Logitech Keyboard


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sothwalker

Anyone happen to have one of these...

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

If so would you see if you can measure the size of the keys. I read a
comment that they were smaller than normal, what ever that means.

With my fat fingers I need all the key size I can get.
 
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Paul

Anyone happen to have one of these...

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

If so would you see if you can measure the size of the keys. I read a
comment that they were smaller than normal, what ever that means.

With my fat fingers I need all the key size I can get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-126-199&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=100&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

"Other Thoughts:

A very nice thin, full sized layout keyboard.

If it had a wrist pad and the function keys were usable without
the stupid FN key, it would be near perfect for me. Just be aware
that if you use it in a dark area, you will need to let it sit by
a lamp or window sill every now and then to charge up a bit."

Because it's listed as "1/3 of an inch thick", you can tell whether
the listed dimensions, are for the keyboard, or, for the box the
keyboard comes in. The listed dimensions are 1.4" high, which is
the dimension of the product box, not the keyboard.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Solar-Keyboard-K750/dp/B004MF11MU

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71hcSWqeRVL._AA1500_.jpg

The Apple store, lists it as

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H7331LL/A

# Width: 6.25 in.
# Length: 17.0 in. <--- same as my keyboard,
when you subtract the wide bezel on mine

The keyboard has a closeup image here. They took a picture of
the K750, and compared it to the K800.

http://www.digitalversus.com/keyboard/logitech-wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-p9957/test.html

"The 'L' key on the K750. Concave keys that are widely spaced apart"

http://img1.lesnumeriques.com/produits/33/9957/logitech-k750-touches.jpg

Hmmm. "It almost feels like typing on your laptop, but more comfortable."
That's not actually a good thing. And at 1/3rd of an inch thick, that
means limited key travel.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k750-keyboard?crid=26

The best way to find out if HID devices are meant for you, is to
test them in person. At a big box store. Maybe you could call
here, and see if they have samples to look at. Key travel and
key response are pretty important. Fat fingers too.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Logitech+-+K750+Wireless+Solar+Keyboard/1722039.p?id=1218286786253&skuId=1722039

HTH,
Paul
 
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VanguardLH

Paul said:
The best way to find out if HID devices are meant for you, is to
test them in person. At a big box store. Maybe you could call
here, and see if they have samples to look at. Key travel and
key response are pretty important. Fat fingers too.
Alas, the retail stores now carry such a poor selection of input devices
(keyboards and mice) that you get very little selection to "try before
you buy". Either you get over-priced wireless keyboards with features
you won't use or the super-cheap crappies that can twist several inches.
You don't get to try the intermediate keyboards or the ultra-pricey
gaming ones and forget about trying any with mechanical switches.

Many retail stores now provide for online orders. You'll be lucky if
they carry a quarter of what they list online is available for you to
try in their retail store. The number of computer stores has dwindled
or completely disappeared in many areas. We had 4 major lines of
computer stores in our area and 3 disappeared and the 4th dialed way
back on inventory. In many areas, all you have available are catch-all
stores carrying everything from cameras, cell phones, washing machines,
room heaters, TVs, car stereos, and, oh yeah, a sprinkling of computer
items (e.g., Best Buy), or they're an office supply store with a
sprinkling of computer parts (e.g., Staples, Office Depot/Max). Even if
you are willing to pay the price premium of getting something today
(because yours broke or you need one now), you end up not finding what
you need and settling on crap that might get you buy.

Some retails stores are more usable than others for trying out stuff you
order online from them. For example, I went through 6 keyboards finding
the first 5 sucked and returned them to Walmart to get a full refund.
Shipping is free for in-store pickup but you have to wait for delivery.
I ordered several gel wrist rests but found most so unbelievably hard
that I'd be better off using a loaf of smashed stale bread but I could
return them to Walmart (I eventually found a good one at Staples).

The days of running down to the local retail store to compare a large
selection of computer monitors, keyboards, and mice is gone. Just a
couple weeks ago I needed a powered USB hub and needed it *now* but
after going to 4 retail stores I just lucked out on find the last one in
the last store that I visited. Computer inventory sucks at retail
stores nowadays. Some folks are lucky that in their area there exists a
computer superstore but many other areas have long dried up even for
many large metropolises. Those days are gone or dwindling.
 
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BillW50

Alas, the retail stores now carry such a poor selection of input devices
(keyboards and mice) that you get very little selection to "try before
you buy". Either you get over-priced wireless keyboards with features
you won't use or the super-cheap crappies that can twist several inches.
You don't get to try the intermediate keyboards or the ultra-pricey
gaming ones and forget about trying any with mechanical switches.

