• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad keyboard, but with caveats.

    • Written by from Schenectady

    I was VERY excited when I saw this keyboard, in fact it was just minutes after seeing it that I ordered it.
    I had the larger of the Logitech solar keyboards, it was just too big for my liking but I loved the feel and no batteries for life is a great selling point.

    So I bought this one straight away.

    I like this keyboard but it does not have the same feel as the larger Logitech keyboard had. I would think they would be EXACTLY alike, but not at all.

    Also this one is MUCH noisier to type on. The keys feel a bit mushy compared to my Apple aluminum BT key...compared to the larger solar too.

    I like the idea of switching from device to device with the stroke of a key, but I actually use my function keys in my day-to-day workflow and need all of them so I switched the "special Bluetooth" keys back to regular F keys. This can be done by holding the "fn" key down (never known what the heck that was for...lol). I thought that that was very thoughtfully executed.

    Its larger brother also had little kickstand feet on the bottom that you could flip out in order to angle the keyboard at you, not here,so the key angle is at a slightly different grade then I'm used to. I'm sure something I will get used to, but...

    If it were a debate in my mind between the two, the Apple aluminum keyboard and this, the Apple would win hands down.

    But they aren't perfect either. The battery life on the Apple is absolutely horrible. And rechargeables barely get over a 60% battery life registry even if they come right out of the charger.

    I'm typing this review on the Logitech and I'm going to keep it for now, but I'm also wondering if it won't wind up on ebay in a month.

    Major update!!!

    Keyboard is boxed back up and I'm back to my Apple aluminum wired keyboard on my second computer and the mini aluminum BT keyboard on the main computer.

    There were a few deal breakers that sorta made the choice easier. But the main glaring one was that upon every restart the keyboard would default back to the state of the first three function keys being Bluetooth 1-2-3 and the keyboard required pairing upon every restart...NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!

    Besides nothing feels like an Apple keyboard to me anyway.

    216 of 246 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars from a skeptic

    • Written by from Charlestown

    As a critical consumer with a taste for quality, I often return gadgets for reasons of poor design or shoddy materials. I have a few of the Apple wireless bluetooth keyboards which are awesome (like most Apple hardware) for the compact form and sturdy build, but their short battery life causes headaches with the flashing "low battery" indications and frequent search for fresh cells. I decided to try this solar board, half expecting to encounter a poorly implemented connectivity process or an annoying, squishy plastic touch.

    As it turns out, the K760 bluetooth setup went more smoothly than the Apple keyboards! I've tried both models back and forth to confirm this. The K760 also has an additional feature I hadn't expected; There are three hotkeys to switch between host devices (iPad/iPhone/Mac/etc), and it jumps between them in less than two seconds consistently. The K760 feels slightly different from the Apple wireless but more similar than in comparison to any other keyboard I've tried. The K760's keys depress slightly further; the touch is not quite as firm as the Apple but not by much; the clicking noise is a bit brighter and louder, but I'm being nit-picky with these criticisms.

    I'm giving my  keyboards away and sticking to this one.

    173 of 181 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solar powered Keyboard...

    • Written by from Casselberry

    The keyboard is slightly larger than Apple's Bluetooth keyboard. The depth is about 2 inches larger, and this area is taken up with the solar cells. The key layout, and key size are very similar. The key tops have a slightly deeper curve, and the keystroke is slightly longer. Since the "feel" of a keyboard is subjective and hard to describe, I will only say the is similar to the Apple'a keyboard. Most of the key functions are the same as Apple's with the exceptions noted on Logitech's WEB page. The Bluetooth connection feature is really nice. It is easy to setup, and in my brief experience so far, it works very well. The keyboard is plastic, with non-skid feet. The power switch is on right top, just under the solar array. It's clearly marked, and it's easy to see if the keyboard is "ON" or "OFF", unlike the push button the the Apple Keyboard. The indicator LEDs for the Bluetooth keys, caps lock and power functions come on only for a few seconds and go off (to save power I assume). So, keep this in mind. If your Caps lock key has been pressed, after a few seconds the LED indicator will go off, even though the Caps lock is still active.

    The solar cells charging feature is really smart, having to continually replace batteries is something that we all could do without. Since I haven't had this keyboard long enough to fully evaluate it, I can't say how well this feature will work over time. There are two internal rechargeable batteries that maintain power when a light source is too dim or not present. Nothing is mentioned as to what type of rechargeable batteries these are, or what there life expectancy is. From what is shown in the manual, I would bet that one could replace them if needed.

