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Typing in the Dark with Auravision and Zippy

We all want to type in the dark and actually see the keys on the keyboard. Now we can with illuminated keyboards from Auravision and Zippy.

| Editorials in Peripherals | Posted: Oct 30, 2003 5:00 am

Introduction

 

Ever been a victim of late-night typos?

 

It's 7:00PM and you can see the back of your hand better than your keyboard; you hastily type 'go go go!' to your teammates in a vicious game of Counter-Strike, but it unintentionally comes out as 'ho ho ho' - there's an uncomplicated solution to your crisis.

 

The answer has been around for quite some time actually, but we have yet to see a comparison of this solution. It is, if you haven't already guessed, illuminated keyboards.

 

There are numerous ways one could go about illuminating their keyboard: perhaps modding one (voiding a warrantee), by ramming two thin cold cathodes behind your keys...Or, possibly painting all your keys with UV-reactive marker and strapping a UV light-emitter on your forehead. Let's just keep it simple, shall we?

 

Tonight we'll be looking at the market's two most popular illuminated keyboards: Auravision's eluminX (kindly donated by eXcaliberPC.com) along with Zippy's EL-610 (kindly donated by Directron.com).

 

 

 

Find the lowest price on Keyboards!

 

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