Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Look. I am not even a little bit "green". I wish I could be but if you saw my electricity bill and the waste that I produce? You may call me a Monster! Really though. I saw this and thought this is a great product and it has proven to be just that. Think about never having to purchase batteries for your keyboard. If you have a wireless keyboard, you know what I'm talking about when I say its really annoying when the batteries start to die. You're trying to type something and "dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd" decides to take over.
The first thing that blew me away about this product is the simple setup. A watch-style battery comes pre-inserted, and after plugging in the receiver and flipping the keyboard's "on" switch, a Logitech configuration program kicks in automatically for Windows users. (The manufacturer reports the Logitech K750 is officially compatible with Windows OS but it appears it's also compatible with MAC OS)
Logitech supplies very little in the box: there's the keyboard, a cleaning cloth and a two-part RF receiver used to connect to a computer. Technically, only one piece of the receiver is actually needed -- because it's designed to sit flush with a notebook's USB port however, an adapter makes life easier for desktop users.
The process puts a piece of software called the Solar App (seen here to the right) on your computer, which is triggered by a special hardware button and displays light levels in the form of a lux meter, and battery level as a percentage. The meter has to stay above a certain threshhold in order to avoid draining the battery; two lights on the keyboard, alternately, can be used to determine a simple "good" or "bad" lighting situation.
Back to the size and build of the K750 wireless solar keyboard. This keyboard is made of plastic and isn't as strong as some wireless keyboards I've seen. I don't know if this is a result of its solar function but this is just an assumption. I've haven't tried throwing it across the room yet.
More likely this "more fragile feel", comes from its amazing size..
Really, you can't even fathom the convenience of a keyboard this small and the ability to literally store it anywhere. Heres a couple pictures to display this fact.
Now I actually had one of these old battery powered Logitech keyboards (well i still do, somewhere) and just look at the night and day difference.
Anyways in the end, I think this product is definately worth it. Even if just to save the cost of batteries. It works on sunlight or any indoor lights it really makes no difference. For around $50 you could pay for it in battery savings over time.
For those of you who can't read............
Just think, no more aggravating circumstances like the unfortunate spilling of your drink all over yourself while trying to change the batteries.