Excerpt: Logitech recently updated its Media Center peripheral series and introduced the “diNovo Edge” a keyboard with an integrated trackpad. The company has gone on record to say that it is the world’s best keyboard… Does it live up to this lofty claim? Read on to find out. The Logitech diNovo Edge simply put is one of the most stunning wireless keyboards we have ever come across.
Excerpt: That said you don’t have to use a mouse at all with the diNovo Edge. The little black circle on the right bottom quadrant of the Edge keyboard is a touch pad pointing device like those we are used to seeing on notebook computers.
Logitech DiNovo Edge Rechargeable Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac
5 May 2008
Summary: In the Windows world, Logitech's diNovo edge easily beats its clunky keyboard competition. Against Apple, it stands out a bit less. The Mac Edition of the diNovo Edge is still a better keyboard overall than the iMac's default model, but not enough to justify its high price.
Pros: Wireless and rechargeable; no USB receiver needed since Apple has one built-in; improved touch-pad sensitivity.
Cons: Expensive; convenient Mac-specific keys; tougher competition with Apple's own hardware; volume slider still horrible.
Summary: Thanks to its sharp design, it's easy to imagine this keyboard in the living room or in any high-visibility area. We only wish its touch-sensitive features were more responsive, which especially stings considering the price. If you're willing to accept a $200 keyboard with a few minor flaws, we recommend it.
Pros: First rechargeable wireless keyboard; visually pleasing design; satisfying heft and surface grip; crisp key response.
Cons: Expensive; touch-sensitive pad and volume control are not very responsive.
Conclusion: Nowadays, fortunately for the computer user -- it's not just about function anymore. Prior to the popularity of computers as a home entertainment device, design is almost completely irrelevant. Beige cases, beige monitors, beige keyboards with grey keys and funny sounding springs -- oh, the memories (IBM, much?). However, in the recent few years, it seems that major changes have taken place.
Conclusion: The palm rest can get downright chilly on cold mornings, but for the most part the diNovo Edge is very comfortable to use. Its typing feel is a little hard to describe -- think of a notebook PC rather than a desktop, but the best notebook keyboard you've ever used. Logitech explains that what it calls PerfectStroke design uses a notebook-style scissor mechanism instead of the rubber domes found beneath most desktop keyboards' keys, but one that distributes force evenly...
Summary: I have been using the diNovo Edge keyboard on my test system for about two weeks and for the most part, everything works as-advertised. There is little doubt in my mind that this is a very sleek, sexy and attractive keyboard. Measuring just over half an inch thick, I would consider this to be the nicest looking keyboard I have reviewed thus far.