Many retail stores now provide for online orders. You'll be lucky if
they carry a quarter of what they list online is available for you to
try in their retail store. The number of computer stores has dwindled
or completely disappeared in many areas. We had 4 major lines of
computer stores in our area and 3 disappeared and the 4th dialed way
back on inventory. In many areas, all you have available are catch-all
stores carrying everything from cameras, cell phones, washing machines,
room heaters, TVs, car stereos, and, oh yeah, a sprinkling of computer
items (e.g., Best Buy), or they're an office supply store with a
sprinkling of computer parts (e.g., Staples, Office Depot/Max). Even if
you are willing to pay the price premium of getting something today
(because yours broke or you need one now), you end up not finding what
you need and settling on crap that might get you buy.

Some retails stores are more usable than others for trying out stuff you
order online from them. For example, I went through 6 keyboards finding
the first 5 sucked and returned them to Walmart to get a full refund.
Shipping is free for in-store pickup but you have to wait for delivery.
I ordered several gel wrist rests but found most so unbelievably hard
that I'd be better off using a loaf of smashed stale bread but I could
return them to Walmart (I eventually found a good one at Staples).

The days of running down to the local retail store to compare a large
selection of computer monitors, keyboards, and mice is gone. Just a
couple weeks ago I needed a powered USB hub and needed it *now* but
after going to 4 retail stores I just lucked out on find the last one in
the last store that I visited. Computer inventory sucks at retail
stores nowadays. Some folks are lucky that in their area there exists a
computer superstore but many other areas have long dried up even for
many large metropolises. Those days are gone or dwindling.
All very true. That is why I rely on consumer comments. And if there is
none, lucky you. As you are the first lucky one to comment about how
much you really like the product.
 
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Doc. M

wrote in message

Anyone happen to have one of these...
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
If so would you see if you can measure the size of the keys. I read
a
comment that they were smaller than normal, what ever that means.
With my fat fingers I need all the key size I can get.
My bro had fat fingers. They looked like sausages with a cats claw
sticking out of the middle of the end.

Logitech is top notch in wireless KB's and mice.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

The best way to find out if HID devices are meant for you, is to
test them in person. At a big box store. Maybe you could call
here, and see if they have samples to look at. Key travel and
key response are pretty important. Fat fingers too.
Alas, the retail stores now carry such a poor selection of input devices
(keyboards and mice) that you get very little selection to "try before
you buy". Either you get over-priced wireless keyboards with features
you won't use or the super-cheap crappies that can twist several inches.[/QUOTE]
[]
Sadly, true - and, of course, inevitable with online being able to
undercut by volume and low overheads. We're partly to blame by going
that route, of course.

Anyway: I saw a solar wireless keyboard yesterday (in the Tottenham
Court Road, London branch of PC World). Can't say what make - are there
several doing solar wireless at the moment? It struck me as a good idea
(my concern about wireless keyboards has always been that the battery
will go just when you need it most). I didn't notice it being any other
than conventional size (two solar cells behind the function keys - I
can't remember if there was anything between them). It _might_ have been
on the thin side, it might not; nothing about it struck me as being
anything that'd prevent me from using it.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The reason for the oil shortage: nobody remembered to check the oil levels. Our
oil is located in the North Sea but our dip-sticks are located in Westminster.
(or Texas and Washington etc. - adjust as necessary!)
 
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choro

Alas, the retail stores now carry such a poor selection of input devices
(keyboards and mice) that you get very little selection to "try before
you buy". Either you get over-priced wireless keyboards with features
you won't use or the super-cheap crappies that can twist several inches.
[]
Sadly, true - and, of course, inevitable with online being able to
undercut by volume and low overheads. We're partly to blame by going
that route, of course.

Anyway: I saw a solar wireless keyboard yesterday (in the Tottenham
Court Road, London branch of PC World). Can't say what make - are there
several doing solar wireless at the moment? It struck me as a good idea
(my concern about wireless keyboards has always been that the battery
will go just when you need it most). I didn't notice it being any other
than conventional size (two solar cells behind the function keys - I
can't remember if there was anything between them). It _might_ have been
on the thin side, it might not; nothing about it struck me as being
anything that'd prevent me from using it.[/QUOTE]

It might have been on the thin side? Why should that be a disadvantage?
The criteria should be durability and smoothness of action. I bought one
keyboard around 8 years ago (on Tot. Crt. Rd) which unfortunately
developed a fault recently, so I pulled out an identical one I had
bought a couple or so weeks later as a spare keyboard. Why? Because the
action was so smooth and this does matter to touch typists. And yes, it
was thin. But the action, oh the action? Smooth as a baby's bum, as they
say. And don't ask me what "baby" stands for in this context. It could
of course just be that I have a dirty mind.

