Logitech Introduces Wireless Solar Keyboard

Integrated solar panels on the K750 eliminate the need for batteries and the company claims it can hold a charge for 3 months in total darkness.

Antone Gonsalves

November 2, 2010

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Logitech Solar Powered Keyboard

Logitech Solar Powered Keyboard

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Logitech Solar Powered Keyboard

Logitech has introduced a solar-powered, wireless keyboard that removes the hassle of always having to have batteries on hand.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750, unveiled Monday, powers itself whenever there's light, even indoors, the company said. A full-charged Solar Keyboard can stay charged for at least three months in total darkness.

The keyboard powers itself through integrated solar panels and includes an integrated power-indicator light. The device is a third of an inch thick, and incurve keys that support the shape of fingertips. In addition, the keys have rounded edges that make it easier for fingers to glide from key to key, Logitech says.

The K750 uses 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, which Logitech claims offers "virtually no delays or dropouts." The keyboard also includes 128-bit AES encryption for security.

The Solar Keyboard requires a receiver that plugs into a computer's USB port. The receiver is small enough that a person can leave in his laptop when he moves around. The same receiver can also be used for some Logitech wireless mice.

The K750 is scheduled to be available in the U.S. and Europe in November for a suggested retail price of $80. On Nov. 15, Logitech plans to offer for download a solar power app that offers power levels and alerts the user then more power is needed.

Earlier this month, Logitech introduced a Google TV product line that was the first of at least a handful of forthcoming consumer electronics devices designed to support Google's effort to bring television and Internet content together in on a single platform.

The Logitech Revue, a $300 set-top box that integrates with existing video hardware and TVs and allows those devices to be controlled from a single remote. the Revue comes with a wireless keyboard control.


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