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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT!!! ...but a tad overpriced.

    Posted
    CityGuySF

    Let me start right off by saying, this is a darn good keyboard. I'd been spoiled by the backlit keyboards on my MacBook Pros, and found myself wanting that feature in other situations when I’m not using the keyboard on the machine itself. At home, I often work in low-light settings, with an external monitor & keyboard, so it was always a small annoyance that I could never see the keys of my external keyboard in those situations. So I set out to find a backlit external keyboard. And to be honest, there really weren't very many products to look at. There were some dreadful-looking (and EVEN MORE expensive) keyboards made primarily for gamers, from companies like Saitek & Deck. But I'm not a gamer, and these keyboards just looked offensive to me. I pretty much narrowed it down to 2 products: This one & another one from a company called (similarly) Logisys. As the Logisys costs less than half as much as this one, it was easy to make the decision to go for that one initially. And to be fair, the Logisys is a nice keyboard. A formidable option if you don't want to drop the extra cash on this one. But I couldn't let go of my curiosity about this one, as there were just a few little niggles on the Logisys that made me keep wondering about this one. So I finally just bit the bullet, and paid more than I've ever expected to spend on a keyboard. So, now that I have them BOTH, and have tested them side-by-side, what do I think? Well, as I said, the Logisys (the other one) IS nice. It's well-constructed, and it gives you a choice of either blue or red illumination. But the keys are a bit sticky, the action just OK, and the illumination isn't quite as bright as I'd like. And while the blue illumination is OK (the red is just not my cup of tea at all), I'd much prefer something a bit brighter, and NOT colored; something more akin to the illumination I get from the MacBook Pro keyboard. Honestly, had I not tried this one, I probably would have been content to carry on using the Logisys. But I DID try this one. And I’m glad I did. Because once you have, there’s really no going back. The Logitech (this one) is clearly the superior product. It's sleek, elegant, and VERY well-crafted. The action is EXCELLENT, and the illumination is even & bright. It is a very professional-looking keyboard, and a joy to type on. Despite all those positives, though, it still seems (to me) a bit overpriced for what you ultimately get. It is just a keyboard after all (how ever nice it may be). I think a more accurate price for this keyboard would be about $30-40. I know that this product is less than half the price of their diNovo Edge Keyboard, but those are, in my mind, ridiculously priced, and I could never dream of spending so much for a keyboard. I believe that Logitech is, ultimately, aiming at a very narrow margin of people who care about such things as the action of their keyboard, and illumination, and are willing to pay for it. Hopefully, there are enough people to warrant the continued manufacture of this product, but I'd be happy to simply see the price come down a bit. When you're thinking about spending this much on a keyboard, it's very easy to ignore the quality & seek out something cheaper (as I did initially). Logitech will probably lose a few sales because of this. It's a darn good product, but a tad overpriced in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable product for the more casual user

    Posted
    Nevik34

    This keyboard was amazing. It looked awesome, felt great, and was just plain cool with the back-lighting and being thinner overall than a any other keyboard you've ever used. Unfortunately, I do a fair amount of video and photo editing and gaming, so this keyboard has it's drawbacks. Although it was very easy to use after hours without straining your eyes and was incredibly comfortable, it has a (seemingly pointless and incredibly frustrating) built-in key-blocking system in the hardware itself. The manufacturer's defense is that at some point there needs to be a limit put on the number of keys being pressed at once so that the matrix that responds to the keypress combinations is not overloaded. A seemingly logical argument other than the fact that pressing down 3 keys at once should yield a result...that's a pretty standard number for a host of applications. For example, running and jumping in a first-person-shooter is a basic maneuver that one would need to utilize if they are running from someone taking shots at them or are just trying to traverse a map. By default in most games this would require holding W (move forward), Shift ("sprint"), and then pressing Space (jump) at some point. This basic combination was blocked (why? Gross.). Additionally, a number of Adobe photo shop and after effectscs4 & cs5 hot key functions were non-responsive. Luckily, as I predicted, Logitech was very understanding and is currently replacing the model with a "gaming keyboard" (I believe the G15) free of charge since they are both in the same price range. Logitech makes quality products, so the setbacks were very unexpected. Overall, for the casual user, this keyboard is the way to go for everything that you'd need. Definitely worth checking out (since Best Buy / Logitech offers a 30-day "trial" with both the keyboards and mice). -Kevin

