One lust-inspiring feature in the 17-inch PowerBook is its backlit keyboard, which makes it possible to see the keys in dark environment. Before and since that gargantuan PowerBook was introduced, peripheral makers have sought to offer other laptop computer users similar functionality with USB-based keyboard illumination systems. Mikegyver.com’s newest offering, the iLite, may interest folks looking for a small alternative.
The iLite is a USB mini light — barely more than a USB interface with a white LED bulb attached to it. It’s designed to work on any iBook or 12-inch PowerBook (or PC laptop) that sports side-mounted USB ports. The bulb lasts for thousands of hours, according to the manufacturer, and causes minimal battery drain.
The iLite costs US$7. Dealers or distributors looking for volume purchases are welcome to contact Mikegyver.com for more information.