Logitech K750 Review
With a low profile keycaps and black mirror finish behind it, the K750 solar keyboard is more like a broken laptop keyboard than its desktop counterparts. Unlike the mechanical keyboard that is currently popular in the device market, This input device uses a scissor-switch underneath, which registers a lighter touch button press and provides the added benefit of low noise. This button type switch also allows Logitech to reduce the thickness of the keyboard chassis by only a third of an inch.
The prominent feature on the K750 is the dual solar panels that sit on either side of the branding logo above the keypad. The ML2032 power panel integrates a rechargeable button cell battery, which then pushes power to the keyboard.
That is standard battery technology, but solar panels can also draw lasting power from artificial light sources. In other words, you don’t have to raise the keyboard to the sun to work; the neon on top will charge you well. Logitech claims that one single 2-hour charge will maintain power for three months in total darkness, or more if you remember to turn the switch on / off when you move away.
Finally, if the battery fails, you can replace it with a standard ML2032 battery, which is available at the Logitech component store.
Right on top of the 10-key pad, you will find a small “check light” key that shows the remaining battery life using basic icons that everyone should understand. A smiling green face lights up when you turn it on, and Frown red tells you that Your light source is currently less than 50 lux.
We were also surprised to see that there was no physical manual included in the box. Instead, another link directs you to the online manual available in PDF format.
The keyboard is plug-&-play, so all you have to do is plug in the USB receiver to start typing. But you have to download the SetPoint Logitech software (version 6.2) to adjust the F1 shortcut keys for F12 one-touch once under the solar panel. SetPoint also allows you to swap certain F-key functions, deactivate inactive keys, and add more devices to your Unifying Recipient profile.
Although the K750 may look aesthetically the same as other input devices, Logitech’s two unique features distinguish it from competitors: the Unifying Receiver and Perfect Stroke typing system.
With a fast USB port filled with wired peripherals such as speakers, mouse, and webcam, we are pleased to see that the K750 integrates a 2.4GHz USB Unifying microphone receiver. The Mini-USB plug stands out less than an inch from any standard USB and can work together with up to six other Logitech input devices up to 10 meters from the source.
Of course, buying into the Unifying line limits you to the Logitech brand, but the company consistently gives us support across all lines of devices, including desktop mice and portable mice.
The K750 uses Logitech’s PerfectStroke essential design, which adds precisely 3.2mm of space between each key and regular touch feedback across the crucial concave surface. In practice, the critical response is similar to an IBM ThinkPad laptop, so if you accustomed to typing on a generic keyboard, the K750 will be the flavor you get. Your accuracy may temporarily decrease, but we find ourselves typing faster after less than a week of using it.
Except for the shiny black chassis that reveals fingerprints and scratches, we can find little complaints on the Logitech K750 solar keyboard. Logitech has made it easy to reduce your energy consumption, and the central architecture and typing experience are unmatched in competition. With $ 80, we have trouble finding a better deal than the Award that won the Logitech K750 Award.
The Bad > Missing integrated palm rest that could limit its appeal for massive writer, and there’s no software support for Mac OS for now.
The Good > The inexpensive Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 owns two solar panels that power the keyboard while you type. It also has other eco-conscious features include PVC-free construction and comes with fully recyclable packaging.
The Conclusion > Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is recommended for people who like environmentally friendly devices at an affordable price and come with convenient extras.
Logitech K750 Specification
|Cordless Protocol||2.4 GHz eQUAD DJ (Unifying)|
|Cordless Range||30 Feet or 10 Meters|
|Battery Size||Button Cell: ML2032|
|Battery Life||3 Month|
|Connect / Power Button||On/Off switch|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Power & Battery|
|Special Keys||Fn key|
|Battery charge time||2 hr. under bright sunlight|
|USB Type||Full Speed, USB 2.0|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||N/A|
Logitech K750 Software Update
|Logitech Solar App|