indicate they are suited to rugged
environments.  Some mention no external power is needed.  And of
course if you're planning to use the keyboard in a portable mode, then
the smaller sizes are available too. If you're just looking for a
little lighting to improve your midnight gaming without turning on the
lamp, then the ThinkGeek solution was by far the least expensive.

Hope that gives you enough to find the perfect backlit keyboard!

The search I used was "backlit keyboard minus "notebook" and "apple". 
It seems Apple recently introduced a laptop computer with a backlit
keyboard, and I had to filter out all those results.

type into Google: 

backlit keyboard -notebook -apple  

to get:


Have fun with your nighttime computing,

Subject: Re: computer keyboard
From: popsracer-ga on 05 Apr 2003 00:34 PST
Is this what you are after?

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