By Hanafi Kaka I Resident Geek
This smart, simple gadget is for those who have to bang copy at three in the morning, trying to turn simple words into complex sentences, and short paragraphs into sophisticated plots. ‘Transnighters’, like myself, who hate light as much as Rihanna loves weed – but we still have to work even in the dark.
Hold up, you know what, it’s for everyone actually. We all need this thing.
I wish it had a sexier name. Like The Midnight Oil, or The Night Girl or MxD 20.5 something something. But it doesn’t. So it is what it is – an LED portable lamp. Sounds like something a fisherman in Lake Victoria would use, right? But not really. It’s a simple stick with an LED light at the end. You connect it via USB to your laptop and bend it every which way until your caps lock key is lit enough so you won’t have to curse every time you hit A when you want to spell Rihanna with a capital R.
It’s not one of those gizmos that need a special compartment in your laptop bag or a special drawer for it. It fits everywhere. You could even perform magic tricks with it. Slip it up your sleeve and just go “taraaaaaan! Magic!” My point: it’s not a giant street light.
You can get a variety of colors, but please don’t go for pink. I beg of you, Alejandro. Please, not pink. It goes for only 800 bob at Gadget World, ground floor, Garden City, so you can afford every other color BUT pink.
There already are some automatically lighting keyboards, like most HP comps, but for the rest of us who have to balance torches between our lips like handymen while typing in the dark, we need this. YOU need this.
Now, just leaning a bit to the geeky side of things, for those who care about all the specs:
Voltage: DC 5V, 1.2 Watts and the physical dimensions: 170 x 18.5 x 9 mm.
So you don’t have to ever get caught squinting into your keyboard at night or pulling in the monitor to see the letters.
Post Script (or is it an addendum?): I had not been abducted by aliens. I was just waiting for Di’Caprio to win an Oscar before getting my geek on again.