Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 review: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

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CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars Outstanding
  • Overall: 8.7
  • Design: 9.0
  • Features: 9.0
  • Performance: 8.0

Average User Rating

2.5 stars 2 user reviews

The Good The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 has a sleek and stylish design that complements Apple products. An integrated solar panel can charge the keyboard from any light source (including a lamp), so there's no need to replace batteries. And the K760 can pair with three devices (such as Mac, iPad, iPhone) and switch among them at the touch of a button.

The Bad Though it's fairly compact, it's a little bulky to carry around with you and no protective carrying case is provided.

The Bottom Line With its built-in solar-powered battery, the sleek Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 will save you money in the long run and is a better deal than Apple's Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard.

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Meet the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760, the successor to Logitech's first solar keyboard, the K750, which earned a CNET Editors' Choice.

From a design standpoint, the K760 is more compact than the K750 and more closely resembles Apple's own Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard with the addition of the strip of solar cells at the top of the unit. It's sleek and stylish and will certainly fit in well with any Apple products you own. It's ostensibly designed for Apple products, but it works with Bluetooth-enabled Windows computers and Android tablets/smartphones, though it does have a Mac-centric layout with a couple of Mac-only keys.

The key feature upgrade here is something that Logitech calls "Bluetooth connectivity with easy-switching capability." What that means is you can pair multiple devices -- such as a Mac, iPad, or iPhone -- and quickly switch among them with the push of a button without having to reconnect.

The K760 shares a similar design to Apple's Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard, but it's significantly larger. Sarah Tew/CNET

To test it out, I paired the keyboard with an iMac, iPad, and iPhone. To switch among the devices I simply pressed the "1," "2," or "3" function keys at the top left of the keyboard (each has a Bluetooth logo on it). A blue LED lit up when I touched the button, letting me know I was now paired with its corresponding device. It worked flawlessly and is a nice option if you're working with a couple of different Macs or a Mac and and iPad. I don't see all that many folks using this with their iPhones or iPod Touches, but the option is there.

Like the earlier K750 and Logitech's just-introduced Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad, you can charge this keyboard in any light whether it be lamp light or sunlight. Logitech says that -- when fully powered -- the keyboard works for at least three months, even in total darkness (based on average use per day of 8 hours).

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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

Part Number: 920-003884 Released: Jun 15, 2012
MSRP: $79.99 Low Price: $74.95 See all prices

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  • Release date Jun 15, 2012
  • Compatibility Mac