Make your MacBook Pro keys light up when touched or typing

Nov 5, 2010 - 3 Comments

Sometimes novelty apps are fun, and this one is no exception. Called keySpazz, it makes your MacBook Pro keyboard backlights respond to typing and touch, so the keys light up when you are typing. Is there a purpose? No, not really, but it’s kind of entertaining. Check out the video above for a demonstration on how it works.

I wish the MacBook Pro keyboard backlights were able to be activated on an individual basis, that would make this app extra cool in a Michael Jackson Billie Jean kind of way.

If you’re interested, check out keySpazz.

keySpazz is brought to you by the same developer that made the iTunes plugin that allows your MacBook Pro keyboard lights to dance to music, which is another fun Mac novelty to play around with.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, Mac OS


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  1. Bobby says:

    I Think it’s not good for the lights, i think they will be broken after a couple minutes.

  2. Matthew says:

    Meh – It’s be way better if just the individual keys could light up as you hit them….

    • How would you see the key light up if your finger was over it?

      Also, the current hardware does not allow for this. The backlight is illuminated by only a few LEDs and is diffused across all of the keyboard.

      I agree though, it would be kinda cool if you worked it out correctly and made it fade out slowly.

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