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    Posted
    PaulyB

    The Logitech Illumiinated keyboard was a perfect fit for me. At first I was only looking for a keyboard replacement that felt right. I.E., good construction, not flimsy, good key construction, well spaced keys that weren't cramped, not fancy, etc... I found all that and more with this keyboard. The First, the weight of this keyboard is perfect. It has a great solid body construction, it is not not wimpy. And yet, it is as thin as a wisp and aesthetically appealing. The 2-3" wrist rest is just right. The keys are silky smooth to the touch and so quiet. At first I didn't think the retractable support feet would be sturdy enough, but they are. I also didn't think the keyboard angled up sharply enough but got used to a 'flatter' keyboard aspect quickly. I wasn't looking for illuminated keys or special key programming but this one has both. I haven't really used the programming features but about the illumination I will say this. At 40 years old it is kind of nice to have the extra light from the keys, even with my lamps on around me. Yeah, it also looks wicked in the dark on its brightest setting. There is zero eye strain if you have to look at the keyboard to type. Also, the keys light up in increments of brightness, 4 levels from bright to not on at all. Nice. There are only 2 small points that I can 'ding' this product on. One, there is no properties key. On a traditional IBM keyboard there were usually 2 Windows logo keys or 'start' keys. One to the left of the space bar and another to the right of it. To the right side of the right most Windows key there was usually a key that looks like a page with a couple horizontal lines. This was the keyboard equivalent of right-clicking on a file/icon which usually lead to the properties and a whole bunch of other options. This keyboard does not have that shortcut. Two, there is a clear plastic strip 1/4" wide running around the outside top, left and right sides that wasn't really needed (IMO) and feels a bit rough along the edge but will probably wear smooth in time. Setup on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit was a snap. I tested the (mostly) programmable top row keys a bit and the defaults all worked fine (quickly). Bottom line: This keyboard is very good for the money. If you're picky like me and want simple solid construction then this keyboard is for you. Oh, and if like to type in the dark...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you're looking for a gaming keyboard...

    Posted
    jenkev3
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    and you're concerned about jumping or flying or whatever you do in your rpg games and what have you... why don't u look at the "gaming" keyboards instead of giving these ones a negative review? I think that a lot of people don't put down accurate ratings because they aren't acknowledging that they are using a device that's centered around comfort and design more for a typist or someone who intends to do a lot of web browsing or writing. I When first seeing the keyboard I immediately thought, okay, this is more of a keyboard aimed more at saving me from injury and keeping me comfortable when typing. I'd look at a gaming keyboard and know that it was because they're usually far more technical, colorful, often they'll even have some fancy screen and be able to do all sorts of gymnastics... but I just didn't see this as a gaming keyboard. in fact, I was searching for an area that might even separate the two into their own section . If only they had a system in here that helped you to decide according to what you will use it for... a little automated assistant .. :P well I know gamer people usually know more about computers than most typists and what have you but i just wanted to point that out to folks who might forget to take it into consideration. I also found that a few gamer keyboards have caused me to have to really put extra effort when i'm typing sometimes, i'm using one now and it's not bad as one i had before... but i do prefer more fluidity in my keys - i think i'd actually like a keyboard that was a combination or changeable to what you were doing. typing or gaming.. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    beautiful to the touch and to the eye

