Monday, November 1st 2010

Logitech Announces K750 Light-Powered Wireless Keyboard

Today, Logitech introduced the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 - the company's first light-powered keyboard. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard powers itself whenever there's light, even indoors, making battery hassles a thing of the past.

"The keyboard is still the best input device for typing emails and IMs, updating your Facebook page or posting responses to your favorite blogs - and the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is the next big innovation in keyboard technology," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech's keyboards and desktops. "The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard is powered by light but can work in total darkness for up to three months. Plus, with its PVC-free construction and fully recyclable packaging, it's designed to minimize its footprint."

Powered by Light - Even Indoors
To give you hassle-free convenience, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard powers itself through its integrated solar panel - no power bricks or charging cables needed.

The included solar power app features a lux meter to help you get the necessary light, makes it easy to get at-a-glance information about battery levels, and even alerts you when you need more power.

Logitech's first solar keyboard can be powered by indoor light and stays charged for at least three months in total darkness. Plus an integrated power-indicator light eliminates surprises.

Only 1/3-Inch Thick
But Logitech did much more than bring solar power to the keyboard. At only 1/3-inch thick, the sleek Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard looks good. With its rounded edges and thin profile, this stylish, streamlined keyboard is a joy to hold and behold.


Feel-Good Typing
The low-profile keyboard features Logitech Incurve keys. Using a concave design, Incurve keys support the shape of your fingertips, while helping guide your fingers to the right keys. In addition, the soft, rounded edges make it easy for your fingers to glide from key to key.

Powerful, Reliable Wireless Connection with Logitech Unifying Technology
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 offers Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, keeping you connected with virtually no delays or dropouts, so you get all the benefits of a cord, with the convenience of wireless. Logitech Advanced 2.4 wireless also includes 128-bit AES encryption with the keyboard - one of the highest levels of security available.

Plus, the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver is small enough to stay in your laptop, so there's no need to unplug it when you move around. And you can easily add up to six Logitech Unifying and Unifying-ready mice and keyboards - without the hassle of multiple USB receivers.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in November 2010 for a suggested retail price of $79.99 (U.S.). To learn more about the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 please visit or our blog for more information.
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26 Comments on Logitech Announces K750 Light-Powered Wireless Keyboard

#2
the54thvoid
I'd love it if they put in illuminated keys only to go "doh!" when the keyboard stopped working as lights go out :laugh:

"stays charged for at least three months in total darkness."
Just read that bit........

What sort of light gives it a 3 month charge? Nuclear detonation?
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#3
Fourstaff
by: the54thvoid

What sort of light gives it a 3 month charge? Nuclear detonation?
Accumulated over the course of 3 years? 3 months is the max amount of juice it can hold in its battery.
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#4
amschip
I would love to see upgraded DiNovo Edge incorporating this :)
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#5
rakesh_sharma23
Solar keyboard is a very good idea.
One idea came in my mind for Logitech guys, why not bundle this keyboard with a self powered mouse, which can collect power by the mouse movement. Same as many watches get power from wrist movement.

Just shake the mouse few times while pc boots up and you are ready to go...

Hope this idea can help save energy.

Rakesh Sharma
India.
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#6
tkpenalty
Wow, I'm surprised that they didn't come up with this earlier... this is pretty amazing i have to admit.
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#7
Bundy
I really do like the look of this keyboard. Nice to see some innovation.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
by: the54thvoid
I'd love it if they put in illuminated keys only to go "doh!" when the keyboard stopped working as lights go out :laugh:

"stays charged for at least three months in total darkness."
Just read that bit........

What sort of light gives it a 3 month charge? Nuclear detonation?
my dinovo has the same battery life, according to logitech.

its more like 3 weeks when used 8 hours a day
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#9
bear jesus
I must admit i love the idea, battery life was the one thing that made me swap back to wired mouse and keyboard.
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Doesn't matter how long it's going to run on battery. Whenever there's light, it charges back up. It shouldn't matter unless your office is inside a cave.
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#11
bear jesus
by: btarunr
Doesn't matter how long it's going to run on battery. Whenever there's light, it charges back up. It shouldn't matter unless your office is inside a cave.
What if your office is like a cave but your monitor is really bright? i wonder what level of light is needed for it to charge, would be awesome if it could run off the light from a monitor.

Although yes it does not really matter, as long as it runs for a few hours in the dark (gaming in the dark?) that's all that really matters.
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#12
Delta6326
i would buy that keyboard as i love my Logitech MX Revolution great battery life and solar would be sweet
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#13
Zehnsucht
Hmm I like it. What's the state of wireless keyboards and gaming? I know I had logitechs "best" wireless mouse 8 years ago, and for gaming it was horrible. It would enter sleep if not moved and took half a second to start going again.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Zehnsucht
Hmm I like it. What's the state of wireless keyboards and gaming? I know I had logitechs "best" wireless mouse 8 years ago, and for gaming it was horrible. It would enter sleep if not moved and took half a second to start going again.
MX1000? they got a lot better after that, but i havent tried the latest.
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#15
white2011
good and very promising compare to battery
can techpowerup test for us this product when have been launch next month ?
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#16
Zehnsucht
by: Mussels
X1000? they got a lot better after that, but i havent tried the latest.
I don't remember the exact model number. Just that it was the MX510 but wireless with charger stand.
EDIT: Found it. It was the MX700. Maybe wasn't top tier. At the time I bought it I thought it was expensive though.


But this keyboard looks pretty neat anywho. Might pick it up.
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#17
Fourstaff
by: btarunr
It shouldn't matter unless your office is inside a cave.
Don't you dare call my mom's basement a cave! :roll:
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#18
bear jesus
by: Fourstaff
Don't you dare call my mom's basement a cave! :roll:
:laugh::roll::laugh:

I really hope TPU can get one of these for review.
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#19
OnBoard
+1 for the review. Very sexy and if I was looking for a wireless keyboard, this would be it. Although my cave is pretty dark and even monitor light won't help as keyboard goes under the desk :(

But I guess it would be 4months use with the very low ambient light, or based on Mussels' post 4 weeks until it runs out of juice :)
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#20
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Love the idea, reminds me of primary school and little solar powered calculators, and it's just plain a good idea to never have to charge it.

I'f the battery can hold out in the dark as long as my dinovo mini, I'll be thororly impressed.
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#21
Completely Bonkers
The guy that did that image rendering should be asked to get his coat, leave the building, and not come back.

I mean, seriously. It is awful. So awful as to be embarrassing. Logitech should not have let that out into the PR channels.
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
solar powered. That gets my vote.
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#23
NC37
You forget that the battery in that keyboard will eventually die. No matter how many charges it can take, it will happen. Hopefully later rather than sooner.

Really it is an A+ idea. But how well its been implemented has me curious. Solar tech even on huge panels can be easily affected by just covering a single cell. Sometimes they just switch themselves completely off. Its not what you think. Covering part usually doesn't mean the rest will keep functioning. Depending on where the cell strip is, might be having to angle lights or positions to keep it charging.

Then of course theres the users like me who don't run with lights on to save power. I'd have this thing drained. Even if I wasn't saving power, I'm kinda used to lower lighting. No way I'd have lights on to charge it. Was irritated when my sister came to visit a couple years ago cause she couldn't stand the low lighting and I had to have every light on in the place. Crazy Minnesotans :D.
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#24
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
It should be able to switch out to an alternative source of power.. itd be quite a hassle if batteries went dead at a crucial moment.
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
It should be able to switch out to an alternative source of power.. itd be quite a hassle if batteries went dead at a crucial moment.
hence why it warns you of battery condition days before that happens.
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