Solar-powered wireless keyboard charges itself whenever there's light and stays charged for at least three months in total darkness, eliminating the need for batteries, power bricks and charging cables. Thin keyboard features advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity that gives you the reliability of a cord plus wireless convenience of fast data transmission, virtually no delays or dropouts, and 128-bit AES encryption. The included tiny Logitech Unifying receiver is small enough to stay in your laptop, so there's no need to unplug it. Plug-and-play receiver also allows you to add compatible mice and keyboards without the hassle of multiple USB receivers. Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 features a concave key cap design, PVC-free construction and compatibility with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Keyboard includes a wireless extender and cleaning cloth.
This solar-powered keyboard charges itself with available light, eliminating the need for batteries. The 2.4GHz wireless technology ensures a fast connection with 128-bit AES encryption.
Exciting new keyboard
Posted by: gwjaconst11 from: MD on
As a keyboard enthusiast, I'm very pleased with this model. I just brought it home and already I've found myself to be quite fond of the layout, the feel of the keys, and the thin profile. The solar cells work very well; so far I haven't experienced any problems and have nothing but positive things to say.
Past keyboards include various instances of the Microsoft Ergonomic line of which I am still fond.
24 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Superior keyboard in every way!
Posted by: NDTechie from: Goffstown, NH on
I keyboard all day long, 8-10 hours per day. The keys were wearing down on my Logitech Di Novo after 6 years of use and was looking for a new keyboard. Wanted one with less bulk, wireless, comfortable to type on like my di novo, and had an attached num pad - not two pieces like the di novo. I first tried the Logitech k800 Illuminated keyboard. Seemed to have it all plus option to work with the lights off. Found the keys 'plasticy' feeling with a key travel reminiscent of 1980's IBM keyboards. The batteries also wore out in on three days and needed recharging. The Di Novo batteries lasted up to a year for me. I then tried the Logitech wired illuminated keyboard. This keyboard is much thinner than it's wireless brother, which I loved, but couldn't deal with the wire flopping around my desk after years of no KB wires. Then I saw the new Logitech Solar keyboard on sale and gave that a try. This is the thinnest, most comfortable KB ever! Plus fits in my lapto roller for travel & no batteries! I love it and will keep it forever!!!
19 out of 20 found this review helpful.
A Really nice keyboard.
Posted by: photpbug from: USA on
The wife spotted this keyboard the last time we were at Best Buy, she wanted to buy it for me and she did.
It was very simple to set up just plug in the receiver and start using it.
There is some useful software for making key changes and one needs to visit Logitechs support Web. site and download the files. This is very simple to do and take just a short time online.
I also highly recommend getting a Logitech mouse using a Uniying receiver. I bought the M510. It also comes with a receiver so you end up with and two receivers one with the board and one with the mouse it can't hurts to have a back up right?
The keyboard is Solar powered but has a battery backup, the board is ultra thin and lite. The keys have a really nice feed back feel. There is also a Num. pad.
The board is well built and has a nice clean look.
If your wanting to upgrade your keyboard or needing a new board, I can't think of a better board.
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: shakeyinco from: Denver, CO on
This keyboard is awesome. My only complaint is that you need to make sure that if you're using other devices with this, they have to be the unifying devices. Otherwise, you'll have to use more ports for your wireless devices.
The keyboard is super quiet, thin and has little legs that extend the keyboard for a little more height/angle.
I've had it for one week and so far, I want another for work :) ENJOY!
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Not your father's keyboard...
Posted by: from: Southern Michigan on
When I saw this keyboard in the store I was looking for a gaming keyboard. Think $150.00+. I had the coin and was certain I would buy either the Razer or Steel Series. When I saw this little wonder I was in awe.
That was enough for me. I have been using this product for a week. 100% power reserve. No latency, comfortable, durable. Why not?
Splurge! Do it for you! Do it for the environment!
Setup was a snap. My friends are amazed and so are my fingertips. Thank you, again, Logitech.
21 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Solely 4 Solar
Posted by: JC103 from: Georgia on
Ok, I'll admit that I splurged on another great keyboard from Logitech bascially due to the solar capabilities, I had purchased the 920-000914 several months earlier and was very impressed, in fact, nearly everything that Logitech has their hands in is impressive, for me it has been anyway.
I was in need of a wireless keyboard for my entertainment center which is used mainly for browsing the web, nothing heavy. So while walking through the store one day, saw this and thought "no more batteries", done deal. This keyboard worked like a charm right out of the box. Windows XP had no issues with it at all and it picked up nicely from about 25 feet across the room. It is very thin and light weight and the keys are very quiet and stable. I really appreciate the On/Off switch, really saves the energy. Glad they're going with the unifying receivers now, one receiver runs multiple devices, only one USB input needed.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Only Solar Powered Keyboard Out There
Posted by: Ainee from: Tampa, FL on
The first time I got it back home I was happy to have an environmentally friendly keyboard. It was nice to know that I wouldn't be needing any batteries (except for the battery inside that should be recharging) since it has its built in solar panels. The first week I was religiously putting it right next to the window and was keeping the percentage of the battery for about 95% to 100%.... I thought that it was so easy to charge them so I let my OC-ness go for a bit and did not charge it for a few weeks.. recently i noticed it going down to 82%.. so i told myself.. well maybe it's time to just leave it at the window.. to my surprise. i tried leaving it by the window overnight so that by the time the sun comes it will be able to charge.. also did it during the afternoon.. I wasn't seeing any increase on the percentage bar.. so I tried putting it outside on our patio and left it there for several hours.. i did this for 2 days but only got up until 89%... 2 days of several hours out in direct sunlight.. that got me researching more online & found out that there others like me who did the exact same thing. based on research the 100% will allow me to have power on my keyboard w/o recharging for 3 months.. but after that it's anyone's game.. and there's also a chance that it might not charge so well and you would have to "replace" the battery based on the FAQ on logitech site. the battery that u would need can only be purchased from their website. That's when I decided to return this to BestBuy and got me the Logitech MK520 instead. yes it's powered by AAA batteries but at least I don't have to go crazy and keep bringing my keyboard out in the patio and get minimal results. i don't think i'll be able to take it. If you're home office table is right next to the window then this might work for you. My window is about 5ft away from the table. Ambient light doesn't work.. it will only help in slowing down the use of the battery i guess.. yes, i also tried having the lamp directed to the keyboard.. it shows on the bar that it's good lighting.. but don't 'see any changes on my battery percentage level.. so like i said, i'm not going to go crazy over trying to get it charged. i think i'm fine with buying AAA batteries and just remember to put it in a recycling bin for batteries.
