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Logitech Launches MK850 Wireless Desktop Set

New Duo software feature allows two to work in tandem 3/24/2017 02:15:00 PM Eastern

Logitech introduced its latest wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and a new software feature enables the two devices to open up new functionality in each other.  

Featuring a cushioned palm rest, the full-size keyboard in the MK850 Set has a full number pad, curved keys and adjustable tilt legs. It also has an adaptive multi-OS interface said to recognize hotkeys and shortcuts “in a familiar layout,” whether the consumer uses Windows, Mac, Chrome, Android or an iOS mobile device.

The battery life is listed at three years via two AAA batteries.

The six-button mouse, meanwhile, comes with a contoured design, hyper-fast scrolling, and a two-year battery life on a single AA battery.  

Both can connect via Bluetooth or Logitech’s Unifying USB dongle, and both are compatible with DuoLink, a new feature in the Logitech Options software that opens up additional functionality. For example, consumers can assign different actions to the keyboard’s Fn keys that will add new functionality to the mouse buttons.

Both devices also feature Easy-Switch technology, enabling them to switch between three connected devices.

The combo is currently shipping for a $99.99 suggested retail. A company spokeswoman said it’s positioned as an upgrade over the MK710 combo, which remains available for the same $99.99 price.

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