Should'nt all computer keyboards be back lit?

Should'nt all computer keyboards be back lit?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • No

    Votes: 3 75.0%

  • Total voters
    4
Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
Yes I agree. Remotes as well for tv. I dont see why not, it makes it easier for everyone and gives the option. Turn it off if one doesnt like it.
 
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Djinn

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Dec 2007
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Pennsylvania, USA
Meh... For computer keyboards, it can be a useful situation under very limited circumstances. For anything that's powered by batteries (like a TV remote), it better have an automatic switch to turn it off after a few seconds.
 

Devil505

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Jan 2008
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My question is from a marketing standpoint .......obviously no mandate is necessary.
 

Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
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Florida
Meh... For computer keyboards, it can be a useful situation under very limited circumstances. For anything that's powered by batteries (like a TV remote), it better have an automatic switch to turn it off after a few seconds.
My Macbook works by ambient light and can be turned off.
I find it indespenceable.
 

Djinn

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Dec 2007
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Pennsylvania, USA
I can see it being more useful for laptops, since the portable nature means you are likely to be working in environments with varied lighting. Not so much with desktops though.
 
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StanStill

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Dec 2013
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With TV remotes, absolutely.

With computer keyboards, I definitely wouldn't pay extra for backlighting. I rarely look at the keys much anyway, and I don't see myself sitting at a computer in a room so dark that I couldn't see the keys if I needed to look. Why not just have a lamp?
 
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With TV remotes, absolutely.

With computer keyboards, I definitely wouldn't pay extra for backlighting. I rarely look at the keys much anyway, and I don't see myself sitting at a computer in a room so dark that I couldn't see the keys if I needed to look. Why not just have a lamp?

I remember the old Nokia cell phones would light up the keypad when you touched a key. That would be nice on a remote control, but it would consume some batteries.
 

StanStill

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I remember the old Nokia cell phones would light up the keypad when you touched a key. That would be nice on a remote control, but it would consume some batteries.
Maybe a little bit, but I think a small led bulb could light all the keys enough, and then turn off after 5 seconds. If it did drain too much, a recharge dock wouldn't be a bad idea though...