22 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Innovative Keyboard with some minor issues.
Posted by: gabev904 from: Jacksonville, FL on
I really loved the keyboard but I have decided to return it for a wired solution. The Logitech Unifying software works as advertised, but there was some lag due to either a software bug or wireless interference coming from my Marathon mouse. It only happened a few times, but when it did, it was really annoying. Also, build quality could be better as I felt some flex to the keyboard, especially with the flimsy plastic risers.
Otherwise, everything was great. I do prefer the "chicklet" keyboards like most macs and Sony products have nowadays, so the typing feel was great. Its a full-size keyboard with a numeric pad, so thats another plus. And best of all, you will probably never have to worry about batteries as I never saw an issue with the energy. The solar panels built into the keyboard keep this thing constantly charging, even when off. Its supposedly supposed to last up to 3 months in total darkness. I would find that hard to believe if I didn't own the Marathon Mouse 705, also from logitech which also has outstanding battery life on 2 AAs.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. I just happen to be a really picky customer. lol
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Best Keyboard I've had so far.
Posted by: Kevinthecursed from: Oak Park, Ill on
I would note that I use this keyboard with a desktop.
The keys are nicely spaced, and easy to type on.
Although the "legs" might be a bit "flimsy", I use it sittling on my lap.
As such, it has served me well for the past month or so.
The one and only negitive coment I would make is that there is no information provided with this product. In order to fully understand how to use it, I had to search out the information myself. This might be a "no-brainer" for folks more savvy then myself. But a little more then pictograms might have made it easier for me.
It does indeed run on normal room lighting; as long as the light is close enough to the board. As I like the room well-lit, this has not been a problem for me.
Fully charged; the batterys last for several hours of use. After that they might need 10 min. under a 60 watt light bulb.
Going back to the lack of information provided with the product... well, the recharging of the batterys.... how much light you might need and for how long.... all that would have been a great thing to include with the package.
Lastly, BestBuy was hands down the lowest price I had found for this item.
P. S. I always turn off the Keyboard (there's an "on-off" switch) when not useing it. I think it might help hold a charge, though I honestly have no idea.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Don't let the specs fool ya...
Posted by: forum1983 from: Los Alamitos, CA on
What I mean by that is this: After doing research on wireless keyboards that would fit my unique needs (Windows compatibility was a must, Mac compatibility would be great, and if it was Bluetooth and could link with my iPad 2 then I was sold) I fell in love with the look of this particular keyboard and I also loved that it was solar powered because I hate having to deal with replacing batteries. I saw that Logitech has two models of the K750 keyboard, a Windows version and a Mac version (which for some reason has a $20 price difference which I didn't understand). I was hoping that the only difference between these two keyboards would be the key layout (i.e. the control, alt/option, command keys versus ctrl, alt, and windows key) but then looking at the specs and reading reviews and such online I found out that the Mac version is not compatible with the Windows OS and the Windows version isn't compatible with the Mac OS. Since I primarily needed the keyboard for my bootcamp partition of Windows 7 I decided to get the Windows version of this keyboard. When I got home and unboxed the keyboard, my Mac OS X was running and I thought it wouldn't hurt to try so I plugged in the USB dongle and a window popped up asking what type of keyboard this was. I went through the short setup and found that this keyboard WORKED JUST FINE ON MAC OS X! And of course it works great on the Windows side as well. Just for peoples information, I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009) running OS X Lion 10.7.3. I'm not sure if it's my particular setup that allows this keyboard to work with my Mac OS or if Logitech was just saying it won't work to try and get Mac owners to buy both versions of this keyboard (which I did read about people doing). The solar app that you can download of course works great on the Windows side, but you can also download it for the Mac and it works fine. Some of the function keys don't work on the Mac side, probably because they are not mapped to the same service as it would be on the Windows side, but the things that are similar to each OS (i.e. volume up/down/mute, play/pause/skip forward/back) work on the Mac side as well. Instead of pressing command + Q to quit an app on the Mac OS, you press Window key + Q. So some of the Mac OS keyboard shortcuts still work but I imagine not all of them do.
As for any other pros and cons I have only had this keyboard one day so this is what I think as of now, and if something significantly changes then I'll come back to edit this at that point.
Works on Mac and Windows (even though it says otherwise), solar power keeps the battery charged so I don't need to worry about having a stack of batteries laying around, full-size keyboard with number pad, great design and feel.
It does not have a Caps Lock or Num Lock light indicating that the key is active or inactive. Shinny black plastic shows all the dust and finger prints so I feel the constant need to clean it (and Logitech knew this would happen and has you covered cause the keyboard comes with a micro fiber cloth.