Green Gadget of the Week: Logitech's solar keyboard

Summary:The wireless keyboard uses any form of light to charge up and includes a 'unifying' receiver to connect up to 6 Logitech mice or keyboards.

(This is the latest in a regular weekly series of spotlights on green technology that’s accessible to you and me. If you have a product to suggest for coverage, please send a note via my contact email.)

Since I literally just changed the batteries on my own wireless keyboard earlier this week, it occurred to me that more of you might want to know about the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750, which was introduced late in 2010.

Retail-priced at just under $80, the keyboard uses solar power -- actually any form of light -- to keep itself charged up. The company said that it can go for up to three months in darkness without being charged. A solar app provides the information you need about charge levels and such.

The keyboard is about one-third inch thick, and it is made out of PVC-free materials, further enhancing its green technology credentials. It includes 2.4 gigahertz wireless, along with 128-bit AES encryption, as well as a unifying receiver that you can use to connect up to six Logitech mice or keyboards. Another thing to note: the product carries a three-year hardware warranty.

Sadly, if you are Macintosh user like me, you're out of luck: The keyboard requires either Windows Vista or Windows 7.

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Topics: Hardware

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Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism lif... Full Bio

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