A built-in piano lamp for the keyboard

Uses LED lamp instead of under-key lighting

Gizmowatch

Lighted keyboards have become increasingly common, ranging from those that can fold away to ones that can withstand military conditions . But those might not be options if you have some kind of Tourette-like reaction to lights under your fingertips.

Enter this alternative from Korean inventor Spike Kwon (gotta love the name), which illuminates the keys with an LED bar situated just above the top row. Though still in the developmental stages, it seems to be farther along than most concept products because it's gotten approval from the World Intellectual Property Organization, according to Gizmowatch. The best part is that the keyboard can supposedly be produced more cheaply than those with lights underneath.

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