Looking for a new keyboard that not only gives you a full number pad, but also backlit keys and stylish look? If so, the Moshi Luna is worth your consideration.
I’ve been using the Luna as my full time, main keyboard for a few weeks now, and I’m favorably impressed. While I don’t make as much use of the num pad as an accountant might, I still find it handy to have the keys there, and am using them when I do any number entry.
The keyboard sits at a comfortable typing angle, with a clear plastic frame that runs along the front and sides, providing a wrist rest area. The edge also conveys white light from the key illumination that gives it a striking look, especially in darker rooms. The keys are of the low-profile variety, with a very similar feel to the stock Apple keyboards.
It’s compatible with Macs and Windows computers, although some Windows users may be puzzled by the key that is marked only with the Mac “command” symbol. Things like screen brightness, Expose and Dashboard are represented on F-keys and there’s a media eject button in the upper left corner of the keyboard, as well as volume keys.
One thing I’d like to see in a future version is a sensor to turn off the backlighting when I’m not using the keyboard (as can be found on the Logitech K810 and K811). I like the lighting when I’m there, but don’t really need it in the middle of the night when I’m not. Backlighting brightness is adjustable with the F5 and F6 keys.
The Luna is a nicely designed full keyboard that gives you control of just about anything you might expect to run from a keyboard. You can pick one up for $99.95