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Monday, 01 November 2010 11:35

Logitech announces solar powered keyboard

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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K750 says no batteries ever again
While some may argue that the green movement is just a bunch of tree hugging hippie nonsense, Logitech's latest announcement is one of the more practical green(ish) things you might see. The company has announced a solar-powered wireless keyboard, which pretty much means good bye to batteries.

The keyboard dubbed the Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 comes equipped with solar panels that collect and store energy. Logitech says that a fully charged keyboard is capable of running at least three months in total darkness.

K750 boasts Logitech’s concave key cap design and runs on Logitech’s Advanced 2.4GHz wireless. It’s only ¼ inches thick and as you can see, it's pretty sleek. It supports XP, Vista and Windows 7 and to make things even more interesting, it uses Logitech’s Unifying receiver, which allows for adding up to six Logitech’s unifying-ready keyboards and mice.

The Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 should hit US and EU markets sometime this month with a suggested retail price standing at $79.99. It comes with a 4-year limited hardware warranty and all it needs is some light. Hear that Duracell? Only light!

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+11 #1 nforce4max 2010-11-01 15:05
Goody goody I still use CRTs and my room is bright enough for my house plants.
 
 
+7 #2 thomasg 2010-11-01 15:54
This is a really neat concept, I would love to see it trickle down to other devices, like wireless controllers. Have you ever been playing with a 360 controller and have the batteries die in the middle of the action? The only problem is, where to put the solar panels so it would still get light when you're using it. But if that keyboard can last 3 months on a full charge, maybe it won't be a problem.
 
 
-11 #3 yasin 2010-11-01 20:11
wait, so if i want to game in the dark, i need another keyboard?i can understand this in the office, but i think this isnt going to sell to well to the home consumer if they use their pc in the dark/
 
 
+5 #4 Haberlandt 2010-11-01 21:57
Quoting yasin:
wait, so if i want to game in the dark, i need another keyboard?i can understand this in the office, but i think this isnt going to sell to well to the home consumer if they use their pc in the dark/
If you want to play WoW in your basement, pick another keyboard...
 
 
+9 #5 Marker51 2010-11-01 23:35
Quoting yasin:
wait, so if i want to game in the dark, i need another keyboard?i can understand this in the office, but i think this isnt going to sell to well to the home consumer if they use their pc in the dark/


Nothing more frustrating than people commenting on an article bashing some idea without reading the article.

"Logitech says that a fully charged keyboard is capable of running at least three months in total darkness."
 
 
+3 #6 JAB Creations 2010-11-02 07:52
It looks nice and has the desirable layout (there better be no lame F-lock on there!) though where are the media keys? At least volume and previous, play/pause and next track would be nice with a volume knob like on my Logitech G110.

Still I like the idea and hope it catches on and hope that the glow from an LCD counts enough to keep them working. ;-)
 
 
-1 #7 Adamal 2010-11-02 12:12
When you consider that most geeks have a similar reaction to sunlight as vampires do, I think that crosses out a big market share!
 
 
+2 #8 sidje 2010-11-02 12:27
The funny thing is that, even if all your negative points are true, I still want it...


P.S. ...and you know you do to :D C'mon, it's a solar powered keyboard for God's sake :D What's not to like about it :D
 

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