You know what I'd pay $199 for?

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  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    I would pay top dollar for an Apple brand keyboard exactly like the thin aluminum keyboard that comes with all new Macs except back-lit with a green LEDs so I can see all the keys when I'm working in dim light.

    Get on it Apple!
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Oooh, my money would also be sacrificed for such an item!
     
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  4. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dunno... the regular one is $49... and I'm thinking it would be a bit involved to make it really high quality and maybe throw in wireless.
     
  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    white carbon fibre with maybe slate grey or titanium grey keys <3 no back lights, that would be awesome, haha
     
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    Spend $199 on improving light conditions in the room you work in? :p
     
  8. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Green Backlighting? no thanks.

    White backlighting would be awesome, not for anymore money though.
     
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    Maybe $60.

    I prefer my Logitech G11, with programmable keys and blue backlighting. (pity the keycaps can't be reversed, for the ALT and logo keys, to make them match my MBP...)
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why would you need to look at the keyboard? I have my backlight disabled on all my keyboards.
     
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    ...Cause some people don't know how to touch-type.
     
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    I use the backlighting all the time on my keyboard and I do know how to touch-type at about 120-130 WPM I might add so I never use it to actually type. But the backlighting is quite useful when trying to find specific function keys (ie media controls).

    And I would probably pay up to $100 for a wireless keyboard with black keys and white backlighting. That's somewhat reasonable considering their current wireless keyboard is $80.
     
  14. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I have backlight keyboards on some of my laptops but I never use the terminals in poor lighting conditions where the backlight is actually active. Why? Cause it's really bad for your eye-sight.
     
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    Same here. This is the only reason I don't use a Mac KB. I want the keypad on a BT one.
     
  17. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    Might as well put in a changeable backlight, like the cool Ikea dioder.
     
  18. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    My back lighting on my MB has been disabled for months now I guess. I never noticed at all.


    Apple over charges for everything. So if there was something like a back lite keyboard, I am sure Apple would charge close to $199. Although I would have to argue the worth of something like that being more like $65.
     
  19. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    +1! LOL

    Only thing I still remember from 15 years ago! lol. Who needs backlight when you know where all the keys are? :confused: I'd rather get the additional 15 minutes of battery life :p.


    I'm kidding tho. I never cared for it but it would look damn cool tho. Not worth $199.

    Now $199 for a slim Aluminum keypad w/o numpad and with backlit OLED programmable icon keys. Now that would be nice.
     
  20. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I bet people would dish out $299 for such a keyboard.

    But I agree I think it would be fairly priced at $99.
     
  21. nightfly13 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess having my white keys a foot from my 30" display keeps plenty of light on it. I enjoy it for my MBP, though.
     
  22. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright Apple... there are probably ten customers right here... and think of all the people myspacing at 2am in the dark, trying to make a :) and hittine the damn "(" or "_" keys... there's a market for a keyboard with "precision backlighting."
     

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