I've been in the market for a new keyboard for my desktop system, and after falling in love w/ the sleekness of my Macbook Pro's smooth and illuminated keyboard goodness, back-lighting and low-profile keys are a total must.
I came across a few companies that attempted to make such a device, but their products failed miserably at providing what I was looking for. Either the keys were way flimsy or the back-light was completely unbalanced and more distracting than it was useful. Worse still, they were charging nearly $100 for these atrocities. Wth...
Thankfully, Razer, a company I wasn't too familiar with but that seemingly sports some nice gaming peripherals has come through with a solution that looks very, very promising: the Lycosa.
It looks incredibly sleek. It's back-lighting is balanced throughout. The keys are slim and low-profile. It's even rubberized, so my sweaty hands won't be an issue anymore (yes, you people get me seriously hawt)!
It also offers programmable keys, macro-love, and has the ability to save profiles. ZOMG at not having to rearrange hotkeys or bindings after a respec... Not too shabby, imho. And best of all, it's cheaper than the disappointing pieces I was considering not even a week ago. Huzzah.
Now, how to tell my pregnant wife that I wanna blow some of the dough we're supposed to be saving for diapers and baby food on a hot little keyboard.
Suggestions pls. Kthx.