Logitech Launches Neat Solar-Powered Keyboard

If you use a wireless keyboard or mouse, you probably know that the most cost efficient way to keep things running smoothly is to invest in a couple of sets of rechargebale batteries and a wall charger. Even with this set-up the constant switching out of AAs can be annoying. Luckily, Logitech has turned its attention away from Google TV to address this little drawback and will this month release a solar-powered keyboard.

With laptop-style chiclet keys and measuring just 1/3 of an inch thick, the K750 is pretty slick regardless of the fact that it's solar powered. Still, solar-powered it is and that's obviously the feature Logitech is pushing here, especially considering the fact that the two solar panels charge the keyboard using ambient light. Yes, you read that right. No sitting in a green house required to charge this device. Not only that, but Logitech is claiming that this thing can run for at least three months in total darkness.

Available this month for $80, the K750 specs page lists Windows XP, Vista or 7 as the only the requirements (aside from a light source), so Mac users will have to look elsewhere for a solar-powered keyboard.

Who wants one?

Source: Logitech

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  • tronika
    Please people. Read the entire post before writing something idiotic. It...works...in...the...dark.
  • jkflipflop98
    Wow so many people thinking they're "clever" whom didn't even RTFA.
  • IClassStriker
    alright, honestly this is a great idea, we have so much of those damn pessimists in this community that it's almost becoming like yahoo news.

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  • chaosgs
    If Darkness could power this, it would have enough power to power my house. But its completely useless since it is powered by something nonexistent in my room. I prefer gaming in Darkness as well as all my "other" personal activities.
  • Anonymous
    Looks pretty slick, but $80 is a bit steep considering there aren't any multimedia or gaming controls. Also, that glossy finish is nothing but a magnet for fingerprints and scratches.
  • ColMirage
    Sorry I let you down, team. A random cloud turned off my keyboard for a second.