Logitech launches solar-powered keyboard

Logitech launches solar-powered keyboard

Summary: Logitech launched a wireless solar keyboard, its first. The K750 powers itself via integrated solar panels. Without light the keyboard can operate for three months.

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Just when you thought solar was headed everywhere---rooftops, utility poles and deserts to name a few places---it's coming to your keyboard too.

Logitech on Monday launched a wireless solar keyboard, its first. The K750 powers itself via integrated solar panels. Without light the keyboard can operate for three months.

Now the keyboard's technology sounds very familiar to what you'd find in a watch. Citizen has had solar powered watches for years. The watch absorbs indoor or outdoor light. Logitech is using the same concept.

Logitech's solar keyboard is powered by integrated solar panels across the top and comes with an app that will be available Nov. 15. The app tracks battery levels and has a meter to alert you when power is low.

The keyboard will run you $79.99.

Source: Logitech statement, blog.

Topic: Hardware

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  • RE: Logitech launches solar-powered keyboard

    Our customers in the business and education markets anxiously await this new product from Logitech. The three months of operation off solar power is almost unbelievable.
    ddoggett@...
  • RE: Logitech launches solar-powered keyboard

    I want one, and I'm going to advise my company to buy them, too! And if they make solar-powered mice, we'll never have to buy batteries again!
    barence773
  • RE: Logitech launches solar-powered keyboard

    The wireless solar keyboard 750 from Logitech is a very important ecological innovation showing a likely future trend. Its ergonomic design and its small thickness are also two important features.<br><br>It supports all the known Windows versions (XP, VISTA, 7).<br>Obviously, it does'nt support Bluetooth technology.<br><br>Is operation is based on a small rechargable battery which is included in the keyboard and charged through the solar panels of the keyboard, even with an internal room or desk light.<br><br>We look forward to seeing similar products from other companies, as well as a price fall!

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