    Posted
    CADjockey

    I'm heavy into the ergonomic keyboards. I've had the same ergo keyboard for over 8+ years (its still ps2!) now and I love it. If you type by touch, you should always go with an ergo keyboard. The only reason I decided to get a new keyboard (and actually decided to get a non ergo layout) was because my 6 year old keyboard was wearing out and the keys just didn't glide like they used to. I also wanted a keyboard with a little bit more snap to the key push. Having just built a new workstation with new logitech speakers and mouse, I decided it was time to upgrade they keyboard. The only other ergonomic keyboards had gawdy wrist rests and were bulky and well... ugly. Having tried out all they other keyboards at best buy... I fell in love with this one. They keystrokes feel absolutely perfect. Its quiet, sleek, and very minimal. I'm constantly switching between my tablet and my keyboard and this will actually sit right over my Wacom 12x9 intuos3 without resting on the writing surface... and even with those two things stacked on top of each other, they are thinner than my old ergonomic keyboard. The soft touch wrist rest feels great and provides just enough grip so my hands don't slip down as i'm typing. They only worry I have is that over time the soft touch my wear down. I think i've said enough. Its a great keyboard if you appreciate a nice feeling keystroke, simple elegant design, and hey... its BACKLIT! the only other backlit keyboards are the stupid gaming keyboards that look like toys. Not my cup o tea. If you want wireless... you're out of luck. This baby is wired... but I'm not a wireless fan. Its one less battery to worry about changing. With proper cable management wires can be neat and tidy. I just wish logitech would make an ergonomic version of this keyboard. While it is a bit pricy for a simple wired keyboard... you are paying for logitech's ergo R&D. they have the most comfortable mice. They definitely put some work into making this keyboard feel the way it does. Well done logitech. NOW MAKE AN ERGONOMIC VERSION!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    See The Light

    Posted
    DaveMo

    While eighty bucks is a bit much to pay for what is pretty much a basic keyboard in my opinion, when it comes to back-lit keyboards you don't have much of a choice. I really wanted a wireless keyboard but there are none that are back-lit. My online searches turned up either cheap no-name boards with lousy user reviews or high-priced gamers boards with more stuff than I needed or wanted. In-store, hands-on research singled out this model as my prime candidate. But then there was that $80 price tag and I had to really wrestle with my shoulder devil and angel to rationalize shelling out that kind of geetus (money) for this keyboard. Fortunately, I found it on sale online at BestBuy.com for $60 and the shoulder angel gave in, muttering that it was still a bit high for a keyboard. Now that I've had it for a few weeks I have to say that I really like it! It's pretty much plug and play and the adjustable back light is a nice feature. The Delete and Insert Keys are in a bit different configuration than a regular board for some reason, but everything else about it is very nice. Good action on the keys that don't feel cheap or flimsy in spite of how thin they are. They are very quiet and I can use it without waking my wife when I'm working late at night. Little indicator lights for the caps lock and number lock are helpful but appear under the key pad area where you might expect to see the caps lock indicator. As I mentioned above, the labels for the F-Keys are not lighted, but the special function symbols that share the key are. However, this is pretty much a full size keyboard so you should find everything right where you need it if you touch-type. Still overall, this is a fine keyboard and if you need a lighted keyboard and can find it on sale I'd say get it. You and your shoulder angel won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Friggin' Amazing

    Posted
    TygrTat

    I'm absolutely in love with this keyboard. Well worth the money! I'm up late at night (no more struggling to see particular keys in the dark), and I can type pretty fast (88-92 wpm). But because my fingers fly across the keys, my previous keyboard would make a racket. Not with THIS one. I can fly across the keys and type as hard as I want (but really you barely need to touch the keys), and it makes only the slightest tapping/clicking noise. Laptop keys aren't even as easy to press as this keyboard offers. It has a great weight to the keyboard too. No more shifting as your flying across the keys. Sometimes my other keyboard would shift or get pushed forward slightly while I was typing, but this one really anchors itself down. I don't think it weighs almost 14lbs as it says in the specs, but it's got a nice weight that keeps it in place. One reviewers complained about the bottom row being "raised", those keys are actually just rounded on top. I've come to find it helpful when I lose my hand placement, but I definitely don't have to readjust my typing position to avoid them. It seems the other user complaint might be a simple case of bad keyboard height placement for the user, or possibly incorrect hand positioning that they got used to prior to owning this keyboard. The only possible negative thing I can say about it would be the arrangement of the del, home, end, page up and down keys. It's taking some getting used to. I've had this keyboard for about a week, and I'm finally getting a bit more used to it - still have to look though. But my other keyboard had a weird placement of these keys too (vertical placement), so that might be why it's taking me a bit longer to adjust to this new arrangement. But this keyboard is SO worth the learning curve!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Keyboard-- See Hibernation Fix Below

