Illuminated keyboards for desktops?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by belltree, Aug 9, 2009.

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Would you buy an illuminated Apple keyboard for desktops?

  1. Yes!!

    17 vote(s)
    73.9%
  2. No.

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Not sure.

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. belltree macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Seeing as the Macbook Pro series has the option for an illuminated keyboard, would you buy one for your desktop (iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini) if one was available?
     
  2. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    I've occasionally thought this would be a cool idea, but i always have a light at my desk so it wouldnt really help me much. Sure would look cool though. OCZ makes a keyboard called the Illuminati thats not backlit, but the characters on the keys glow.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    #3
    Seeing that I don't use it on my MacBook Pro, I don't know. Although at some point when you are paying over $100, it seems like it would be a nice feature.
     
  4. belltree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We're already being charged >$50 for Apple keyboards, they should throw some LED's in there free of charge! ;)
     
  5. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    My Saitek Eclipse II has illuminated keys; they're really very useful.
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    I use my Apple bluetooth keyboard as a media center controller, so having backlit keys would absolutely help me use the keyboard as well as find it.;)
     
  7. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

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    Considering that Apple's BT keyboard is $80 it should come with LED backlighting. My monitor only illuminates my keyboard when the brightness is high enough to give me a headache.:mad: And I use my keyboard away from my monitor as a media control device like geoffreak and backlighting would be very helpful.

    IMO the new keyboards should have black keys (to match Apple's current products) and illuminated keys
     
  8. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I would totally get one, there's almost no reason that at least the USB keyboards aren't backlit. It might be tough to slap a battery onto the painfully thin BT keyboard but hey, I'd buy it.
     

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