Logitech intros Wireless Desktop MK 710: keyboard, mouse, unifying receiver

Logitech intros Wireless Desktop MK 710: keyboard, mouse, unifying receiver

Summary: Logitech on Wednesday introduced its Wireless Desktop MK710, a keyboard-and-mouse bundle that features the company's unifying receiver and a three-hour "lifetime" battery life.

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Logitech on Wednesday introduced its Wireless Desktop MK710, a keyboard-and-mouse bundle that features the company's unifying receiver and a three-hour "lifetime" battery life.

The MK710 is the first time the company has bundled products together with its tiny proprietary receiver -- a logical step for a feature such as this.

It's also the first such wireless product on the market with what Logitech says is enough battery life to last for the product's lifetime: three years.

The keyboard features the company's Incurve keys that are contoured to fingertips, and an integrated LCD dashboard for status of your battery, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock.

Meanwhile, the laser mouse is sculpted for the palm and offers "hyper-fast and click-to-click scrolling," courtesy of its metal spinning center wheel.

It will be available in April (U.S.) or February (Europe) for $99.99.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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  • How long does that battery last, again?

    "a three-hour ?lifetime? battery life"

    Lifetime of a gnat, perhaps? :)
    R_Connelie@...
  • :)

    "Lifetime" battery... ? Seriously? too funny...
    Techdelirios
  • RE: Logitech intros Wireless Desktop MK 710: keyboard, mouse, unifying receiver

    Perhaps you guys need to employ a proof-reader as well as a spell-checker! I doubt that a "and a three-hour ?lifetime? battery life." would work for any user except a butterfly!

    Later you say "enough battery life to last for the product?s lifetime: three years.", demonstrating that you don't read what you write :)

    Finally, since when is a keyboard life just three years? And what happens if I want to use it longer? Does it auto-destruct or do I hack into it like an Apple to change the battery ?

    Obviously Logitech's long-term sales prospects are hurting! Oh yes, and you haven't noticed that they're back to a proper keyboard, instead of using a huge delete key and relegating the Insert to replacing the Scroll Lock!
    LeMike
  • RE: Logitech intros Wireless Desktop MK 710: keyboard, mouse, unifying receiver

    What i ABSOLUTELY loved about this combo was the size of the unifying receiver. So tiny yet so accurate. I have a laptop, wireless printer, wireless internet all going on in the same room yet i didn't notice any interference at all. The bonus batteries were a nice touch to the whole package.

    Installation was a breeze and customising was so easy. The mouse had 9 buttons in total which to me seemed really useful especially the scroll feature. Very smooth glide and comfortable to run. To be extra extra picky i'd say maybe if the size was just slight bigger maybe about 1mm. Not to forget the other feature i really like was the storage space for the unifying receiver underneath the mouse.

    The keyboard is all about comfort and design. The design feels so top of the range. I especially love the rubber palm rest. Also has a very useful monochrome display indicating battery life. Other good feature was the LED light on the caps lock button. My old keyboard didn't have this and it was very frustrating when i didn't know whether caps was on or off.

    I'd reccomend this combo to anyone and everyone.
    LPT10911