    Posted
    ThePracticalDesk

    This is the best quality keyboard that I've used from Logitech. The feel of the keys is much firmer compared to other Logitech keyboards. The layout is closer to a laptop than a traditional desktop: the keys are a bit closer together than in many PC or Mac keyboards. If you're used to wider spaced keys, this board will take only a bit of time to get use to using. One caveat: The keyboard cannot be used to place the computer into or taken out of hibernation. If the computer goes into hibernation and you bring it out of hibernation by depressing any of the keyboard's keys, the keyboard becomes useless--i.e., there is no input from the keyboard to the computer. You'll depress a key, but nothing will happen. But, there is a fix in Windows to get around this. The Fix: Go to Control Panel, click on Device Manager, click on Keyboards, double click on Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard, you'll see a four-tab selection come on the screen, click on Power Management, and 'uncheck' the box titled "Allow this device to wake the computer." After you've done this, when the computer goes into hibernation or 'sleep' mode, you will not be able to wake it with your keyboard, pressing the keys does nothing when the computer is in a 'sleep' mode. Now simply wake the computer with your mouse. NOTE: if you don't perform the fix and wake your computer with your mouse, the keyboard will work; but making the fix will assure you that no one will be able to render the keyboard 'dead' if a key is pressed to bring the computer our of its 'sleep' mode. You'll learn the ins and outs of the programmable keys via experience. All in all, it's a good keyboard with many programmable functions. By the way, Logitech doesn't have a software fix for the coming out of hibernation--and the one I mentioned above works flawlessly. Had Logitech placed a sleep-mode button on this keyboard, it'd be close to perfect. Perhaps they'll come out with a software fix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    been waiting for a keyboard like this...

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I am replacing my diNovo Cordless Desktop with the Illuminated Keyboard. I bought this keyboard for the same reason I bought the diNovo - the laptop-style keys. I like the smoother and quite action on the keys, and the fact that it stays smooth over time unlike my experience with "conventional" keyboards. - The illumination is very sharp but subtle; even on the brightest setting. - I wanted to go back to a wired keyboard so I didn't have to deal with batteries or intermittent signal/interference problems. - The special functions for keys F1-F9 are programmable through the setpoint software. - I am thrilled with this keyboard on those points alone, but do have some nits. - I wish the "special function" keys were separate from the "F" keys. I'd like to have access to both without having to press any "modifier" key. Also, the "FN" key that shifts the "F" keys to their special function has replaced both the extra Windows key and Context Menu key, both of which I find handy on occasion. The "F" keys can be flipped so that they are the default and the "FN" modifier is needed for the "F" keys. - I don't like that the Insert key is moved up to where the Print Screen key is on conventional keyboards (the Print Screen replaces the Scroll Lock key). I'm not sure why that's done. It doesn't make the Delete key any easier to use, IMHO. - The one thing that I really miss about the diNovo is that the keyboard and Numeric Pad were separate. That way, I could center the keyboard with my monitor for better ergonomics, and at the same time keep my mouse (on the right-hand side) close enough so I don't have to reach for it. - Finally, as much as I like the key action, the diNovo keys were slightly better at the end of the stroke. They were "softer" and quieter than the Illuminated Keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    MiJim

