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PIEBALDconsult26-Mar-23 10:43
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trønderen26-Mar-23 18:26
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GeneralI have retired my MS keyboard, after a short life. Pin
OriginalGriff26-Mar-23 4:43
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PIEBALDconsult26-Mar-23 5:21
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honey the codewitch26-Mar-23 5:31
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OriginalGriff26-Mar-23 5:39
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honey the codewitch26-Mar-23 5:43
mvahoney the codewitch26-Mar-23 5:43 
The Das 5QS are all and individually programmable, so you can turn them off. However, since they are double injected molded, with clear plastic forming the letters, it really requires some amount of light to be able to see the keys, even in daylight conditions.

For my part, I spent good money to keep my computer I built from being lit up like an out of season christmas tree, which seems to be all the rage these days. I understand about lighting. I feel much the same way. That having been said, I can only describe the Das 5QS reasonably lit letters/symbols as "pleasant" and "functional" - particularly since I can also change them. I have things set up so my homerow is a different color for quick access. I also have some of my keys tied to a CPU usage meter but I don't use it in practice. I just thought it was neat. The only reason I don't turn it off altogether mind you, is they don't "look" lit, at least in the daytime, and at night, it's only just enough to be pleasant. There's no bleed to your desk (except from the sides of the keyboard, which you can turn off)
To err is human. Fortune favors the monsters.

GeneralRe: I have retired my MS keyboard, after a short life. Pin
OriginalGriff26-Mar-23 5:59
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dandy7227-Mar-23 6:29
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OriginalGriff27-Mar-23 6:47
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OriginalGriff28-Mar-23 2:56
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dandy7228-Mar-23 7:13
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dandy7228-Mar-23 9:34
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dandy7228-Mar-23 10:53
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dandy7230-Mar-23 3:48
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PIEBALDconsult26-Mar-23 5:54
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Mike Hankey26-Mar-23 6:27
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trønderen26-Mar-23 7:07
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