Logitech K540 Wireless Keyboard Review
Dedicated typists who are looking for premium and sharp keyboards without using mechanical means should give the K540. The attractive package features a spacious keyboard complete with special media keys, programmable keys, and touch-typing with minimum click-clicks. Our only quibble is with limited Mac Logitech K540 support.
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Measuring 18 times 7.6 by 0.9 inches and weighing 1.9 pounds with a battery installed, the spacious K540 is not the keyboard you want to put in your backpack to type on your cellphone. That said, the $ 60 keyboard feels good sitting on the desktop, mainly thanks to the curved plastic palm rest. The K540 also features a retractable rear leg that tilts the keyboard at an angle of four or eight degrees.
Logitech K540 comes with many hotkeys, from searching, saving, and printing to settings, keys, and calculators. You also get ten programmable keys, which you can customize using the Logitech Options application. A good bonus is the unique volume and media playback buttons, which surround the Logitech logo directly above the main keyboard.
A compact USB dongle connects the Logitech K540 keyboard via a 2.4GHz wireless RF signal. the keyboard turn on when I connect the USB dongle to my PC. There is no need for drivers. The keyboard will sleep after a few minutes of inactivity but reconnects immediately after one keystroke.
Designed for Windows and Chrome OS systems, the K540 keyboard can also be connected to Mac, although there is no way to map keyboard hotkeys to MacOS functions correctly.
The nuances of typing
Extensive spill-resistant keys on the Logitech K540 sport a slightly contoured and sculpted design, making it easy to find and feel quality. With a membrane style switch, the K540 key produces a pleasant substantial bump about halfway through each keystroke, plus sharp right action when the key returns to place. As a typist who prefers the click button rather than the bumpy one, I’m surprised how right the K540’s keys are at my fingertips.
Because this is more suitable for a rough approach than an easy click, the K540 keyboard manages to stay calm, a quality that is sure to please close coworkers. Indeed, the K540 provides a pleasant balance between typing touches and easy to do bits.
The Bad > Too bulky for mobile use, Limited MacOS support
The Good > Quiet yet tactile keys, Programmable function keys, Roomy, comfy design
Conclusion > Quiet yet snappy, roomy and programmable, the reasonably priced Logitech K540 Advanced keyboard will appeal to typists looking for tactile typing experience without making too much of a racket.
Logitech K540 Wireless Keyboard Specification
|Connection Type||Logitech Unifying protocol (2.4GHz)|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Power/battery level indicator + CapsLock indicator|
|USB Ports (Built-in)||No|
|Connect / Power||On/Off switch|
|Battery Details||2 x AA|
|Battery Life (not rechargeable)||N/A|
|Battery Life (rechargeable)||36 months for KB|
|Keyboard||24.0 mm (0.94 inch)||193.5 mm (7.61 inches)||457.3 mm (18.0 inches)||805.0 g (28.39 ounces)|
Logitech K540 Wireless Keyboard Software & Drivers
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Firmware Update Tool (Mac)