Wireless Solar Powered Keyboard

Category: Other Gadgets - Date: September 29, 2011

The desktop computer user, or someone with a TV/PC monitor setup, are only as mobile as their peripherals allow. Wireless technology comes in handy for those who want to be able to access their email and what-not from the couch as well as the desk. The latest innovation in wireless keyboards comes from Logitech in the form of their $67.00 K750 Solar Power model. While initially suspicious of the role and reliability of solar powered peripherals in indoor computer use, it was soon discovered that the K750 is not only reliable, it’s durable and comfortable too.

Before even getting into the business of the keyboard itself and the dependability of solar energy, it’s worth noting that the Logitech USB Nano Receiver for the K750 is of their Unifying variety. That means your Logitech wireless mouse can be channeled through it as well, so you’re not crowding your computer’s ports.

The thinness of the solar keyboard, at about one-third of an inch, is misleading when it comes to the K750’s durability. The firm deeply curved matte black keys play well on the glossy black plastic top, and yet despite the inexpensive materials and low weight, it handles drops without a problem. Finding a fully functional K750 on the tail end of five years of rugged use wouldn’t surprise me.

Now onto the good stuff. The solar panels are located at the top of the keyboard, separated into two sections on either side of the Logitech logo. Despite your memories of solar powered calculators from your childhood that faded away the minute the lights went out, these seemingly small panels power this keyboard well into the night, holding a charge of over eight hours.

The bottom line: The Logitech K750 Solar Wireless Keyboard‘s $67.00 will surely be cheaper than the battery costs of another wireless keyboard with an identical lifespan. It’s well worth the price if you’re interested in a little innovation.

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