I’m picky about my computer keyboards in the same way that I’m a wine “connoisseur”: I like ‘em sweet and cheap. And when it comes to keyboards, that sweet spot is what I call a “typist’s keyboard” – meaning there’s enough depth to the keys to provide a bit of give/weight; the keys are moderately slick to the touch and untextured; fancy shortcut keys are easily forgone for a small(ish) profile and simplistic style. My current keyboard is so plain it doesn’t even have an indication of manufacturer, but it performs like a champ. Unfortunately though, it’s been plagued by what always ultimately kills my keyboards: with continued use, the letters keep on wearing off.
Enter the brilliantly useful glowing stickers keyboard decals.
What I love about these particular glowing keyboard stickers are that they are not “glow in the dark” in the same way as those totally groovy stars we used to stick all over our ceilings. These require some ambient light to shine (like the light, say, from your computer monitor) so they provide excellent visibility only when *you* want them to glow. That means no wacky glowing keyboard to distract you when your attention is turned to non-computing matters. (Bow chicka.)
I can forsee these being really useful not only to atone for wayward letters that have long since rubbed off to sunnier pastures, but when you’re playing an intense game in semi-darkness as I like to do, a little keyboard illumination is always useful. I don’t mean to glow’t (lawl!) but while I personally type 95 wpm, I have never quite figured out touch-typing for the number row. (Go ahead, dock me “nerd cred”. I’ll wait.) And final bonus: these glowing stickers will save me from replacing my keyboard every year or two. Huzzah for clever innovations!