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Is there a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard that has a backlight. I'm really interested in the Filco Majestouch (and the Ninja, don't know yet) but the no backlight might be bad when im working at night
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There is the Deck 82 small form factor but that's more than just tenkeyless
http://www.deckkeyboards.com/product_info.php?products_id=30
I'm not aware of any other, backlighting isn't usually a huge thing in a mechanical keyboards.
You could also look into a keyboard with a built in USB hub and then use that hub to power a USB lamp.
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Was just wondering this same thing, and happened across this thread. Figured I would just bump it instead of making a new one. If not tenkeyless is there a backlit mech that is compact? I typically have my keyboard on my lap, and my current G15 is kinda bulky. The Deck82 listed above just seems a bit...off to me I guess. Also I've never used a mech keyboard, where could I test one?
Edited by Shredicus - 7/21/11 at 2:39am
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Originally Posted by Shredicus;14291752 
Was just wondering this same thing, and happened across this thread. Figured I would just bump it instead of making a new one. If not tenkeyless is there a backlit mech that is compact? I typically have my keyboard on my lap, and my current G15 is kinda bulky. The Deck82 listed above just seems a bit...off to me I guess. Also I've never used a mech keyboard, where could I test one?

Yeah, there aren't too many mechanical boards which are back lit to begin with. I am sure there will be one out at some point though. Deck keyboards are a different taste all together. High quality, but do things differently. Sometimes Bestbuy has the Razor Blackwidow set up with blue switches. Although, at my Bestbuy there are none setup. They are hard to find it seems depending on where you live some one may be able to point you in the right direction.

Best to think of mechanical switches in two categories, light, and heavy. Heavy being black switches, and clears (which are rare). Then lighter switches which are blue, red, and brown. Most people prefer light switches overall, and especially for typing. There is a mechanical keyboard guide shown here: http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html which is really good when you are first looking to buy.

Razor, Xarmor, Mionix, Deck, Ducky and Thermaltake are the only mechanical keyboards out there which are back lit. Thermaltake and Ducky boards aren't out yet. But, none of them offer a tenkeyless. Only Deck with the small form.
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Originally Posted by Trueepower;14291991 
Yeah, there aren't too many mechanical boards which are back lit to begin with. I am sure there will be one out at some point though. Deck keyboards are a different taste all together. High quality, but do things differently. Sometimes Bestbuy has the Razor Blackwidow set up with blue switches. Although, at my Bestbuy there are none setup. They are hard to find it seems depending on where you live some one may be able to point you in the right direction.

Best to think of mechanical switches in two categories, light, and heavy. Heavy being black switches, and clears (which are rare). Then lighter switches which are blue, red, and brown. Most people prefer light switches overall, and especially for typing. There is a mechanical keyboard guide shown here: http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html which is really good when you are first looking to buy.

Razor, Xarmor, Mionix, Deck, Ducky and Thermaltake are the only mechanical keyboards out there which are back lit. Thermaltake and Ducky boards aren't out yet. But, none of them offer a tenkeyless. Only Deck with the small form.

Ah, oh well. Thanks for the info smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Trueepower;14291991 

Razor, Xarmor, Mionix, Deck, Ducky and Thermaltake are the only mechanical keyboards out there which are back lit.

You forgot the CR Storm (not yet released)
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