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Logitech Announces K750 Light-Powered Wireless Keyboard

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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."

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I like the design.
 
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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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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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I would love to see upgraded DiNovo Edge incorporating this :)
 
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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.

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I really do like the look of this keyboard. Nice to see some innovation.
 

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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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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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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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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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i would buy that keyboard as i love my Logitech MX Revolution great battery life and solar would be sweet
 

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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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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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good and very promising compare to battery
can techpowerup test for us this product when have been launch next month ?
 

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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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+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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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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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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solar powered. That gets my vote.
 
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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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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.