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Logisys KB602BK EL Keyboard Review
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 01/13/2005 07:10 PM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Mikhailtech take a look at a small extended white-on-black keyboard from Logisys that uses EL backlighting and matching blue LEDs.
Near the top of the keyboard you'll notice a PCB and a yellow coated transformer. This is used to power the EL backlight and the blue LEDs. There is a slight hum/buzz generated when the EL is working, but it's pretty quiet and unnoticeable beyond a few inches. Seeing as how most people will have at least a foot or two between their ears and the keyboard, this shouldn't pose a problem. Newer keyboards are using LEDs for backlighting (as they're more reliable and don't require a transformer), but EL still has the advantage of being more uniform without any pockets of extreme brightness and darkness.