Logitech’s latest keyboard release, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750, features an innovation that now seems like something we should have seen years ago: a keyboard that charges using the light in your office.
The K750 is a black, only 1/3-inch thick, stylish keyboard featuring chiclet keys, similar to those found on many laptops. Each key is concave for easier touch typing. The overall key design results in quieter, more comfortable typing. Utilizing plug-and-play technology, the K750 Solar Keyboard can be used as soon as you have plugged in the receiver dongle.
The K750 also uses the Logitech Unifying Receiver, which is compatible with many other Logitech wireless mice. This means that if you already have a Logitech wireless mouse, it may work with the same wireless transmitter as the K750, conserving your valuable USB ports. Operating at 2.5 GHz allows for uninterrupted, long-range use; perfect for home theater PCs (HTPCs), where you might want to use your keyboard and mouse from you recliner in the living room.
The main feature of the K750 is, of course, the solar panels on the keyboard. Using ambient light, the solar panels can charge the keyboard using the lights you are already using, making your home or office more efficient. No more will you be plagued by poor performance from your keyboard when the batteries are getting low. No more will you need to salvage your TVs remote control batteries when your keyboard dies. Logitech claims that the K750 Solar Keyboard can function for three month is total darkness. The included Logitech Solar App will allow you to track your K750’s battery charge, as well as determining the amount of power claimed from your current lighting scheme. This allows you to see how much power you get from your overhead light versus your desk lamp.
Logitech has taken great efforts to make the K750 Solar Keyboard as green as possible. Aside from the obvious solar benefits, the keyboard is PVC-free, and the boxing is fully recyclable.
Technological advances such as Logitech’s K750 Wireless Keyboard are a pleasant surprise. While the K750’s initial $79.99 is a bit steep, as the technology is more readily available and competitors begin using the same advances, solar keyboards will truly be not just environmentally friendly, but pocketbook friendly as well.
For more information on Logitech’s K750 Solar Keyboard, or to purchase one yourself, visit Logitech’s website HERE.