Computer Flex Light, retail $2.99 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Uninex (
Last updated 03-15-09

The Computer Flex Light is pretty much that - a USB keyboard light.

This is a product designed to light your laptop computer's keyboard, using any free USB port on that computer to power itself.

It has a stiff but flexible stalk so you can direct (aim) the light anywhere you need it.


To use the USB LED light, just plug it into any unused USB port on your computer, and orient it where you want to direct (aim) the light by bending its stiff but flexible stalk. Yes, it really is as easy as that.

Since this product draws the power it needs directly from the USB port it plugs into, I don't have to tell you about any battery changing procedures.

This product is "hot swappable", meaning you don't have to power down the computer before plugging in or unplugging this device. This is fairly typical of USB devices, so no surprise there.

I cannot measure the current consumption without chopping the unit up, and if I did that, I'd probably end up wrecking it for good.

The USB LED light is designed to be a computer peripheral, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Despite its delicate appearance, the USB keyboard light seems to be reasonably durable and well-made.

This light has a single white LED in its head, and does a rather poor job at illuminating the surface it's aimed at. It "ILLUMINATES" just fine, but in my opinion, the beam is too narrow to illumate an entire laptop computer keyboard!!!
Like I just said, its beam is narrower than I would have liked, but NOT unusably so.

Laptop keyboard illuminated solely by this keyboard light.
Light was oriented over the top of my laptop's screen for this photograph.

Same photograph as above, but with photoflash.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.

Test unit was purchased on the PulseTV website on 03-07-09 and was received at 4:20pm PDT on the afternoon of 03-12-09.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Draws all power it needs from computer's USB port - never have to buy batteries
LED light source should have a very long life
"Hot swappable" - but most USB devices are


    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Uninex
    PRODUCT TYPE: USB powered keyboard light
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/soft corona
    BEZEL: Metal; LED inset into cell for it and protected by plastic lens
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

Computer Flex Light *

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