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.
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.
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?
Conclusion: Forget any notion of “going green” or saving the planet with a solar-powered keyboard, the K750 sells itself with convenience alone. Never have to replace a battery or recharge a keyboard again? Sign us up. Steep prices often kill the appeal of products like these, but Logitech’s letting these go for a reasonable $79.99, which strikes us as a small premium for the convenience of never changing a battery again (the company’s cheapest wireless keyboard goes for $49.99 and...
Pros: Conveniently solar powered, Solid wireless connectivity, Dead simple setup, Useful solar app, Quiet and solid feeling, Surprisingly affordable
Cons: Shallow Chiclet design, Glossy chassis shows smudges, dust, No indicator lights for caps lock, etc.
Conclusion: It doesn't get more hassle-free than with the Logitech K750. You don't have to worry about wires and won't be caught unaware by the battery going dead with the K750. About the only thing you have to worry is that the design of the keyboard which is not ergonomic. If you can live with that, the Logitech K750 is one of the more innovative keyboard to hit the market recently.
Excerpt: The Good Indefinite battery life. Quick, automatic setup. Very quiet keys. Attractive design. The Bad Relatively delicate construction. Missing keys, comfort of full-sized ergonomic keyboards. More expensive than some competing compacts. Setup Although it does operate with Macs, the K750 is only officially compatible with Windows systems, and was tested in Windows 7.
Conclusion: Available in smart and stylish black or white finish, the Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 from Logitech is one man-sized option that doesn’t forsake beauty for brawn. The comfortable and responsive keyboard also makes the K750 an excellent choice for anyone wanting to save the world as well as money spent on batteries.
Pros: Sleek; comfortable and responsive keyboard; plenty of room for bigger hands; simple set-up; worthy green credentials; cordless; ability to add a Logitech mouse that uses the same receiver; choice of black or white design; includes cleaning cloth.
Cons: Larger size keyboard may be an issue for some, especially those short on space; some charging issues reported from users; no indicator light for keyboard Caps Lock; flimsy feet aren’t ideal; small dongle could be misplaced.