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Quest 05-14-2007 12:39 PM

Macbook Keyboard Illumination
 
I have a question: Is the keyboard of the Macbook easily illuminated by the light from the screen? I know that the keys themselves are not illuminated, so I am concerned about this. I will be using the notebook a lot in dark environments.

Thanks for your help.

Kash 05-14-2007 02:36 PM

Only when the brightness is turned up rather high. When it's low, you can't see squat. I've found myself on many occasions tilting the screen down just to see where certain keys were.

TheCustomer99 05-14-2007 03:11 PM

My advice for you if you don't want to affect your screen life by turning the brightness up is to just buy a nice desk lamp to compliment your Mac.

Noxian 05-14-2007 03:30 PM

Or just buy one of these
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/5a84/

You can often find them cheaper on ebay.

walkerj 05-14-2007 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Noxian (Post 393752)
Or just buy one of these
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/5a84/

You can often find them cheaper on ebay.

Yeah, I got one of those at a conference from Dell's booth. Or maybe one of my co-workers attended the conference and gave it to me. Been to too many conferences. It didn't work that well with my Dell, ironically enough, because the USB ports are on the back and it isn't long enough to go over the screen, and it was kind of awkward if you snaked it to the side and it kept falling out of place.

But for a Macbook with side mounted USB ports it should work nicely. If I could find the thing. Now you have me looking all around the office for it. :Angry-Tongue:

MaDDoG 05-14-2007 05:58 PM

Hi quest - I have a Mac Book Pro and in low light situations my keyboard illuminates. I think there are senors under near the speakers as if I cover them the screen dims and the keys light up. Generally though, there is so much light emitted by the screen that I use a desk lamp.

proxy 05-14-2007 09:23 PM

well i find you dont need it after a month or so u can type on your macbook with out looking the keyboard seams to work so well but u can always try a mod of some sort or find some glow in the dark keys or something lol

trpnmonkey41 05-14-2007 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MaDDoG (Post 393823)
Hi quest - I have a Mac Book Pro and in low light situations my keyboard illuminates. I think there are senors under near the speakers as if I cover them the screen dims and the keys light up. Generally though, there is so much light emitted by the screen that I use a desk lamp.

Yes the MBP's have illuminated keys, but the macbook does not

AnthonyJK 05-14-2007 10:20 PM

Touch type. Who needs an illuminated keyboard? ;P

Noxian 05-15-2007 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by AnthonyJK (Post 393942)
Touch type. Who needs an illuminated keyboard? ;P

I have often wondered the same thing.

proxy 05-16-2007 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Noxian (Post 394429)
I have often wondered the same thing.


my point exacly


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