Hey Madala - Suggest you have a read through [url=http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html:2rtrbc4b]HERE.[/url:2rtrbc4b]
Seems the most common non-gaming backlit keyboard is the Logitech K800. It is a wireless backlit keyboard and appears to retail here and in the USA for around $130.00 average. Reviews are mixed and a common complaint seems to be about poor quality, especially for the price.
Some of the lower-end corded backlit gaming keyboards are less expensive and better quality but then you have a connecting cable to worry about. Were you after wireless in particular or would corded do??
Hmm, looks as though that one is available only in South Africa John.
Prices are quoted between between R400 and R500....have no idea what that is in Aussie or US dollars.
Hang on, just found a Rand to Aussie dollar online converter.....R500 = approx $68.00aud.
That's a very good price for a backlit keyboard, we haven't got anything equivalent here. Closest would be the Logitech G110 ($80.00aud - R580)
[quote:2zrez84b]I have a Africa grey parrot that is rather partial to keyboards and I go through about half a dozen keyboards a year[/quote:2zrez84b]
LOL. Might be cheaper to get a new parrot John.......just kidding!! LOL
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