[ale] Lighted keyboards
calvin.harrigan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 18:16:08 EDT 2020
On 6/12/2020 18:06, Steve Litt via Ale wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020 17:07:09 -0400
> Calvin Harrigan via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> On 6/12/2020 16:05, Alex Carver via Ale wrote:
>>> This is a crazy not quite on-topic question but do any of you use
>>> backlit keyboards for desktops and, if so, happen to have a
>>> suggestion for a good one?
>>> I just wanted to get simple backlighting the way some laptops have
>>> it. Basic white is fine. The keyboard just has to be full size
>>> 101/104-key with good keys. I can't use loud keys because it
>>> disturbs the neighbors. :)
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>> I picked up a Logitech G512 SE "clicky" RGB back-lit keyboard around
>> Thanksgiving for about $50. Well worth it. It was on 50% off sale.
>> It goes on sale ever so often. Keep an eye out.
> I looked up the preceding keyboard and saw this picture of it:
> I find the backlighting very dull, and probably worthless for
> low-light, as opposed to no-light conditions. I know it's really cute
> to have three different color backlights, but practicality steers me
> toward bright white background on a black key.
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It's plenty bright. The brightness is also adjustable. I have it at
about 50% in a well lit room. In the dark I usually have it at about
25-30% otherwise it gets distracting. You can set individiual keys to
whatever color you want, including white.
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