Logitech sees the light

New solar powered keyboard can be charged from any light source, even indoors

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Logitech sees the light Logitech has revealed a solar-powered keyboard that can charge indoors and is PVC free.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 2, 2010

Logitech has unveiled a new wireless keyboard, that not only runs off solar power, but is PVC free too, which the company says has been designed to please eco-conscious businesses and customers.

"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 minimise its footprint," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech's keyboards and desktops.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is the company's first keyboard which powers itself from any light source, even indoors.

Logitech's 7.5mm thick keyboard powers itself through an integrated solar panel, so it does not need an additional power brick or charging cable. Included with the keyboard is an application that helps users get the necessary light and see battery levels. It has a power indicator light to alert you when your device is low on power.

"The keyboard is still the best input device for typing emails and IMs, updating your Facebook page or posting responses to your favourite blogs - and the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is the next big innovation in keyboard technology," said Pavillard.

The K750 offers Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, and includes 128-bit AES encryption. The receiver has been designed to be small enough to be left plugged into your laptop and users can add up to six Logitech Unifying and Unifying-ready mice and keyboards.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard is expected to be available in the US and Europe in January 2011 for around AED420 ($114.3).

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