Logitech K800 Reviews
The major striking thing about the K800 is its size. In the age where keyboards seem to cram everything into smaller and smaller profiles, the K800 takes a large amount of real estate. The format is almost 18 inches and about 8 inches from top to bottom. However, size does not mean durability. We found we could bend and rotate the plastic chassis – which was only an inch in the thickest point – with my bare hands. That may be a complaint that can ignored because the K800 is designed to be tied to the table, not thrown into your gear bag like a portable wireless keyboard.
Adequate size allows for a full set of alphanumeric keys, number keys. And a dozen function keys that perform double tasks as hotkeys for music playback, e-mail, and other secondary tasks. There is plenty of room left to give the armrest/backrest on the bottom. And the sleek shape of the wedge and the matte-black finish with transparent trim will add a little elegance to the dismal office desktop settings.
However, a distinctive feature of the K800 is the illumination. When activated, via the on / off switch on the top right. The characters on the laser button are engraved backlit. You can reduce or increase brightness by pressing the secondary function button – which is located to the right of the space bar in between the ALT and CTRL keys – and F5 or F6. Logitech also includes hand proximity detection, so the backlight will dim when you pull your hand away from the keyboard & brighten when you restore it.
The K800 uses a Logitech integrated receiver, a 2.4GHz USB dongle that provides better connectivity & allows you to connect multiple mice & keyboards to one computer. All we have to do is plug it into the USB port, and the keyboard is up and running.
Thanks to the full-size keyboard, touch typing runs smoothly from an ordinary keyboard to the K800. The keys are not sticky or too clicky and feel more comfortable for typing. It is undoubtedly the benefit of the basic PerfectStroke design, which allows 3.2mm convenient travel. Research shows that more in-depth journeys require fewer keystrokes than the 2mm to 2.5mm trips allowed by ordinary laptop keyboards. Keystrokes feel more uniform, and we think more fingers because of that.
With our workdays getting 24/7, a backlit keyboard is needed more than ever before. The Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard will give you all the light you need to work into the night and a quieter and more comfortable typing experience for booting.
The Bad > The Logitech K800 has a thin profile that sacrifices design for durability.
The Good > The Logitech K800 featured an automatic and configurable backlit key, can connect to multiple devices with a single plug. The keyboard also has a key system, PerfectStroke that allowed uniform tactile feedback and has rechargeable NiMH batteries with a micro USB cable.
The Conclusion > Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is recommended for people who like to write in the dark because of its configurable backlit key. Comes with PerfectStroke system and rechargeable NiMH batteries, the keyboard is worth it.
Logitech K800 Specification
|Wireless Protocol||2.4 GHz (Unifying)|
|Wireless Range||Up to 30 Feet or 10 Meters|
|Battery Size||2 AA NiMh (Rechargeable), Non-removeable|
|Battery Life||15 hours to 10 days, depending on backlight settings|
|Connect / Power Button||On/Off switch|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Battery (NOTE: Goes on when battery is low.)|
|Special Keys||Scroll Lock, Num Lock, CAPS Lock|
|USB Type||Full Speed, USB 2.0|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||N/A|
Logitech K800 Manual
Logitech K800 Software Update
|Logitech Unifying Software|