Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac Review
15 April 2013
Excerpt: Logitech's latest keyboard is wireless, slim and runs on free solar energy. Did we get your attention? The Wireless Solar Keyboard or K750 for short, it Logitech's first ever solar powered wireless keyboard and now it's available for Mac users. Oh yes, Apple's battery muncher of a wireless keyboard is in for some steep competition as far as I can tell.
Summary: We found complete reviews and hands-on testing of the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard on a number of sites, including CNET, PCMag.com, TrustedReviews.com, the U.K.'s TechRadar.com, ComputerShopper.com and About.com. Hundreds of user reviews give the keyboard a perfect or near-perfect average on Newegg.com and Amazon.com.
Pros: Solar collector works even in low light, Eco-friendly construction and packaging, Sleek design, Unifying receiver works with other Logitech products
Cons: Not ergonomic, No wrist rest, Glossy finish attracts fingerprints
Excerpt: (1 items) It’s been over three years since Logitech debuted its diNovo Edge Mac Edition ( ), and nearly as long since the release of the diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition ( )—two keyboard that, thanks to superior key technology, a Mac-focused design and key layout, and Mac-specific special features, were among the best Mac keyboards I’ve ever used.
Pros: Very good key feel, Special-function F-keys match Apple's keyboards, Mac-standard keys and layout, full numeric keypad, Low profile design with good ergonomics, Light-powered battery with long life, Wireless
Cons: Less customization than prior Logitech keyboards, Key spacing frustrating for touch-typists
Excerpt: The Good Well adapted to the Mac. Comfortable, accurate, quiet typing. Potentially runs for many years; green. Full-size keyboard layout. Solar App simple but works. Good-looking; small, 'universal' adapter. Price is right. The Bad Sometimes tricky to get a sustainable charge. No port to directly charge in a pinch. May be too wide for some users. Backlight would be appreciated.
Pros: Well adapted to the Mac., Comfortable, accurate, quiet typing., Potentially runs for many years; green., Full-size keyboard layout., Solar App simple but works., Good-looking; small, 'universal' adapter., Price is right.
Cons: Sometimes tricky to get a sustainable charge., No port to directly charge in a pinch., May be too wide for some users., Backlight would be appreciated.
Excerpt: This light powered keyboard from Logitech charges itself whenever there is a source of light, even staying charged when left in three months of total darkness. Its thin frame and smooth styling mean its eco-credentials don't come at a cost to design, making it the ideal eco companion keyboard for any desktop.
Conclusion: The K750's claim to fame is that it features integrated solar panels that eliminate the hassles associated with replacing or recharging traditional AA batteries. It's important to note, however, that the K750 isn't powered directly by the sun - it instead uses light (either natural or artificial) to keep an integrated Manganese Lithium button-cell battery topped up at all times.
Conclusion: Otherwise, the K750 is truly a great keyboard. It’s comfortable, it’s punchy yet silent, you will never have to worry about batteries anymore and to top it off, it looks beautiful. It’s slightly pricey at $72, but it makes the Sun work for you. That’s worth it alone, right?