Illuminate your keyboard for less than $10.00

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    Interesting, but are they Fluorescent or reflective? I know that say Fluorescent, but most of that material will not "pick up any sources of light coming in/ through (even your own monitor)" and "brighten up immediately."

    Frankly, I would rather have reflective, I can not see any material this thin, and legal for civilian applications, having a very long glow time. None of the "Glow-n-the-dark" paper I looked at for my lablels did, that I could get anyway.
     
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    Comptronic Notebook Consultant

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    I guess it's kind of a good idea, but I wouldn't use it.
     
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    ffergie Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm puzzled???
    Why would you buy this rather than spend $40-$50 for a real backlit keyboard?
    I would think that in no time the film would start to peel off and you would be back to square 1.
    My $0.02
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Yes, awhile back I purchased some glow paint with disappointing results. While I found these interesting, my link to these was a bit tongue in cheek, considering the demand here for backlit keyboards. I already have a backlit keyboard.
    I wouldn't really expect high performance for $9.00. I never thought about glow in the dark for your labels. That would have been a nice touch.
     
  6. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Uhhhhh... Yeah.... I imagine taking the Toughbook out of a hot car and trying to type... Having the stickers stick to your fingers or sliding off to the side.
     
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    mnementh Crusty Ol' TinkerDwagon

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    Wow. That's just... cr@ptacular.

    I remember when I was a kid I got the kit of glow-in-the-dark stars, moons & planets from the back of a comic book (actually, I got 6 sets, cuz I wanted to COVER the ceiling). When they came, I spent all morning on a stepladder sticking them up... and waiting patiently until it was dark. Then I turned out the lights and... WOW! for about 30 seconds. Then....glubrrrrbble.... grrr.... WHY DID I WASTE $6 ON THIS CR@P?

    Now it IS true that glow-in-the-dark stuffs like these respond MUCH better to fluorescent and LED illumination than they do to incandescent lights... but... PUH-LEASE. To imagine this as any kind of enterprise-class solution is patently absurd.

    mnem
    We are not amused.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    But are we amusing?
     
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    mnementh Crusty Ol' TinkerDwagon

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    In the same way that YouTube Epic Fail videos are amusing, yes. :wink:

    mnem
    OHHH! That's gonna leave a mark...
     

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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Are you hinting a connection between us and Epic Failures? If so, I may resemble that remark.:D
     
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