Logitech keyboard for Mac asks a lot, delivers a little

The Logitech diNovo, however, fails to prove its worth by omitting integrated USB 2.0 ports, illuminated keys, and/or rechargeable batteries.

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The Logitech diNovo Mac Edition Keyboard is meant to be a viable alternative for shoppers looking to replace the keyboard that comes with their Apple computers. As you'd expect, the layout is all Mac-centric, with shortcut keys for volume, eject, and screen brightness, as well as specific buttons that open OS apps like Dashboard, Spaces, Expose, and iTunes. The keyboard is easy to type on thanks to Logitech's PerfectStroke key design, and the overall design is nothing short of sexy, but we can't help but point out a few shortcomings.

Most importantly, the limited features just doesn't warrant the inflated price tag. At the time of the review, the retail price weighed in at $99 retail. To put it into perspective, you can purchase the Apple wired keyboard for $50, or pay $30 more for the wireless version.

The Logitech diNovo, however, fails to prove its worth by omitting integrated USB 2.0 ports, illuminated keys, and/or rechargeable batteries. Finally, while we personally found the keyboard comfortable over long periods of typing, those suffering from wrist pain will find themselves wanting to adjust the angle of the keyboard; unfortunately, the diNovo rests at a fixed position.

Read our full review of the Logitiech diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition.

About the author

Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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