If you thought Logitech's MK700 wireless keyboard's concave keys were good but just too dark, the illuminated K800 will be a spot of sunshine. Yep! A spot of relatively pricey sunshine.
What makes the K800 smarter than your average backlit keyboard - and possibly worth that $US100 price tag - is its ambient light and motion sensors, which will automatically dictate how much brightness you need. The 10 days of use on one charge sounds peppy as well, though presumably that number doesn't factor in heavy illumination. The included micro-USB cable should ease the burden of charging though.
The Wireless Keyboard with a Nightlife:
Logitech Unveils New Illuminated Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 Features Smart Backlighting
FREMONT, Calif. - Aug. 18, 2010 -Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today
introduced the rechargeable Logitech® Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800, delivering bright,
precise illumination - day or night. The newest Logitech keyboard features ambient light and
motion sensors, ensuring that you have the right amount of backlight when you need it, while
conserving battery life when you don't.
"The Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is perfect for someone who values both form and
function," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech's keyboards
and desktops. "The Wireless Illuminated K800 keyboard includes features that make it a standout
- smart backlighting, Logitech® Unifying technology, our PerfectStroke™ key system and
Logitech Incurve keys™ - and presents it all in a very stylish and sleek package that's sure to
The Wireless Illuminated K800 backlighting automatically adjusts based on the amount of light
in the room using ambient light sensors. Motion sensors detect your hands as they approach to
turn the backlighting on and to turn it back off when your hands move away. As a result,
you'll enjoy bright, precise illumination and more battery life - up to 10 days of battery
life without recharging. (Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental
The Wireless Illuminated K800 is always ready when you need it thanks to the micro-USB cable
that lets you recharge while you type. Due to the fast, flexible recharging, you'll never need to
replace the batteries. Instead, you can simply plug in the universal micro-USB cable to recharge
the onboard batteries.
Because a good keyboard needs to deliver a good typing experience, the Logitech Wireless
Illuminated keyboard includes the PerfectStroke™ key system and Logitech Incurve keys™.
Logitech Unveils Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
The PerfectStroke key system helps make every stroke comfortable, fluid and whisper-
quiet. And the concave design and softly rounded edges of the durable Logitech Incurve keys
position your fingers properly and invite your fingertips to glide from key to key, hour after
hour. Additionally, the letters and characters on the keys are very durable and won't wear off.
The Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is also the latest in a line of Logitech® Unifying-
compatible mice and keyboards that feature the tiny, leave-in receiver - so small you can leave
it in your laptop. Unifying-compatible keyboards feature Logitech® Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless
connectivity, virtually eliminating delays and dropouts.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is expected to be available in August for
a suggested retail price of $US99.99 (U.S.). You can learn more about the Wireless Illuminated
Keyboard K800 on our blog or you can visit www.logitech.com.