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Logitech Innovates with Solar-Powered Wireless Keyboard

John Platt, December 14, 2010

I thought about making the switch to a wireless keyboard a few months ago, but the fact that they are powered by batteries put me off. Well now Logitech has come up with a simple solution to the problem: a solar-powered wireless keyboard.

The new Logitech K750, which hit the streets at the beginning of November, comes with a series of solar panels above the function keys. You might not think that's the best place for the panels to get a lot of sun, but it really doesn't matter. Logitech says the keyboard will work for up to three months in total darkness once it's fully charged!

This isn't the only innovative things about the new K750. It's only a third of an inch thick, and the keys look like they'd be heaven to type on.

And the keyboard comes with a free app to run on your computer which can help you measure ambient light, get at-a-glance information about battery levels, and alert you when you need more power.

The cost is $79.99, which is pretty well comparable for other wireless keyboards. Meanwhile, you'll spend less money on batteries and less down time switching batteries out. Sounds like a great product. (Me, I'm a split keyboard user, so I'll wait for a super-ergonomic model -- but don't make me wait too long, Logitech!)

Got other favorite energy-efficient computer peripherals? Let us know about them!

Tags: Business, Computer, Daily Green, Energy, Energy-saving, Green Ideas, Power, Solar

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