Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad
Last price update: 2017-09-11 16:31:22
So, let me preface this by saying I've been in the market for a keyboard with specific features for quite a while to use in my home theater room. The keyboard I wanted needed to be full-size (or reasonably close to allow touch typing), backlit, wireless, have a touch pad, and have a small enough overall width to fit into my home theater seat's arm rest storage compartment. Unfortunately, that particular combination is extremely rare. There are lots of wireless keyboards with touchpads, but none are backlit. The ones that are, often don't have a touch pad. Those that have a touch pad and are backlit, are wired. There is every other permutation imaginable, but each is missing at least one key feature. The closest match has been the Logitech diNovo Edge, but it's unreasonably expensive and its "TouchDisc" only barely qualifies as a touch pad, (Well, now that I look, it appears that a used diNovo Edge is fetching much less of a premium now that it has a worthwhile competitor.)Since this past winter I've been stalking the Rapoo E9090P (still unreleased as of June 2014), anxiously awaiting its promotion from vaporware to reality. It fit the bill, but production problems continue pushing its release date back farther and farther. In the meantime, I've been using the Rapoo E9180p, which is basically the same keyboard as the E9090P will be, but without back lighting or inductive charging (which I never cared about anyway).At the beginning of this month, lo and behold!Read more ›
June 19, 2014
For the most part, this is the home theater PC keyboard I have been waiting for. I have been looking for three key features: wireless, trackpad, and backlit. The micro usb rechargeable feature (which works off my android chargers by the way) was icing on the cake.Pros:-It is plug and play with any Mac, Windows, or Linux OS I have tried. I primarily use it with Linux Mint (13 and 17) or OpenELEC (a great, light HTPC OS bootable from a flash drive).-The media keys, for the most part, work on OSX and Linux Mint / OpenELEC as well.-The back light adjusts to ambient light.-The keys are fairly quiet, and feel like those found on high-end keyboards.-The keyboard is recognized as soon as the BIOS loads, so you can adjust those settings and/or choose boot disc (from what I've read this is actually a problem with some wireless keyboards).-While full-sized and with a large trackpad, this keyboard is thinner with a similar area as the K400 keyboard (see picture).Cons (and a fix):-The back light does not stay on as long as I would like, and as far as I know is not adjustable without software (or at all).-There is not way to lock F keys without software. I prefer using F keys rather than the media keys, especially when using software shortcuts I have become accustomed to. If you know of a way to rebind these keys in Linux please post in the comments!-The caps lock key does not light up to indicate it is enabled.-My biggest gripe was easily fixable, yet a solution was difficult to find. Tap to click was not enabled on Linux. From what I've read some people run into this problem on Mac too.**TO ENABLE TAP TO CLICK: press the red FN key and click the left mouse button at the same time. This will toggle tap to click function without the need for software.
November 15, 2014
I have been searching for a decent Wireless, Backlit Keyboard with Touchpad for a long time. I have a very powerful gaming laptop that's connected to my HDTV via HDMI. I wanted to try out some pc gaming and watch internet videos on my tv screen instead of the laptops little 17" screen. After running a 30ft HDMI cable through walls and ceilings, I thought the hard part was over once I got that cable to pop out right behind the tv. Boy, was I wrong...After doing all that, I wanted something that I could control the computer with from my recliner, but not a full-sized keyboard either. At first I went with the [Lenovo Multimedia Remote Keyboard N5902]. It was a one-handed device that worked good at first but started to get finicky as time went on. It wasn't meant to browse online and interact in forums with. It was basically meant to be a wireless mouse with the occasional button presses. And forget about trying to play ANY pc games with it because it lacked a bunch of keys found on a keyboard and it wasn't that reliable. The other night I was about to take the plunge on the [Logitech Mini Controller] to use instead, but decided to give the internet one last sweep to see if I overlooked something. Low and behold I found the Logitech K830 and it's the perfect thing I've been looking for all this time.When I came across this new keyboard, Amazon didn't even have it in stock yet. They just had a product page that said "backordered." Aside of Logitech themselves, the ONLY place that had this keyboard was Best Buy. So the next morning I picked one up at my local store. Now Amazon has them though.The keyboard is expensive. It's $100 (when it first came out) and not everyone wants to spend that kind of money on something like this.Read more ›
May 15, 2014
Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad.
BRIGHTEN YOUR TV EXPERIENCE. Whether you’re searching for feature films on Netflix, creating your personal music station on Pandora, or navigating the news on CNN. com, getting right to it on your connected TV just got a whole lot easier. With this all-in-one Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad, you can sit on the couch and put the entire world of Internet entertainment at your fingertips. Easily type, scroll and click through search results and websites just like you do with your computer keyboard and mouse. Brightly illuminated keys make it a breeze to find and control whatever entertainment you’re in the mood for, even when the lights are low. It’s the best way to navigate between your TV and computer, all in a compact keyboard that fits perfectly on your lap and looks right at home in the modern living room.