    I have had this keyboard for only a few days but I like it already. I am not using this keyboard as a replacement, it's an additional keyboard for night time use. I am using it at night because of the backlit keys and how quiet it is in general. I really like the font used for the keyboard itself and the fact that there isn't much stray light going around the keys... it provides a soft glow that doesn't strain my eyes when in a dim room. I would have liked to see it self powered (optional ofcourse ) via a power adaptor that could plug into the USB connector along with a hub being built-in. If the FN keys were backlit differently would also be nice. I stayed at Best Buy for a while typing on all of the backlit keyboards, picking them up and comparing prices. The decision came down to two keyboards, this one and a gaming keyboard. The gaming keyboard had an unusual shape to it and had red back lighting... while I understand red might be better to keep your night vision, I would still be looking at a monitor most of the time and wasn't worried as much about night-vision as I was about functionality. The other keyboard cost 2/3 of the price of this logitech, but I have trust in the name Logitech and not so much in the "other" brand. When I was looking around my main desk, I realized I was already using another logitech keyboard and two logitech mice... I have been using a MarbleFX trackman for nearly 10 years straight and it still works fine, along with a Cordless MousMan Optical for around 5 years... If this keyboard lasts 5 years it will be a GREAT VALUE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweeeet

    Posted
    JerryTehGeek

    I like to game occasionally at night and had been considering a back lit keyboard for a while, but was always a little leery of the 'Gaming' keyboards, they seem directed more to kids and didn't have a sleek design and clunky keys. I noticed this Logitech pretty much the same day it came out, as soon as I picked up the box I noticed it was a rather heavy for a keyboard so I decided to try it out...It did not disappoint. If i were to guess, this thing is lit up with 4 or 5 cold cathode lighst, in a neutral white, neither cool nor warm, and 4 levels including off. I just leave it full on all the time, even in the day. Unlike some other LED - backlit keyboards, the back lighting is evenly dispersed, there is very little bleed around the keys, its looks great. Like I mentioned before, It's heavy so it doesn't move around easily, and the keystrokes feel really nice. It has hit a wooden floor twice falling from the desktop, but no damage - nothing. There are a few very minor thingsh that could be improved - The bottom half of the function keys are not lit up, the num lock / caps lock indicators are just in a bad place underneath the number pad. Also, this show come with a USB to PS2 adapter. Finally, I'd like to see a rechargeable wireless version, but i wont hold my breath on that one. Thinking about it, Best Buy would probably sell a lot more of these if they actually had any backlit keyboards on display and powered-up. I just barely noticed this keyboard initially. Anyway, it's an absolutely pro keyboard, don't hesitate, works no problem with Vista and I'm almost certain the drivers are contained in the keyboard itself because i didn't have to load anything up manually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old School Feel and LIGHT, GLORIOUS LIGHT!

    Posted
    aved0n
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I have always used MS keyboards and mice. Force of habit I suppose, but lately MS quality seems to last only as long as its every shortening warranty period. REMEMBER when MS keys and mice carried LIFETIME warranties? Then 5 year warranties? Now 2 years or less. There's a reason for that guys ..... Anyway, the time had come where I could no longer tolerate missing the first letter typed so I put the MS 5000 Laser where it belonged, the dumpster, and bought this unit. I replaced my mouse with the Logitech MX Revolution. Definitely a good combination! i wanted an an illuminated keyboard. I do a lot of my paper writing at night and the warm (adjustable level) glow of the keys was appreciated. I love the old school tactile feel of the keys as opposed to the squishy feel that seems to be more popular these days, and I am old school enough to appreciate a sleek FLAT keyboard without any of the fancy rises and waves of newer ergonomic keys. If any of you are old enough to remember the first IBM keyboards, and miss that kind of response and feel then this will trip you down memory lane nicely. Best Buy offers this unit on sale at least once a month, so unless you have an immediate need, wait for it, and save a few bucks. Just be advised Forumteers, that this is a CORDED keyboard but the USB length is still ample enough to allow me to move the keys onto my lap when typing when the mood fits me. It's not what one could consider a GAMING KEYBOARD, but for those of us who just need a workhorse with a stylish twist, this may be the light at the end of the keyboarding tunnel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best keyboards owned

