Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Logitech Announces the Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

Today Logitech announced the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, a living room keyboard that lets you comfortably control your computer screen on your TV. The K400 Plus features a wireless range of up to 33 feet and an integrated touchpad, making it easy to stream movies, TV shows, music and other entertainment on your PC from your couch.

"The living room is a place where we come to relax, entertain ourselves and connect with friends and family," said Charlotte Johs, global vice president of computer peripherals at Logitech. "The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K400 Plus makes it easy to connect your PC to the TV and search for Internet content."
Building off the popular Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400, the K400 Plus features a responsive integrated touchpad with adjustable cursor control, making it a compact all-in-one keyboard and mouse solution. Shortcut buttons give you easy access to volume controls and menu navigation, and the intuitive arrow buttons help you get to your digital entertainment quickly.

Designed for the modern living room in a neutral grey, the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus features a slim design that makes it easy to store and has rounded sides for comfort, making it the perfect keyboard for everyone. With the pre-installed batteries that last up to 18 months, it provides endless hours of entertainment without interruption.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is expected to be available in the United States in June, for a suggested retail price of $39.99, and worldwide in July.
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22 Comments on Logitech Announces the Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
Wow it's amazing how many company's make keyboards with the crappy caps lock lol. I'll just stick my my FAVI keyboard.
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#2
Haytch
So they moved a few buttons around and gave it an ugly yellow feature ?
~I am really impressed with the R&D department, they really went the extra mile with this one~
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
They also rounded over the upper left and right keys.

I mean for $40 you can't expect anything revolutionary, the design is solid already. If you want better look at the K800 series.
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#4
Steven B
whats wrong with having a caps lock key?
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AsRock
TPU addict
Steven B
whats wrong with having a caps lock key?
It's the design of the caps lock key, used t o be common that the caps lock would be part indented so accidental presses would be a lot less likely.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caps_lock
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#6
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
AsRock
It's the design of the caps lock key, used t o be common that the caps lock would be part indented so accidental presses would be a lot less likely.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caps_lock
That isn't possible with this style of keyboard.
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#7
theonedub
habe fidem
Haytch
So they moved a few buttons around and gave it an ugly yellow feature ?
~I am really impressed with the R&D department, they really went the extra mile with this one~
They fixed the right shift key which made the last model a pain to type with. It's the only real issue I have with my K400 (spare kb) aside from the ugly design on the touchpad it has.
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
newtekie1
That isn't possible with this style of keyboard.
Sure they could not make the indent as deep but they could put a bit of one in the key by the looks of it.

Anyways FAVI with bluetooth owns it anyways.
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Couldn't stand my FAVI, doing any typing on it was useless. Works ok for contolling Kodi, but that was it.
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
newtekie1
Couldn't stand my FAVI, doing any typing on it was useless. Works ok for contolling Kodi, but that was it.
Each to there own right :), i have 0 issue's pressing the keys on it.

This is the one i use, the only thing i dislike with it is the ROKU as it's not supported still :(.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090BTY8Y/?tag=tec06d-20
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#11
Nordic
I just got the k400 about 3 weeks ago myself. I don't see much benefit of this one over the k400.
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#12
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
AsRock
Each to there own right :), i have 0 issue's pressing the keys on it.
It isn't really that I had issues, just that I hated typing on it. But then again I hate typing on a phone keyboard too, I prefer a full size keyboard and type much faster on a full size keyboard. But like you said, to each their own.:toast:

james888
I just got the k400 about 3 weeks ago myself. I don't see much benefit of this one over the k400.
I will say them re-arranging the arrow keys to make the right shift properly laid out is a nice benefit. There are some small subtle improvement, but that is all the keyboard needs. It isn't like they are charging more for the K400 Plus, it is $40 just like the original K400. The K400 Plus is just replacing the old K400 in the product stack.
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#13
remixedcat
I love my K400 saves me the effort of having a sep. mouse+KB for HTPC I kinda was turned off the favi because it's too small.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
they perfected this design with the dinovo edge, why the hell not re-release that instead?
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#15
remixedcat
Mussels
they perfected this design with the dinovo edge, why the hell not re-release that instead?
sososososoososososos THIIISSSS!!!!!
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#16
Liquid Cool
It kind of looks like they went out of there way to pick an ugly shade of yellow. I happen to have this same color on my Logitech LS1 mouse...believe it or not...it actually looks worse in person.

I was going to pick up the K400 about three months back, but Microsoft's media keyboard was on sale for 3 bucks less...and my budget was tight. For 21.99, it's not a bad keyboard either. Rather durable and works at a pretty decent distance, around corners etc.

A lot of people own(and like) the K400, I hope this holds up to the prior keyboards reputation.

Best,

Liquid Cool
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#17
GreiverBlade
kinda look like my Win Media Keyboard

if they had the K400 plus available i might have not had choose that one :ohwell: (and at a price under 40chf ...)

also it doesn't mention it, or i am blind, is the touchpad gesture capable?
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#18
AsRock
TPU addict
newtekie1
It isn't really that I had issues, just that I hated typing on it. But then again I hate typing on a phone keyboard too, I prefer a full size keyboard and type much faster on a full size keyboard. But like you said, to each their own.:toast:



I will say them re-arranging the arrow keys to make the right shift properly laid out is a nice benefit. There are some small subtle improvement, but that is all the keyboard needs. It isn't like they are charging more for the K400 Plus, it is $40 just like the original K400. The K400 Plus is just replacing the old K400 in the product stack.
I hate typing on phones to but never had a issue with the FAVI which mine to is back lit and has a awesome battery life.
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#19
Nordic
GreiverBlade
kinda look like my Win Media Keyboard

if they had the K400 plus available i might have not had choose that one :ohwell: (and at a price under 40chf ...)

also it doesn't mention it, or i am blind, is the touchpad gesture capable?
It should be gesture capable. The k400 is.
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#20
newtekie1
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Mussels
they perfected this design with the dinovo edge, why the hell not re-release that instead?
The diNovo edge was expensive as hell, which is why it didn't sell.

Plus, the touch wheel thing was cool, but since it didn't support gestures it didn't work correctly with Windows 8.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
newtekie1
The diNovo edge was expensive as hell, which is why it didn't sell.

Plus, the touch wheel thing was cool, but since it didn't support gestures it didn't work correctly with Windows 8.
i use mine just fine in windows 8, although i don't use the gestures. a re-release should be cheaper, parts usually drop in price.
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#22
Doc41
i prefer my K400r over this, i especially hate the squished arrow buttons.... seems they just moved the media buttons and replaced a few Fn for android (F1,2,3,4)
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