Summary: Logitech's K750 wireless solar keyboard gets our Editors' Choice Award for being an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional input devices with convenient extras and an affordable price.
Pros: The affordable Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 boasts two solar panels that power the keyboard while you type, and other eco-conscious features include PVC-free construction and fully recyclable packaging.
Cons: The keyboard lacks an integrated palm rest, which may limit its appeal for heavy typists, and there's currently no software support for Mac OS.
Conclusion: The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 has a sleek aesthetic, and features solar panels that perpetually draw in light to power the keyboard.
Pros: Powered by light, so no batteries required. Slim form factor. Wireless USB dongle requires no driver installation. Configuration software is available for tinkerers. Unifying technology allows you to connect several other Logitech devices to one USB receiver. Lovely design.
Cons: Glossy frame attracts fingerprints and smudge marks. Scissor-style chiclet keys and low-profile design don?t make for a sound ergonomic keyboard.
Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac Review
15 December 2011
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: Everything about Logitech’s new solar-powered keyboard screams “green” — except maybe its black and white case. Constructed of PVC-free plastic, packed in recyclable packaging with no included paper manual, and using only available light to power itself, it’s as friendly to the environment as a piece of computer hardware is likely to get.
Pros: All you need is some sunshine. No battery hassles or sudden lost connections. Sleek, nearly flat design doesn’t hog desktop real estate. Mini-USB transceiver can connect additional Logitech input devices.
Cons: While flat slab design looks cool, typing on it may be uncomfortable for some (kickstand legs help). Keeping with the “green” theme, there’s no paper manual and the setup info on the box is minimal. Software downloads are Windows-only.
Excerpt: Logitech has put together a really nice pairing with this keyboard-mouse combo, featuring one of the best keyboards on the market. The Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 from Logitech is an excellent piece of hardware that includes a full keyboard and number pad. Even though its wireless, the keyboard runs on solar power and can be charged via sunlight (or even interior/artificial light) so you never have to worry about batteries.
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 For The Mac Review
22 November 2011
Summary: Overall, we enjoyed typing away on this keyboard. The fact that it is wireless and solar powered gives it power over all other wireless keyboards on the market. You will like the sleek, thin design too. It will take your fingers some time to adjust to the push power required for key recognition, but they will probably become stronger in the process!
Pros: Light-Powered Genius:, No Batteries Required:, Layout Like A Mac:, From The Desk To The Couch:, Unify:, Solar App:, The Skinny:, Nice Price:
Conclusion: The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac has that sleek aesthetic that will fit in seamlessly with your iMac or Mac Pro desktop. Its solar panels perpetually absorb light, so you won't have to worry about changing batteries—ever.
Pros: Powered by light, so no batteries required. Slim form factor. Wireless USB dongle is plug and play. Solar App software is available in App store. Unifying receiver allows you to connect several other Logitech devices to one USB receiver. Lovely design.
Cons: Scissor-style chiclet keys and low-profile design aren't comfortable. No Bluetooth.
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.