Review: Logitech K750

I got a hold of a new keyboard: Logitech K750. This is a wireless keyboard with a battery and two somewhat obvious yet discrete solar panels for charging. I like this keyboard. I really do. It’s tiny, neat, doesn’t get in the way and usually gets the job done. It being wireless makes it easy to get it out of the way when doing paperwork or cleaning the desk. And with my use thus far, it claims to have enough juice for 3 months. Although the keys are elegant, they’re too anonymous. The physical marks on the F, J and numpad 5 are too vague and placed too low on the key to really be noticeable. It’s faster to take a look at where my hands are, than to find these marks. Further, the low profile of the keys makes it impossible to navigate the keyboard at large. As an example, it’s hard if not impossible to feel a difference between the Q and 1 or 2 keys, or the 3 key and F2/F3.

The space bar is slightly too wide, taking up are which feels like it should be taken up by the Alt and Alt Gr keys (Norwegian layout). The FN key is too large, making it equally as prominent as the right Ctrl key (which is also slightly too large), making it virtually impossible to autocorrect hand alignment on the keyboard without looking. When punching numbers using the numpad, all the keys feel the same. Since the keys are so low profile, it’s hard to notice when I’m angling my hand too much, ending up pressing * instead of 9 or num lock instead of 7.

Furthermore, the whole keyboard is too low profile. It’s sleek and looks neat, but after having typed this review, my wrists feel tired/strained from typing; Both because of how close to the table the keys are (even with the back-side feet pulled out to tilt the keyboard), and because of how the keys don’t bounce back at all. I know, this isn’t a mechanical keyboard, but other keyboards such as the G19, G15, or most of the Microsoft keyboards do feel like they bounce back a little bit when you push the keys. I suppose the main problem with the keys on the Logitech K750 is that they are kinda like a switch, either down or up; Nothing in between. Which makes it pretty tiresome to type on.

I’d still definitely use this for a media center PC or PS3 though (if it’s compatible); It’s quite neat for having in the living room, and it sure beats navigating the on-screen keyboards with a console controller.