Zippy Color Gradation Back-lit Keyboard
What makes this keyboard special, however, is the backlight feature. It's got 512 colors and a variety of ways to display them. A combination of the backlight on/off switch on the upper left and various function keys kills the backlight, or allows you to cycle through all 512 colors and choose one, or stores a favorite color, or activates color scrolling so that the colors keep cycling, or activates a keystroke feature, for which colors change with each stroke.
Also on the upper left are shortcut keys which take you to your email, music and video players, home page, and search engine. At under $50 retail, I think it's a bargain.
I worried that the backlight would give me a massive headache. It doesn't. One thing I don't have near my PC is good lighting, so the lighted letter and numerals are actually practical. And it's beautiful. I can match the keyboard to the cobalt blue of my system unit's interior light, or choose a nice fuschia or deep purple (great late-night colors). It's been a couple of weeks and I still haven't tired of the keystroke feature, which I'm using right now. Every keystroke is a surprise!
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