Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Launched

You may have grand visions of owning an Optimus Maximus but we'd caution that there are likely more practical uses of your hard-earned cashola, rather than splurging on frivelous things like a keyboard with independent displays for each key.  And with pricing well north of $1800, you can't be serious, right?  For a keyboard?  Hello??  We don't care how many languages it can be programmed to use.  It better make margaritas and then some, for that kind of money.  How about something a bit more down to earth, like a this sleek new keyboard from Logitech?  Oh yeah, its keys light up too and it's only 79 bucks.

FREMONT, Calif. — Sept. 2, 2008 — To help you find the keyboard that best matches your needs – and style – Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today introduced three new keyboards, including the Logitech® Illuminated Keyboard, which offers an optimized backlight experience, Logitech PerfectStroke™ key system and Logitech’s thinnest design ever.


Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard makes typing easy – even in the dark. To optimize existing backlight technology, Logitech combined microlens reflectors, a multilayer painting process and laser etching – creating a backlight experience that is brighter, sharper and easier to read. Whether you're typing an e-mail or chatting with a friend, the adjustable backlight gives you just the right amount of light. 
With its transparent frame, the ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard (.37 inches or 9.3 mm from base to frame) adds an elegant touch to any desk. Balancing form and function, the keyboard offers a full-size key layout (including a number pad), soft-touch palm rest and a full row of F-keys, as well as media- and volume-control keys for instant command of your entertainment.

PerfectStroke Key System
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard and the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks feature the Logitech PerfectStroke key system, which provides a typing experience that’s comfortable, fluid and silent. PerfectStroke is designed to create longer key travel – 3.2 mm compared to 2.2 mm – than that of typical notebook keyboards; as a result, the distance your fingers have to travel to activate a key is optimized for your comfort. Micro-scissors distribute force evenly across key surfaces – even if you strike the edge of a key, the key stroke still feels the same.

And you wanted to drop how much for a fancy-pants keyboard that lights up?  Don't make us point at you and laugh, OK?  Public ridicule is always so harsh.