    Posted
    JCB1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This Logitech K740 fits most of the requirements preferred in a keyboard. It's not wireless, but this wired keyboard has a decent length cord so corded is not an issue in this case. Since it's back lit, which tends to demand more power, no battery worries. It's flat to the table. It has tabs that flip out making it incline if that is of preference. It has three light settings (low, med, bright). The keys are smooth and press easily unlike some keyboards that seem harder to press. Logitech has been a chosen brand for many years now. A wireless mouse is still used. Some mice in the product line still have replaceable batteries. Usually requiring only one AA or AAA with a 2 year life. The reason for the move back to a wired keyboard is most Logitech keyboards use rechargeable and many cases non-replaceable batteries which I despise. If the batteries fail, you throw the keyboard away. Would rather have the ability to replace the batteries. Got that Logitech? There is still a market for that. Over all this keyboard is a great choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    And Let There Be Light!

    Posted
    Tony722

    The keyboard is out of the box amazing. The first thing you will notice about it is the great design, how thin it is, and it actually has weight to it at 14 lbs. The design is unlike the others that I saw in the store. The clear plastic around the keyboard adds a uniqueness to it that I find rare. Also it is remarkably thin at around 1" without the bottom stands lifted. I like the fact that it's quiet (except for the space bar) thanks to the PerfectStroke™ key system, I am able to type into the night without the clicking sounds that my other keyboards made. Now the illuminated part is what sets it over the top. It makes it easy to concentrate on the keys weather you are a beginner or an experienced typer day or night. Also the fact that it does have four settings: -off-dim-medium-bright lets me choose the level of brightness that suits my needs. Furthermore, the Logitech - Illuminated Keyboard is on the high end side and a little pricey but, if you are willing to pay the $79.99 dollars it is on now. Consider it money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sickest Keyboard out there!

    Posted
    AbSoLoT

    I am a guy who is very big into electronic toys, and have to have them all.. This is the keyboard for me! yet would be for anyone who appreciates nice functional styling. Best looking keyboard on the market. Stylish, Way thin, Contermorary yet not to much, and of course the cool Backlight. You can adjust the lighting from High, to mid, low, than off.. And it is done so by one touch on the keyboard. This product wasnt on display at best buy, it was buried in the top shelf, and still getting sold out. Ive been waiting for them to be in stock, and finally after waiting a month it was there. It completed my stylish workstation with my thin widescreen monitor, Logitech speakers, and VX (sexy) mouse. It writes like a dream also. I would highly recommend this keyboard. Icing on the cake would be if it was able to be wireless. Based on a rechargable battery system that stayed mostly plugged in, yet you could pull it off and have a few hours of use (with full light on) off the cord in case you wanted to plug out the keyboard for Watching shows and what now (i,e. netflix, hulu) Im sure thatll happen, its very understandable that it is not, because it is a (highpowered device) because of the lights of course. Just wish I had the ability to pull it off the cord for a few hours at a time. (hint hint logitech) But that is just wishful picky thinking...... I just got it today, and am super happy with this weeks new toy :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice and quiet for work, but ...

    Posted
    computerslave

    I bought this keyboard for work. My old standard-issue Dell keyboard was wearing out after seven years, and I wanted to replace it with a quiet keyboard b/c I often need to take notes on the computer while I'm on the phone. Pros: It is indeed very quiet. The design is sleek and attractive and the product is high quality (well made and feels good). I like the full number keypad. The typing experience is very nice, although I will say I've had this thing for a couple of months and still struggle a bit getting used to it. My typing speed is slower now b/c I make more errors now. I finally had to remove the Caps Lock key b/c I was hitting it by accident all the time. And I still have to look down for the Delete key, which I could find by touch on the old Dell. I'm not sure I'll ever type at my old rate. ... There is no USB port on the keyboard itself so if you have a wired mouse you will need to plug it into a USB port on your computer. (If your CPU is on the floor, make sure your mouse cord can reach it!) I find it odd that a wired keyboard doesn't directly support a wired mouse. Last but not least, I wish the "Getting Started" card that comes with the keyboard included a link for where to find the online tech support (which is on the Logitech web site but is limited and for some reason was hard to find the first time I looked for it).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cannot handle 3 key presses

