Logitech K600

Great for both PC and TV.

APC Australia - - Super Guide / Ace Accessories For Your Home Theatr -

In case the name hasn’t given it away, Logitech’s lat­est mul­ti­me­dia key­board is specif­i­cally de­signed to also work with SmartTVs, so you don’t even need a HTPC. There’s a huge list of com­pat­i­ble TVs on the of­fi­cial site (www.logitech. com/en-us/promo/k600-tv/ smart-tv-com­pat­i­bil­i­ty­checker.html) , but ba­si­cally all of the mod­els from the big­ger com­pa­nies that are less than two years old will work with this key­board.

There’s a heap of macro keys on the left of the key­board for com­mon TV and PC fea­tures, as well as full vol­ume con­trols. But what we love most are the two disks on the right hand side. The larger of the two acts as a touch pad, and it’s su­per ac­cu­rate. It in­cludes ges­ture con­trols, so you can slide through web pages and the like. The smaller cir­cle is used like the ar­row keys on a key­board, al­low­ing you to se­lect dif­fer­ent win­dows and items on screen.

Be­ing to­tally wire­less, once again we see that this is not back­lit, which is a shame, but would chew through bat­tery life so we ab­so­lutely un­der­stand and re­spect this de­sign de­ci­sion and the ben­e­fits of be­ing wire­less far out­weigh hav­ing glow­ing keys. It re­quires twin AAA bat­ter­ies, and Logitech claims an in­cred­i­ble 12-month bat­tery life span, which is sim­ple record­break­ing.

Best of all though is the price. At just $100 it’s our favourite new way to con­trol the TV in the liv­ing room. Be aware that it’s no good for gam­ing, but when it comes to SmartTV view­ing, this thing has ev­ery base cov­ered.

SPECS: Blue­tooth con­nec­tion; 15-me­ter range; 12-month bat­tery life (twin AAA). $99.95 | WWW.LOGITECH.COM

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