It may not be for everybody, but the EluminX illuminated keyboard, whose keys light up for users in dark workspaces, is coming out as a consumer item.
The keyboard's luminescent technology has been used in ruggedized military laptops. It has customers in law enforcement, aerospace, utility field crews and other industries. Now Auravision LLC, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., is selling them over the Internet at www.eluminx.com.
The Windows compatible keyboards cost $100. "We're getting very good reviews," says business development director Peter Garrett. He says users like the even light, although it cannot be turned off in the current model.