    Posted
    kernDogJx7

    PROS Very nice to type on. Keys feel pretty good and responsive, keyboard is sturdy, and quiet. I love the illumination. I think it's bright enough, and overall really feels its helpful in not quite as illuminated rooms. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Delete CONS You cannot press 3 keys simultaneously. Like Shift+W+Space, neither could you press W+D+Shift This keyboard is rendered useless for games; it appears LogiTech wants you to buy their "gaming" series of keyboards to play games OTHER NOTES I'm so glad BestBuy has a return policy. It's a shame, I have another LogiTech keyboard that I use for my Mac, and I couldn't be happier. Everything is so smooth, I love these keyboards. Just don't know why LogiTech felt the need to stiff arm consumers into buying a specific product of theirs. My old HP's keyboard is what I'm using to game now. It was cheap and works flawlessly

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still new, but so far, my favorite keyboard ever.

    Posted
    mightyninth

    I write for a living--day in, day out, every day, all year--and have for the past 25 years. I LOVE this keyboard. I bought it to replace one of those big honking humpy ergonomic Microsoft keyboards, and this Logitech is much more comfortable to use. I got it for its low profile and resemblance to a flat-key laptop keyboard, which I've come to prefer. I couldn't care less about the illumination aspect, from a functional standpoint, but it does look wicked cool in a dark or dimly lit room. Thing is, my 28" Hannspree monitor lights up my workspace well enough, that the illumination feature is a moot point. Regarding a number of reviews I've seen here and elsewhere complaining about "phantom blocking" of the n-apostrophe-t keystroke combination, I have not been able to reproduce it (and I really tried). That said, I am not the fastest typist in the world. I think it's not much of a problem (if a problem at all) unless you type at ungodly fast speeds. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone. Note: I did have to return the first one I bought because the left-side SHIFT button had a weird, sticky click to it. The replacement, however (which was obtained with no difficulty), has no such problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally ... Simple. Small. Fast. Lighted. Wow!

    Posted
    DLdragon

    I am *hard* on keyboards. Smoke. Coffee. Kid goo, etc. So far this thing is easy to clean up and keeps rocking! Illuminated keys were a must for me. Quiet was key, too. I type after my wife is asleep and the Clackety! Clack! of most keyboards was loud enough that I worried about waking her up. This is not *silent*, but it is much quieter than all of my many other keyboards over the years. Illumination is subtle but effective. It's a little dark on the F1-F9 part of the function keys ... the lighting favors the "alternate function icons" on the keys, which I don't use. Simple. Very few extra buttons. I am a touch typist and mouser, I *never* use all the fancy buttons on keyboards these days. I have bought $19, plug in keyboards lately because I want SIMPLE. This is a simple, small keyboard. I'm actually considering buying several of these, in case Logitech decides to "new and improve" their design ... and screw it up! It's that good for me. That said ... keyboards are like musical instruments: Personal preference means go to a store and put your hands on one if you are fussy. Don't blame me if you don't! I *personally* am wicked fussy, and am ecstatic about this dang thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    mikem
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    This is one of the very best keyboards I've ever used. It surpasses all my expectations. The build and quality are reference-grade. The look and feel are also outstanding. I thought I wanted a wireless keyboard but after I began using the keyboard wireless didn't matter. The keys are well spaced, the design is well thought out and exceptionally functional. There are special keys located on the top of the keyboard and are very useful. One of my favorite features is an on/off fade light. Another nice touch is the CAPS on/off feature display on the screen. Having said all this a keyboard is one of the most subjective things one can buy. I love this keyboard but your 'fingers' may not. I bought and returned about 4 keyboards before I found this gem. Best Buy did not have this on display and I came by this quite by accident. If hunting for a keyboard definitely give this one a try. Highly recommended. Lastly consider an extended warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend