Conclusion: I really enjoy using the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, it provides a pleasant typing experience and has a beautiful design. The keyboard is very comfortably and the key backlighting works really well, it's functional and not just there for the fancy look. There are no bells and whistles on this keyboard, but it has about everything an average PC user needs.
Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard Reviewed. Verdict: A Niche Product for Anyone who Must Have Everything Wireless
30 April 2009
Excerpt: With the exception of gaming keyboards, the ubiquitous keyboard really hasn't changed all that much over the years. Newer models may have a couple extra buttons and the like, but the last BIG change was probably the development of wireless keyboards. Even then, their bulky size and less-than-stellar range were not exactly something to write home about!
Conclusion: Priced a bit expensively at AED 399/- (roughly US$110), the Illumanated Keyboard is best for people that like to type in the dark or ones that like their system to just look cool. I do wish that Logitech had a USB port on it but other than that, its a great component to write your long articles on.
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard and DiNovo Keyboard for Notebooks Review
6 February 2009
Conclusion: The final and most important thing the DiNovo and Illuminated Keyboards have in common is what Logitech calls PerfectStroke engineering, as seen in the flagship DiNovo Edge. We won't pretend to follow the company's technical spiel about precision micro-scissors that distribute force evenly across each key surface, but basically PerfectStroke gives the pair a better, more responsive typing feel than you'd think possible given their ultra-flat form factors.
Summary: The keyboard - with its well-implemented backlighting - has a lot of advantages and features over standard desktop keyboards with its hybrid notebook/desktop key layout that puts it ahead of the competition.
Pros: Thin and small profile, Good key travel, Bright back-light; virtually no light leakage, 4 step back-light brightness control, 3-year limited hardware warranty
Cons: DEL and INS buttons are too small, No integrated USB hub, Awkward height on bottom row of keys, Excessive USB power consumption, No button to increase light intensity, Caps, Num, Scroll Lock LEDs hidden below numpad, Cannot adjust keyboard feet height
Excerpt: One of Logitech’s newest products is the Illuminated Keyboard. It is a thin, stylish product that has Logitech has been working towards for some time. We first started seeing products like this –backlit with notebook style keys–some time ago but larger companies have generally restricted notebook keys to high-style lines and backlighting to gaming products.
Excerpt: If Art Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus keyboard has your wallet crying uncle and Saitek’s Cyborg is a little loud for your tastes, Logitech’s new, ultra-slim Illuminated Keyboard might be just the ticket to bring some flavor to your desk. We found it to be tasteful, comfortable to type on, and well built, making it one of the best style-minded keyboards to float through our offices.
Pros: crisp and quiet keystrokes; subtle LED lights; hot keys coupled with useful software; quality feel
Summary: I think that the Logitech Illuminated keyboard is an excellent, comfortable, keyboard. The PerfectStroke Key System has good mechanical properties and is comfortable to use in general. I would have personally preferred a shorter key travel (I type faster with a shorter travel), but you’ll have to try for yourself – it is smooth.