The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard: A tactile joy

You are now reading the best keyboard review ever written, bar none. Welcome to the world of the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard, the K750.

Deep in the recesses of my mind, I mused on the possibilities of such a device. No batteries, no wires, oodles of comfort. Impossible. But this review hinges on the impossible notion of true, infinitely charged wireless power, flipping it on its head to create the K750.

Almost too comfortable
Firstly, the keyboard’s levels of comfort in terms of speed, responsiveness and weight are spot on. Its 7.5MM thin, weighs in at just over a kilogram and mimics the MacBook’s keys without seeming like a carbon design copy.

I’ve been using the K750 for well over a month now and I have no intention of abandoning it. The keyboard, while standard in terms of layout, encourages a level of touch typing which hinges on fluidity. My fingers fly across the keys as I type each word, with the levels of responsiveness set to “just right”.

Did I mention that it’s tiny? Well, it’s as minuscule as it is super-model thin. It’s as if Logitech managed to strip all extraneous nonsense from the keyboard, barring the keys itself. From top to bottom, this is a keyboard that anyone can become instantly comfortable with.

Unified power
The K750 works in conjunction with a Unifying Receiver, a USB dongle which once plugged into your laptop or desktop PC, will never be seen or heard from again. Once the keyboard has been detected, the Unifying Receiver silently works in the background and as a bonus, is compatible with an array of Logitech wireless mice.

The receiver, a 2.4GHZ wireless dongle sometimes interferes with other wireless products on the same frequency, so heed my warning if you have multiple wireless products. This is an intelligent move from Logitech and encourages customers to purchase compatible gadgets in order to free up USB ports.

Harnessing the sun
The solar power is far from a gimmicky feature. After an initial five to ten minutes of direct sunlight, the keyboard is powered and ready to go. A total of 14 solar panels sit flush against the top of the K750, providing free and endless power. Keeping the power in check is the solar power button which glows green when adequately powered, red when in need of charge.

The keyboard does not require constant sunlight to work. The manual boasts “three months of constant power on a single charge” and I fully believe this statement. Incidental sunlight powers the K750 and the charge indicator remains on a constant 90% after for days at a time.

Lifelong friends
As a replacement keyboard for your computer, the K750 is ideal. A minimal hardware footprint, a completely tactile experience and endless power is not only too good to be true, but a palatable reality. Buy it, use it, love it.

Who it’s for

  • Those looking for an alternative to their lifeless, clunky keyboard

What we like

  • Lightweight and thin
  • Seconds to setup
  • Free energy
  • Fluid typing

What we don’t like

  • The close to ZAR1000 (US$122) price tag. Stings the wallet but worth the initial investment.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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