Logitech unveils wireless solar keyboard, the K750

By Jos
Nov 1, 2010
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  1. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    What a joke.. My question is who is going to use this keyboard under sun light? my monitor doesnt allow me to use it outside my flat.
  2. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 142

    It's 80 bucks? I'd rather spend 10 dollars on a simple keyboard that doesn't require another source of light to power it. What if you play in a room without natural light -_-
  3. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo Newcomer, in training Posts: 64

    cool , but unnecessary since current wireless keyboards last like 6 months or more on battery's anyway..
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    But how many people have their computers next to a window with all that glare coming in?
  5. UT66

    UT66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    relying on the power of the sun? you mean like... superman? indeed painfully cheesy
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    God, $80 to you, its costing us £69.99 from Logitech. Thats around $112 USD! grr!

    Though I'm seriously considering that, as the noise of this Logitech Wave is now doing my head in. I might even use the return thingy Logitech offer to return my Wave and get a credit towards it. :)
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 948   +45

    Just as a reminder, the keyboard doesn't need JUST sunlight. It can charge from any continuous light source, as long as it is strong enough (it doesn't take much actually to be "Strong enough"); I have a watch the very same way.
  8. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    It could charge buy itself using the light of your screen :)
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Yeah I was thinking that, or the desk lamp next to my printer on my desk would probably do it too. :)

    I used to use a much bigger solar panel setup to trickle charge the battery on my weekend car - Worked a treat even on overcast days. :)
  10. ional10

    ional10 Newcomer, in training

    Looks cool! It's about time Logitech got more environmentally friendly, if the price is right (down here in aus), I could be buying this keyboard.
  11. therickster90

    therickster90 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I wish my Kindle would do this. Then it would last FOREVER.
     
  12. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 427   +19

    I had a logitech keyboard before it worked fine I had to change it when I upgraded my machine as it did not support the newer one.The price tag of 80 $ seems a bit high but everything that is solar powered is quite costly.
    15 years & can run without light for 3 months seems nice.This keyboard seems to also be comfortable to the hands.This is what you say an investment you will profit if the keyboard does work for 15 or close to 15 years.
  13. dlen

    dlen Newcomer, in training Posts: 32

    This is brilliant idea. It would be nice to embed solar batteries in netbooks.
  14. turbotank84

    turbotank84 Newcomer, in training

    Hmmm solar keyboard? i wonder how well does it work. Do you have to stick the keyboard under direct sunlight? How bright does a regular home light need to be to be able to charge the keyboard? How long does it take to charge? It's still too new of a tech and not as useful as a rechargeable usb. I am living in arizona and there is no way I want my room to have any sunlight in it. Do you know how hot it is here? LOL
  15. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 117

    Green, enviromentally friendly technology has to be adopted in other more power consuming devices like laptops for instance! Think of a solar panel on the rear of every laptops screen! Anyway, logitech took a little step forward.
  16. fluxcapacitor

    fluxcapacitor Newcomer, in training

    This sounds pretty interesting. I'm on my 2nd wireless mouse/keyboard combo from Logitech and couldn't be happier. I think the first I bought from them was the old MX700 rechargeable mouse way back in like 2002.
  17. coolhandz84

    coolhandz84 Newcomer, in training

    I have always liked solar cells, i try to be "green" any way that I can. I like the idea of putting solar cells on electronics, however i feel that they could take it further by putting them on the lids of laptops or any other unused surface areas such as around the keys or screen. I would be willing to sacrifice weight for longer battery life and a cleaner environment as i'm sure other wouldn't mind either.
  18. coolhandz84

    coolhandz84 Newcomer, in training

    I have always liked solar cells, i try to be "green" any way that I can. I like the idea of putting solar cells on electronics, however i feel that they could take it further by putting them on the lids of laptops or any other unused surface areas such as around the keys or screen. I would be willing to sacrifice weight for longer battery life and a cleaner environment as i'm sure other wouldn't mind either.
  19. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl Newcomer, in training Posts: 86

    Great! Now I can bring this during Father and Son Campings!
  20. The wireless solar keyboard Κ750 from Logitech is a very important ecological innovation showing a likely future trend. Its ergonomic design and its small thickness are also two important features.

    It supports all the known Windows versions (XP, VISTA, 7).
    Obviously, it does'nt support Bluetooth technology.

    Is operation is based on a small rechargable battery which is included in the keyboard and charged through the solar panels of the keyboard, even with an internal room or desk light.

    We look forward to seeing similar products from other companies, as well as its price fall!

    http://www.lagiplan.gr


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