How much can you say about a new wireless keyboard? For the Logitech K800, quite a lot!
This is a nice keyboard and definitely a step up from the “norm”. Very simple to set up, it took just 2 minutes from removing it from the box to using it. Simply slide the supplied wireless USB receiver plug into your PC, turn on the wireless function, (on/off switch), on the top of the keyboard, the keys light up and away you go, ready to use. Very simple and pretty snazzy!
You can’t miss something you’ve never had, and I’ve never had an illuminated keyboard before so it never even crossed my mind as being a need. However, after using this keyboard now for 10 days I wonder if I’ll ever be able to do without the illumination? It’s a great feature and I’ll recommend this to anyone. I use this keyboard in a fairly dimly lit office that also suffers with poor ambient light, and I have to say, it’s been an absolute blessing in that environment.
A nice surprise that I wasn’t expecting was the auto motion sensor in the keyboard that senses when your hands are hovering over the key board, and this immediately turns on the backlight illumination across all the keys, and vice versa, when you remove your hands away from the keyboard the backlight dims to off very quickly. The keys remain visible but not illuminated while not in use. It also has brightness self sensing, adjusting its brightness to the current lighting environment, which is a nice feature and saves manually making that adjustment for varying conditions. The sensor turns off the backlight in about 3 seconds when it senses no activity of the keys, or no hovering hands, and therefore gives maximum battery conservation.
The built in battery is also a plus and removes the need to mess with disposable batteries, and the keyboard comes with a charging cable that simply plugs into any USB port on your PC to re-charge, (perfect for overnight re-charging use), and there’s a low battery indicator on top of the keyboard next to the on/off switch. Battery life to date has been excellent; I’ve used the keyboard on and off over 10 days without a re-charge.
Use of the “smart” keys, (FN Keys), is easy and straight forward for instant access to launching the web, music/media player, email, search engine, calculator and much more.
This key board has a nice, slim, modern feel to it, predominantly black in color but with an eye catching white side flare around its inward slopping edges. It’s a very neat and tidy looking keyboard with an extended front palm rest, which is wider than a standard keyboard and gives it that more ergonomic feel and look.
The illumination on a keyboard is now a must have, must stay feature for me. It makes everything else I’ve had or used seem a bit dated. Nice job Logitech! It’s a very nice product.