Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - -NIDHI SIN­GAL

Even those of us who talk about go­ing green and sav­ing the en­vi­ron­ment use gad­gets that are not earth friendly. So, if you are ready for a green plunge, Log­itech has the K750, a wire­less so­lar key­board.

The K750 comes with a Blue­tooth don­gle that plugs into a PC’S USB port. The sleek wire­less key­board has two so­lar pan­els on the top, just above the Func­tion keys. The key­board de­rives its en­ergy from nat­u­ral sun­light as well as ar­ti­fi­cial in­door light. An off/on slider has been added to store the charge within the key­board.

There is a charg­ing in­di­ca­tor with smi­leys to show the sta­tus of the charge. When used with the So­lar App spe­cially de­signed for the key­board, it shows the lux level of the light source us­ing which the key­board is get­ting charged as well as the bat­tery re­serve sta­tus.

The K750 is a full key­board, and typ­ing on it is com­fort­able. In­ter­est­ingly, the Func­tion keys have short­cuts as­signed to them. For in­stance, the F2 has a mes­sage icon that opens Out­look, while the F4 launches cal­cu­la­tor, etc.

How­ever, a Caps Lock in­di­ca­tor, com­mon in even en­try level key­boards now, is miss­ing on the de­vice.


BAG IT OR JUNK IT? Good look­ing, easy to use and en­vi­ron­ment friendly, but se­ri­ously over­priced.

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