Eluminx Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by jmke @ 2003-05-23

We take a look at the latest product from Auravision, the EluminX. It comes equipped with a set of transparent keys and a backlight for those who work on their PCs during the graveyard shift.

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A cardboard box was delivered to my doorstep last weekend, curiously I opened the package and looked inside. A slim lightweight keyboard occupied the interior of the box.

After removing the proctective wrapping I was left with this, Eluminx Keyboard

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Click the image for a detail shot!

A quick overview of the specifications of this keyboad:
  • High Quality
  • 104 keys
  • 12 function keys
  • Slim ergo curve design
  • Illumination Color: Aqua Marine
  • Fully compatible with PS2
  • Laser printing keycaps for longer wear
  • Keyboard dimension: 420(L)*156(W)*16(H)mm
  • Works with: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/NT/ME, IBM PC
  • MTBF : + 60,000 hours
  • Safety : FCC class B , CE

    The people over at Auravision informed me that new colours will be available soon for the Eluminx, a wide range to fit everybodies needs: Citrine, White, Amethyst, Sapphire, Amethyst and Tourmaline.

    I hooked it up straight away to the PS2 on my motherboard, with an adapter (not provided) you can also connect it to any free USB port!
    The first thing you'll notice is the similarity of the keyboard with that of a laptop, except for the numeric pad, which is hardly ever present on notebooks.

    This keyboard is ideal for people on the go or for use at a LAN-party. The size difference is quite striking and it does save space on your desktop!

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    Size does matter, the AL is really a compact keyboard solution

    Thanks to rubber feet at the back it remains steady on its given place. The first downside I encountered was the inability to change the height. I am used to working on keyboards which are tilted a bit, this is a feature I'm looking forward to seeing appear on future versions!

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    No sliding thanks to these rubber pads

    Typing on the Eluminx is accompanied by little or no sound as the keys are of high quality and they feel sturdy and robust. Of course the selling point of this keyboard becomes clear when darkness falls, find out how it looks, on the next page..
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