What is a Lighted Keyboard?

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What is a Lighted Keyboard?

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A lighted keyboard is backlit with LED lights so that external lights are not necessary to see the keys. If you cannot type by touch, a lighted keyboard is very handy for working or gaming in dimly lit rooms. Most models use a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port to connect to the computer or laptop, and feature two, rear, one-inch (2.54 cm) kickstands to set the keyboard up at an angle. There are many sizes and layouts for lighted keyboards from small laptop-sized models to standard, gaming, and large multimedia keyboards. However, there are only two basic ways to design a lighted keyboard: either illuminate a clear board and use black lettering on the keys; or use opaque keyboards and illuminate the characters on the keys instead. Both types of lighted keyboards have their advantages and disadvantages and which is better usually comes down to personal preference. If the keyboard is clear with black lettering, it will throw off a fair amount of light when lit because the entire keyboard sh

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Asked in Computers & Technology at 1:50 PM on December 18, 2008 Tags: lighted, keyboard

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