Fourteen months ago I wrote about the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac. Time for a follow-up. Am I still using it? You bet I am. Am I still happy with it? Well, I haven’t been tempted to replace it, so I guess you could say that I’m still happy. Now, it hasn’t been perfect. Occasionally, it gets sluggish. I have no idea if it’s hardware or software related, but simply turning it off and then back on seems to fix it — for several weeks. The rechargeable battery? Even under the miserable lighting conditions in my office, it’s still getting up to 90% of the original charge. At that rate, I’ll probably replace the keyboard before the battery needs to be changed.
So, what’s new at Logitech? The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 for Mac, iPad & iPhone. What’s new is that it’s Bluetooth instead of USB and they’ve dropped the numeric keypad. Now, the lack of numeric keypad is probably not a deal breaker for the average user, but for those of us who crunch numbers? Yep, I’ll pass on this one. The Bluetooth would be nice, but a numeric keypad is a necessity. Oh, and it’s about $20 more. Fortunately, the K750 is still in production and readily available.
My biggest concern a year ago was the durability of the tiny fold-out feet on the keyboard. They are still there and not broken, but I have to admit that I never use them. The keyboard is usually angled half off my desk or on my lap most of the time (light weight and no cable tether). It’s not ergonomically shaped, but I haven’t had a problem with that. In fact, since adopting the K750 and replacing my mouse with an Apple Magic Trackpad my recurring RSI problems have disappeared.