Date: April 17th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Auravision
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & FEATURES (cont'd)
Ok, here it is...
Can't you see it? Of course you can't because this is what it is like
in the dark with a normal, run of the mill keyboard. Getting my point?
With a little wiggle of the mouse to wake up the system, the keyboard
lit up like a Christmas tree. Sorry about the focusing, digital cameras
don't especially like a dark room without light and the flash being disabled.
The glow brightness is pretty well dead on perfect. Not to bright to
make you squint, and not dim enough to cause you problems finding the
keys. I can't wait for the future models to incorporate some different
colours other than the blue and green variety.
As you can see by this photo, the key labeling contrasts nicely with
the back lit glow. I am personally proud of this photo. I had to hold
the camera perfectly still or a blur would occur. Gotta love Fuji digital
Not to intentionally end this section on negative note, but maybe a switch
of some sort could be integrated to allow you to shut the illumination
off totally during daylight hours or when not needed. It currently has
a built in 15min sleep circuit, but having a switch could extend the life
of the backlight and allow the customers to enjoy this component for an
extended period of time. No sense having it running when it isn't needed.