Monday, November 2, 2009

Why is it so hard to see my keyboards?

I use three computers at home. And it's hard to see the keyboard of any of them in certain lighting conditions.

My primary home machine is a Dell laptop. The thing is silver, but the keyboard is black. So if I'm in the dark, like in bed with my wife sleeping, or I just don't have the lights on, I can barely see the keys.

My Gigabyte netbook is the same way, except it's even harder to see, and because the keyboard is so small I have much more trouble touch typing.

Finally, I have my HTC dream android phone. I picked the white phone for aesthetic reasons, but I am starting to regret it. The keyboard is white, and the letters light up when you start typing. Good idea, right? Unfortunately when in a bright environment it makes the letters the same color and brightness as the surrounding keys, so you can't see what's what.

Very annoying.