Reviews and Problems with Logitech Wireless Solar K760
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IMPORTANT: Software support for this product is crappy.
6 April 2014
Summary: I bought this product and realized that Cmd-shift-tab interrupts Cmd-tab. In other words, when switching between windows, you can only go in one direction. Toggling the shift key causes an interruption and breaks out of the application switcher resulting in a very frustrating user experience. Logitech has been made aware of this problem more than 8 months ago but they have so far not provided any solution. The link to the forum is right below.
Excerpt: I love the ease of going back and forth from my iphone to my ipad with a touch of a button, but one time I was using it to text on my iphone and it completely locked up my phone. I could not do anything with the phone, not backspace, turn off, reboot or anything. Tried several times holding down the power button to no avail. Finally after a few minutes my iphone rebooted itself. Even turning off the keyboard during that time did nothing.
Summary: I was so looking forward to getting the Logitech Wireless Solar K760 Keyboard. I loved it at first. The idea of never having to replace batteries was such a perk. However, after months and months of use...I find it comes with it's own unique set of problems. It's nicely designed and it's fully functional...BUT...it loses its connection way too often. And that's a problem. If you return to your computer after 10 minutes of non-use, it will take 20 seconds to reconnect.
Summary: There is one flaw in the design of the product -- cannot disable the function keys for bluetooth device switch after pairing. And the device switch is a SINGLE key, does not require any key-combination. In other word, when you try to reach for other keys in the upper left corner, if you accidentally touch one of the function keys for device switch, the pairing gets lost. You have to go back to click the correct function key again. This seems only a little annoying.
Summary: Problem #1: The keyboard re-establishes the Bluetooth connection with my Macbook Pro Retina 13 every time I want to use it, so there is easily a 3-5 second lag between when I start typing my password into it and when it starts to show up on screen. This means that on occasion it will not catch everything I'm typing, and I have to re-enter the password. Not the hugest problem in the world, but irritating. Problem #2: I don't really like the feel of the keys.
Summary: It would be nice if Windows was supported. Geez, just a driver ? The only bluetooth keyboards for windows are the expensive and BIG diNovo (nice, but too big to be practical for stuffing into a knapsack when moving around locations), or the comically little bitty mini diNovo. Then there's all the keyboard/mouse combos, which are also too big because they have the numeric and arrow keypads, as well as all the dorky buttons and LCD clock/calculator.
Summary: Very well made, although a bit flimsy if compared to Apple's own keyboards. A nice idea nonetheless, although and to be very honest, the Apple own BT wireless keyboard has somehow a better look and more of a solid feel during use. My main gripe is that in it's effort to save on battery power, it switches off more often when not in use to conserve power, and in many cases it is just impossible to reconnect again to my new Mac Mini. A restart is a must.
Summary: The keys are a bit rattle-y (its not a deal breaker) and it is much slower than the Apple keyboard at connecting to your mac and being ready to use. However the convenience of not having to use battery's is a big plus. Arrived quickly, undamaged and well packaged.
Summary: The usability and functionality on this keyboard are excellent. Works well and easily with iPads/iPhones, etc, as well as paring with my main Mac. The solar charging works faultlessly. So why just 3 stars? Well, it feels to me rather cheap and tacky. What you might think was aluminium is just coloured plastic, and the keys are looser and rattlier than the Apple equivalent. The feel of a keyboard is very important to me, as I live on it all day.