Sunbeam EL (Pro Series) Lite Up Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by SidneyWong @ 2005-07-20

Every desktop comes with a keyboard. Some of us could type over 60 words per minute error free while few of us enjoy using only two fingers and create some really interesting reading materials. Sunbeam Tech is introducing yet another line of product ? a Lite Up Keyboard. Let?s find out how it differentials from the crowded market.

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After finishing up the boring work with lots of typing using WinWord, flipping around PowerPoint so that I could have a "Pony Show" with the Board of Directors and shareholders including a few "pretty looking" graphs from Excel, the EL Keyboard hot keys did surprisingly well.

As mentioned before, I now have accustomed to the "feel" of the keys. While I still shy away from using the internet hot keys (old habits are always hard to change), I did go through a couple of DVD movies using the Multimedia keys which I found them to be too small. It would be nice if those keys light-up in the dark when watching a movie.

Overall, I am quite pleased with the EL Keyboard I must say, using USB rather than PS2 will be welcome. The MSRP price of about USD $29 is certainly about normal for this kind of keyboard. If you do a lot of office work using the El Keyboard allows your hands to stay on the keyboard rather than reaching for the mouse, the "wheel" on the left might take a little more time to get use to.

Madshrimps (c)


• Lighted keys
• Good “key pressure”
• Comes in two colors of choice
• Functional hot keys good for office work


• No USB connection
• Multimedia Hot keys are not lighted

Once again, I like to thank Kevin to make this review possible.

Madshrimps (c)

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