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Nov 15

VIDEO: Solar-Powered Keyboards

Posted in Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power

Solar-Powered Keyboard If you have opted for a wireless keyboard you know the importance of rechargeable batteries and a wall charger. Although it is easier to charge the batteries after a while it becomes an annoyance to change them repeatedly. Now Logitech is coming out with a solar-powered keyboard that will be free of such hassles.

No need for you to be outdoors to charge your solar powered keyboard. You can stay indoors and the solar powered keyboard will charge itself from indoor lights. They have embedded an integrated power-indicator light that will warn you in advance about the power status of the keyboard. Citizen (the watchmaker) has offered solar-powered watches for years that tell time and get power from sunlight or indoor lights. Now Logitech is making use of the same technology in their solar-powered keyboards.

Denis Pavillard is the vice president of product marketing for Logitech’s keyboards and desktops. He says, “The keyboard is still the best input device for typing emails and IMs, updating your Facebook™ page or posting responses to your favorite blogs — and the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is the next big innovation in keyboard technology. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard is powered by light but can work in total darkness for up to three months. Plus, with its PVC-free construction and fully recyclable packaging, it’s designed to minimize its footprint.”

Portability: 1/3-Inch Thick

Sleekness and portability are important qualities in marketing an electronic gadget. Logitech has not ignored these important aspects. Their keyboard is only 1/3-inch thick maintain a thin profile.

Benefits of Cord with Convenience of Wireless

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 takes care of the wireless connectivity too. It offers Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity. They also say that Logitech Advanced 2.4 wireless is equipped with 128-bit AES encryption with the keyboard that ensures the one of the highest levels of security available.

Keyboard is easy on Fingers

Logitech calls their keyboard as Logitech Incurve keys™. It is a known fact that a concave design, along with incurve keys are easy on the shape of human fingertips, They also say that soft, rounded edges make it easy for your fingers to glide from key to key.

Plus, the tiny Logitech® Unifying receiver is small enough to stay in your laptop, so there’s no need to unplug it when you move around. And you can easily add up to six Logitech Unifying and Unifying-ready mice and keyboards — without the hassle of multiple USB receivers.

  • Antony Berretti

    Great piece of kit and about time to!

  • gene

    As long as the batteries are easy to replace when they out live their longevity and is there a docking station to charge the mouse? Same thing on these batteries also.

  • Harmony Slivers

    um, awesome much?

  • Simba

    The idea behind it is good. But will the product still be efficient enough to obtain energy from energy saver bulbs? I recently done a report on solar cells and i found out modern cells have an efficiency of 6-12 percent. e.g the minimum energy saver bulb you can obtain vary from 8-45 watts output.(6-12% of the bulbs output is a small amount to gain) The idea itself is good but not particle. I would say you better using a wire keyboard because charging batteries because charging batteries requires more energy.

  • George Lucas

    How would this even work? Most everyone uses their keyboard indoors away from sunny window. This wouldn’t work as well as everyone would think. Cheesecake.

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