So I'm curious about something: backlighting on external keyboards

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  1. bigpoppamac31, Jan 26, 2014
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    bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    I'm curious as to why Apple has not put backlighting into it's wired or wireless keyboards?? They've had backlighting in their MBP keyboards for years now. Why not put it into the external keyboards?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Battery life. (On wireless keyboards)
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Because it's power sucking and it's expensive.

    Also you should learn to touch type, just saying ;)
     
  4. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I actually don't look at the keys too often but it would be nice to be able to see them when need be.
     
  5. minimalism macrumors member

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    Aside from aesthetics, I don't see any point on this feature. You can argue about the MBP since it moves a lot, and not all are keen on the Apple keyboard layout.
     
  6. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Logitech has a wireless keyboard with a backlight. They even have a version with a Mac keyboard layout. As far as I know, that's the only Bluetooth keyboard with a Mac layout and backlight on the market.
     

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