USB LED Light, retail 6.90 ($8.29)* (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for TokyoToys (
Last updated 10-11-05

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The USB LED 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 metal gooseneck which is flexible 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 aim it where you want using the flexible gooseneck shaft on it. 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 stomp on it with old or used bowling shoes, drown it in the crapper, slam it against the corner of a concrete stair or against a steel rod, run over it with a 400lb electric wheelchair, let my housemate's kitty cat's ghost go potty on it, or subject it to any other indecencies that a regular flashlight may have to endure.

Despite its delicate appearance, the USB keyboard light seems to be reasonably durable and well-made. You need not be concerned to coil it up as shown in the photograph near the top of this web page and shove it in your computer bag or purse.

This light has five white LEDs in its head, and does a very good job at illuminating the surface it's aimed at.

According to the packaging, the LEDs in this product have a lifetime averaging 8,000 hours.

Laptop keyboard illuminated solely by this keyboard light.

Same photograph as above, but with photoflash.

Photograph showing the USB light plugged into the USB port on my laptop computer.
The position of the USB port(s) will vary, depending on what brand of laptop you have.
The laptop computer in this photograph is a Toshiba Satellite Pro model number 460CDT.

Test unit was sent by H.W. and was received on 10-11-05.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Flexible neck allows you to direct the light anywhere you need it
Metal gooseneck makes the product sturdier than other keyboard lights
Draws all power it needs from computer's USB port - never have to buy batteries
LED light source should have a very long life


    PRODUCT TYPE: USB powered keyboard light
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 5
    BEAM TYPE: Central hotspot with dimmer corona
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by plastic window
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Star Rating

USB LED Light *

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