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Logitech Adds Solar Keyboard

11/01/2010 11:23:10 AM Eastern

Fremont, Calif. - Logitech today unveiled a solar-powered
keyboard that can be powered by indoor light.

 K750

The wireless solar keyboard K750, the company's first
light-powered keyboard, has an integrated solar panel and lighted power
indicator.

An included solar power app, available for download
beginning Nov. 15 on Logitech's
website
, features a lux meter to measure illumination levels for proper
charging and offers at-a-glance information about battery levels and power,
complete with power alerts. Logitech said a fully charged keyboard will work
for up to three months in total darkness.

The keyboard boasts a 1/3-inch-thick profile with rounded
edges, and Logitech's Incurve keys, which are concave to support the shape of a
user's fingertips.

"The keyboard is still the best input device for typing
emails and IMs, updating your Facebook page or posting responses to your
favorite blogs -- and the Logitech wireless solar keyboard K750 is the next big
innovation in keyboard technology," said Denis Pavillard, product marketing VP
for Logitech's keyboards and desktops. "Plus, with its PVC-free construction
and fully recyclable packaging, it's designed to minimize its footprint."

The K750 ships with Logitech's 2.4GHz wireless Unifying
receiver that offers 128-bit AES encryption.

The keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and
Europe this month for a suggested retail of $79.99.