The 5 Best Looking Backlit Keyboards

The 5 Best Looking Backlit Keyboards

Vivian Kim
Aug 20, 2010

For the late night gamer or sleep-deprived novelist in need of qwerty glowification, an illuminated backlit keyboard is something definitely worth purchasing. Two heavyweights in backlit keyboards came out with new models this week, so we've put together a list of a few that just may be what you night owls out there have been looking for.

Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800: Logitech just announced this wireless K800 keyboard, which features a smooth clear border and laser-etched keys with adjustable backlighting. It also boasts fancy hand proximity detection—the sensors will detect your hand movements and turn the backlight on/off accordingly. This impressive keyboard is available now for preorder at $99.99.

Razer Black Widow Ultimate: This mechanical keyboard is another recent release, geared toward gamers. The keys deliver tactile feedback and are fully programmable, featuring on-the-fly macro recording. The keyboard also offers 5 levels of backlighting. Available in late September for $129.99, the Black Widow Ultimate is a great buy for PC gamers and will blend in nicely with your existing setup.

Microsoft SideWinder X4: With its streamlined black and red design, the SideWinder X4 is another gaming keyboard that is sure to spiff up your workspace at a reasonable price of $59.95. It offers three illumination levels and three banks of six programmable macro keys. If you're a gamer and a fan of black and red tech, then this may be the keyboard for you.

Saitek Eclipse: The Saitek Eclipse features red LED key illumination and a unique design for those that are looking for something different. It has an adjustable wrist rest for ultimate comfort, three backlighting levels, and volume control. You can snag the Eclipse for $51.99, available on Amazon.

Luxeed LED Illuminated Keyboard: If this is the first time your eyes have beheld a magical rainbow LED keyboard, then you're probably not alone. These whimsical keyboards by Luxeed feature 430 fullly customizable LEDs, with built-in software that allows you to change each key to whatever color you desire. The keyboard is available in white or black for about $150 and is sure to make a fun, colorful statement on any desk.
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