Logitech unveils wireless solar keyboard, the K750

By Jos
Nov 1, 2010
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  1. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    First thought when watching the video; imagine misplacing that little USB-transmittor... Really easy to plug in, nearly impossible to unplug.

    Imagine how it would be like if, say... airports, started using this keyboard? Some electricity saved, and tonnes of praises from the IT-dep. that no keyboard will recieve another's signals... would really ruin my day if I ended up somewhere random...
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,126

    that is cool, its not to bad for $80 i might buy one.
  3. rebelinhyd

    rebelinhyd Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    now thats an awesome product!! going wireless always came with the pain of replacing batteries or charging them!!this is the way to go!!
  4. omega00

    omega00 Newcomer, in training Posts: 37

    That's a brilliant solution by Logitech... and it's great for the environment, fewer batteries in landfills. I'm a bit surprised a product like this hadn't come sooner. It's still a bit on the pricey side, but the concept is heading in the right direction.

    Now, if only Logitech could incorporate the use of solar power into their mouses, then that would be something worth celebrating. I stopped using my wireless mouse and went back to my corded mouse, because the batteries died way too often.
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274

    Yea I was wondering the same thing. I currently have to MX 3200 mouse and keyboard, and the keyboard runs on 4 AAs. I rarely ever change the batteries in it, maybe every 6 months or longer. What I'm saying is that my mouse goes thru batteries faster than my keyboard so when is the solar mouse coming?
  6. bakape

    bakape TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 123

    The video is agreeably very cheese to the point of ridiculousness. One thing is doing that for comedy, like Ashens or so, but in this case it just seems pathetic, or is it a blend of humour beyond my feeble comprehension...hmm.

    That aside, I never understood why would one want a keyboard for $80 or so, when you can get a cheap one for about 6, or a wireless for twice as much? I've been using my Acme for many years, with no quality implications, so I don't really see a point in paying extra for branding and perhaps a few extra keys.
  7. Johny47

    Johny47 Newcomer, in training Posts: 157

    I have a basic Logitech PS/2 keyboard and I never liked wireless keyboard/mice etc because of the 'fuss' of charging them all the time but this is very cool so 'way to go' Logitech =)

    If the price is nice aswell I'll get one.
  8. crzydave

    crzydave Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    That actually sounds pretty sick. I wonder if in the future they will start incorporating this technology into their game peripherals.
  9. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 742   +14

    Complexity is on my mind today. Seems too complex. Still find my generic $3 keyboard to be the best I ever owned.
  10. bakape

    bakape TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 123

    My point exactly :)
  11. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 156

    As soon as my current keyboard gets fried, I'm going to buy this. I avoid wireless stuff due to batteries but solar energy is win.
  12. killamoves

    killamoves Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    I would buy one of these if it wasn't so expensive. It's a very good green idea.
  13. Neojt

    Neojt TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 131   +6

    I bought a logitech Illluminated keybord and its the best investement i ever made

    the feal is awsome and since its so heavy it dosent move.

    But seriously a solar keybord. Who has a computer where there's alot of dayslight !

    I prefer Seeing something in my screen better than having a solar charging capabilities!!!
     
  14. hassaan

    hassaan Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    It works on ambient light I read at some other forum. Ambient light means the excess light that is bouncing around in a room! NOT NATURAL LIGHT!! If there's enough light for you too see / read a book, then it's considered ambient light!
    Pretty neat I must admit. Waiting for an actual review.
  15. mpribe

    mpribe Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    And we move one step closer to the union of couch, TV and desktop computer. Now Logitech needs to stick a trackball on the side of this thing.
  16. Flipcharm

    Flipcharm Newcomer, in training

    Brilliant piece of hardware.
    Can't wait to buy it and ditch my current wireless keyboard (also Logitech).

    But the solar mouse, guys, come on, show us the solar mouse! :)
  17. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel Newcomer, in training Posts: 94

    Indeed nice piece of hardware but 80 $ for a keyboard it's way to much. Plus, who keeps a keyboard for 15 years? I think I changed 3 keyboards in 9 years.
  18. neowing

    neowing TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 247

    The post states that it is "the solar Power" but I think the hardware keep advance to the next generation too early. What I am worried: How long Solar panel will keep hot ? Is it too hot to touching the panel by accident ?

    I think they have to reconsider to test 1 or 2 years to finalize it because this keyboard is advanced technology after all.
  19. Jetatt23

    Jetatt23 Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    I had an old Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse pair, and they were constantly eating away at batteries. The keyboard died after about two years, but the mouse is still functional, albeit at the cost of 2 AAs a month. This keyboard is a pretty cool idea, and a mouse version would be a must have, although it will be difficult seeing as how the mouse is always covered by a hand.
  20. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Booster Posts: 991   +82

    soon we'll have everything solar powered. at 80$ it isn't that expensive but they can do better.
  21. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 865   +167

    This keyboard has to suck for gaming in the dark :p, but the idea is great! 80$ seems a little expensive for something that could be easily replaced though.
  22. frodough

    frodough Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    well keyboards uses very little power, one of my wireless keyboards still feeding on the pair AA batteries for over 1.5 yr now. what im interested is when will cell phone get integrated solar charging option and also charges itself when statics from the human hands passes through the phone. would love to have something like that right now :)
  23. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 908   +36

    lol... I JUST bought the Logitech K800, the wireless backlit keyboard. Sure the battery might not last very long considering it has a backlight (I haven't drained it yet), but it recharges with a microUSB plug (like the Logitech Performance Mouse MX) and the batteries are replaceable if you so wish, so its very easy to charge. While the thought of having a solar powered keyboard is intriguing and that thing is THIN~, I'll continue testing out my K800 (so far I really, REALLY like it).
  24. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 357   +30

    Pretty cool... this should of been done long ago though. I must say i'm surprised with all the recent "green movement" crap floating around this doesn't have green stickers all over it to capture the attention of eco-mentalists. Regardless I genuinely think it is a good idea.Let's get some LED backlighting into this and then we're really talkin'.
  25. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Posts: 1,000   +37

    I'm a gamer and I game in the dark. I dont believe solar panels can use the light from monitors to charge the batteries.. the (guessing) unreplaceable battiers would be dead rendering this keyboard useless. I have a very nice Logitech keyboard and Logitech mouse that I am very satisfied with. The mouse has two chargable batteries, and charge dock, so charge and swap. I dont doubt this product would be wonderful for some people. Heck, maybe I'll start playing in the light soon. ;)


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