Logitech K780 Review
For a day, many of us go back and forth between two, sometimes three, computing devices, moving from a keyboard on the desktop to a virtual keyboard on a mobile device, and back and forth again. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could switch between and enter data on this gadget from the same keyboard? Some time ago, Logitech released such a solution, the K380 Bluetooth Keyboard ($ 30), which allows users to switch between multiple devices at the touch of a button.
Substantial and – when the Desktop Keyboard Increases – Interesting
With a width of 15 inches, depth of 6.2 inches, and height of 0.3 inches, the size of the K780 is the average for a desktop keyboard, but it is slightly deeper (from top to bottom). And more substantial than most other full-size keyboards. That adds depth, and thickness is mainly due to soft, grippy, rubber-like grooves that stretch over the deck.
What’s unique about the K780 is that, instead of the traditional chiclet-style key, the key is oval & slightly concave, giving the K780 the aesthetic appearance of an old-style typewriter. The lock, deck, and bottom are wrapped in dark gray plastic. And in the back, there is a compartment that holds two AAA batteries with Logitech’s Unifying USB dongle, which can supports up to seven of the company’s Bluetooth devices.
You can pair the K780 with the most of Windows, Android, macOS, iOS, and Chromebook devices. To do this, press one of the first three function keys to set the K780 discoverable, and then type the passcode provided by the device you are pairing with. After you have paired two or more devices, you can switch between them by pressing the corresponding function key.
You can connect the K780 with most Windows, Android, macOS, iOS, and Chromebook devices.
The rubber gutter at the top is long enough to accommodate at least two mobile devices, such as, say, smartphones and most tablets, even in landscape orientation. And the rubber groove texture is strong enough to hold most devices securely upright and allows poking the touch screen. However, the groove is not wide enough to hold a mobile device that wrapped in a thick protective cover. Logitech said that the gutter, which he called the “smart device stand,” would hold devices up to 11.3 millimeters, which is roughly right. We cannot accommodate more than 7/8 inches.
Overall, we found the K780 to be quite comfortable to type, but round and round keys require a little time to get used to, which might slow you down at first. The keys have enough falls and travel, and they use Logitech’s central PerfectStroke system, which should provide silent typing. Even though it’s not entirely silent, it’s quieter than most keyboards. The K780 has a slight tilt from front to back to make typing more comfortable, but there is no built-in cradle to increase the angle.
Some missing options – most likely not used to save battery life – are the NUM lock. And caps lock indicators. Also, the button itself does not use a backlight. If you are not an advanced touch typist, you may find using the K780 in dim or dark settings rather tricky. However, Logitech does offer Windows and Mac software that displays NUM lock and caps lock status on your monitor.
Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is well-made, easy to configure and configure, easy to use, and comfortable for typing. Switching from one device to another is simple, and the groove at the top can accommodate most mobile computing gadgets. It has some features missing, such as a lack of NUM keys and a critical close status indicator, and we think it can benefit from a steeper slope. Still, this works to allow you to switch quickly and efficiently between devices.
- Lacks NUM lock and caps lock status indicators
- Keys are not backlit
- Supports up to the three devices
- Smart device stand holds two or more mobile devices upright
- Attractive old-style appearance
- Comes with USB dongle for computers without Bluetooth
Conclusion > The Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is perfect for people who can’t settle on using just one device.
Logitech K780 Specification
|Connection Type||Logitech Unifying protocol (2.4GHz) / Bluetooth Smart|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||3 Bluetooth channel LEDs|
|Special Keys||Hotkeys (e.g. Home, Search, Back, App-switch & Contextual Menu), Easy-Switch|
|Connect / Power||On/Off Switch|
|Battery Details||2 x AAA|
|Battery Life (not rechargeable)||24 months|
|Smart device stand||Thickness up to 11.3 mm. iPad Pro (12″) in horizontal, as the maximum size and weight.|
|Keyboard||22.0 mm (0.86 inch)||380.0 mm (14.96 inches)||153.0 mm (6.02 inches)||875.0 g (30.86 ounces)|
Logitech K780 Manuals
Logitech K780 Driver
|Logitech Options – 7.14.70|
Logitech Unifying for Chrome