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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

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • ColMirage
    Sorry I let you down, team. A random cloud turned off my keyboard for a second.
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  • wmalinowski
    It would be nice, if I had a hole in middle of my roof.
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  • JamesSneed
    9253953 said:
    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.


    Did you read it can run for 3 months in total darkness? Im sure the 2 minutes of your "other" personal activites and a few hours of gaming would be fine. Still I find the idea a bit silly for a keyboard.
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  • Not made for nighttime playing I guess...
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  • tronika
    Please people. Read the entire post before writing something idiotic. It...works...in...the...dark.
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  • whysobluepandabear
    For the people who say "I game in the dark"....does that mean you have no monitor on whatsoever, and therefore game in complete darkness? Seriously, the light from a LCD and any other light should be enough to give it some juice.


    Sounds like a sweet product. I would complain, but the batteries in this keyboard literally last like 1 year, even when I was gaming.
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  • ares1214
    Yeah...thats not happening.
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  • aznshinobi
    Question, where will the sun come into my house. If my gaming is during the night time?
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