Always have a spare keyboard handy if you are doing important tasks that
can't wait, is what I say. Even if you get two failures in 20 years, it
is still worth keeping a spare keyboard handy. --
choro
*****
 
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David Pullan

wrote in message

Anyone happen to have one of these...
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
If so would you see if you can measure the size of the keys. I read a
comment that they were smaller than normal, what ever that means.
With my fat fingers I need all the key size I can get.

I use the K750 keyboard and it works fine. Letter/No. key size is 15mm
square. More important for chubby fingers the pitch between keys is 20mm
General comments about the keyboard:-
Upside
Charges well without having to point it at a light source
Robust and just works
Key/No. lettering does not wear off
One key press to show the battery charge state
Downside
Shiny plastic casing scratches easily

David P
 
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sothwalker

Anyone happen to have one of these...

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

If so would you see if you can measure the size of the keys. I read a
comment that they were smaller than normal, what ever that means.

With my fat fingers I need all the key size I can get.
After looking at the additional reviews I am a little less anxious to
buy this one. The lack of a caps on light and a concern about
interference with my router, which will be about 3 feet from the
keyboard. This problem wasn't mentioned often but was mentioned a
couple of times. I know nothing about this and don't want to get
caught.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Paul

choro said:
VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> said:
:

The best way to find out if HID devices are meant for you, is to
test them in person. At a big box store. Maybe you could call
here, and see if they have samples to look at. Key travel and
key response are pretty important. Fat fingers too.

Alas, the retail stores now carry such a poor selection of input devices
(keyboards and mice) that you get very little selection to "try before
you buy". Either you get over-priced wireless keyboards with features
you won't use or the super-cheap crappies that can twist several inches.
[]
Sadly, true - and, of course, inevitable with online being able to
undercut by volume and low overheads. We're partly to blame by going
that route, of course.

Anyway: I saw a solar wireless keyboard yesterday (in the Tottenham
Court Road, London branch of PC World). Can't say what make - are there
several doing solar wireless at the moment? It struck me as a good idea
(my concern about wireless keyboards has always been that the battery
will go just when you need it most). I didn't notice it being any other
than conventional size (two solar cells behind the function keys - I
can't remember if there was anything between them). It _might_ have been
on the thin side, it might not; nothing about it struck me as being
anything that'd prevent me from using it.
It might have been on the thin side? Why should that be a disadvantage?
The criteria should be durability and smoothness of action. I bought one
keyboard around 8 years ago (on Tot. Crt. Rd) which unfortunately
developed a fault recently, so I pulled out an identical one I had
bought a couple or so weeks later as a spare keyboard. Why? Because the
action was so smooth and this does matter to touch typists. And yes, it
was thin. But the action, oh the action? Smooth as a baby's bum, as they
say. And don't ask me what "baby" stands for in this context. It could
of course just be that I have a dirty mind.

Always have a spare keyboard handy if you are doing important tasks that
can't wait, is what I say. Even if you get two failures in 20 years, it
is still worth keeping a spare keyboard handy. --
choro
*****
I think it would depend on your taste in key travel.

A super-thin keyboard, can't have a lot of key travel.
Which implies a certain tactile feeling to it.

I don't think I'd like it very much, if my current
long-throw desktop keyboard, was to be replaced by my laptop
keyboard (which sucks).

For me, a corded keyboard for $20, is all the keyboard I need.
It's "green" too. No solar cells. No batteries. No RF signals.
Working caps lock light. Etc. I can even get them with working
back lights if I want (for $$$).

If I really need to "go mobile", the laptop is my portable
keyboard, such as it is.

Paul
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <64gnb85hftkmvsu1iihdrk0gug17034iii@4ax.com>,
After looking at the additional reviews I am a little less anxious to
buy this one. The lack of a caps on light and a concern about
I don't think you'll find _any_ wireless keyboard with a caps (or num,
or shift) lock light. You can, however, have the lock status shown by
"lights" on the PC screen - plenty of freeware utilities will show them
(as will some prog.s, like some versions of Word), and I wouldn't be
surprised if one came with the keyboard (or at least a link to where you
could download one printed on the box or instructions).
interference with my router, which will be about 3 feet from the
keyboard. This problem wasn't mentioned often but was mentioned a
couple of times. I know nothing about this and don't want to get
caught.
Little chance, though it's possible. There are about 11 channels in most
of the world; the wifi ought to switch channels when something else
(such as a keyboard) makes one of those channels unusable.
Thanks for the help.
YW
 
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sothwalker

On Sat, 01 Dec 2012 15:22:56 -0600, (e-mail address removed) wrote:

Bought a Logitech K800 and am quite happy with it. The lighted keys
are quite nice.

Thanks for the comments.
 

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