Logitech keyboard, mouse combo touts 3-year battery

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Logitech has launched a new keyboard and mouse combo that raises the bar in power efficiency. The Wireless Desktop MK710 boasts a three-year battery life per device -- an industry first, the company claims. Both peripherals transmit data more quickly and efficiently using the company's 2.4GHz RF adapter, and the amount of time they are left in active mode when idle has been reduced.

What exactly constitutes three years of use, though? Logitech says the keyboard is good for about two million keystrokes per year in an office environment, and the mouse's juice will vary between users and computing conditions.

The combo uses Logitech's itty-bitty Unifying receiver to minimize clutter. Keyboard features include a low-profile design with concave keys, Windows shortcuts on the F-keys, media buttons, a cushioned palm rest, an LCD display for caps lock, scroll lock, num lock, and battery life. The mouse boasts "hyper-fast scrolling," and 128-bit AES encryption.

The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 will ship to Europe sometime this month and should arrive stateside in April with a suggested retail price of $99.99.

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