What are the best lighted keyboards out there?

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Keyboards certainly have evolved and there are definitely options now – typewriter type keyboards and lighted keyboards just to name a couple. A lighted keyboard has lighted keys, and that is what I’ll focus on here.  What the best-lighted keyboard depends on personal preferences, but let me share some options to consider here.

That lighting is built in behind the keys. This illumination allows you to see the keys even when working in low-light conditions easily. For various reasons, backlit keyboards have been gaining popularity among computer users.

You might opt for a lighted keyboard if you frequently work in darker environments, whether in an office with poor lighting or at night. The keyboard lights ensure you can always clearly distinguish between keys, which helps avoid typing errors. I use my keyboards with lighted keys because they are on the bottom of my standup desk, which is kind of dark.

Others choose a lighted one based purely on aesthetics, enjoying the look of the subtle glow emanating from their desk. When paired with other lit components – like oversized mouse pads, it can make for a colorful, visually appealing setup.

Now, let’s explore some of the options and see what’s on the market.


This mafiti keyboard offers different colors. It comes in a keyboard – mouse combo.


This Sablute keyboard offers a mix of colors.

lighted keyboard


The Aula gaming keyboard has good-sized keys.

Aula gaming keyboard

If you like a mechanical keyboard, this one could work.

mechanical keyboard with lights

So there are some options for your consideration if you are in the market for a new and different keyboard. The fit for my hands still matters, of course, too, but a lighted keyboard certainly has some advantages and can make the work experience better.

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