    Overall, I like the keyboard, and the Bluetooth and Solar features. Time will tell how well it performs. It is a bit pricy, but it also has some unique features to offer.

    RC

    153 of 159 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech and Bluetooth Connection

    • Written by from Fredericksburg

    I like most everything about the keyboard except the bluetooth pairing. If the keyboard sits idle for even a small amount of time (couple minutes) it loses the pairing. Can't tell you how many times I've been typing, stopped to collect my thoughts, and tried to start again only to find the keyboard was no longer sync'd and I had to wait. It's particularly troubling on the web when a lot of the interaction is through the trackpad. When it's time to enter text, the keyboard has usually been disconnected. If not for that, I would have given it 5 stars.

    63 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries. Ever. Almost perfect.

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Your search for the perfect, compact keyboard is over. This beauty from Logitech pairs with the touch of a button to up to 3 of your favorite bluetooth devices (i.e. laptop, iPhone, iPad) and never needs batteries!

    The only reason I'm subtracting a star is due to the easily scratched solar panel, but it's a cosmetic issue, not a functional one.

    One nice touch relative to its larger sibling with the numeric keypad, is the addition of a caps lock LED...though the minor nit there is that it doesn't stay lit (could be a hardware defect).

    Anyway, minus the scratches, this should be your keyboard. :D

    56 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mushy Keys

    • Written by from Eureka

    I love that the keyboard is light powered. Not having to buy batteries is a huge plus. However, I've only had the keyboard for short time and haven't confirmed that this power supply works in the long run.

    What struck me immediately, however, is that the keys feel soft and mushy, and create a louder springy sound when typing. After using an Apple keyboard for months, this one does not measure up in terms of fit and finish.

    If Apple came up with their own light-powered version, I'd definitely be interested in trying that.

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I just got the Logitech k760 keyboard, and so far I am loving it. I have connected it to my MacBook Pro and iPhone 4s, it works great and is very easy to switch between devices. I can't wait to get an iPad to make my 3rd device on the keyboard (it connects with 3 devices and can easily switch by the press of a button.)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Liked it so much, I bought a second one.

    • Written by from Belmont

    If this thing could pair with 4 devices, I could just have ONE and carry it around to pair with my Office PC, my home Mac, my iPad, and my iPhone.

    As it is, I have two. BOTH are paired with my iPhone and iPad (and I can switch between them seamlessly). The third pairing is reserved for my desktop (either home or office). One is paired with my Mac Mini, the other with a Windows7 machine (THe Logitech FAQ pages says these things won't work with Window. I plugged in a bluetooth dongle that I get back in 2005 with my first mini, Windows 7 recognized it and let me pair with this think no problem: just remember that for Ctrl-Alt-Del, you need to hold down the "fn" key to get the Windows interpretation of Delete)

    On the Mac, there should be a Logitech panel in your settings that will let you control whether the "fn" key needs to be used access the function keys (f1 - f12) or if the key needs to be help to get at the "controls" - like switching bluetooth devices, hitting they "home" key, "brightness", "volume", etc.

    Haven't experienced the problem cited by the first reviewer after a restart, but I reboot my machine so infrequently, I can't rule out that the problem is there (just haven't really noticed one way or the other).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome keyboard!

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Pros:
    -it's fantastic not to have to worry about batteries
    -a switch turns the keyboard on and off
    -pressing F1, F2, or F3 allows you to connect to different devices
    -it's got all the same buttons as an Apple keyboard

    Cons:
    -you can reset the F1-F3 configurations by pressing a button on the back of the keyboard. If you grab it wrong, you might have to set up the keyboard again with your device.

    Summary:
    -great keyboard. Not much bigger than the iPad, so it fits in my case just fine. I definitely recommend it and would buy it again.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Major Problems

    • Written by from Kipton

    I like the feel of the keys on this keyboard better then the Apple Bluetooth keyboard, but this keyboard has two major flaws. One, it constantly loses its Bluetooth pairing after only a minute or two of inactivity. The keyboard will also not allow me to switch to a second computer connected to my 2009 iMac using display-port. I went on the Logitech forums and there currently is no fix for this.

    I bought it so I would not have to use a keyboard switch for three of my macs and I'm extremely disappointed.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but not for everyone

    • Written by from EXCELSIOR

    The previous posts cover this keyboard well. Overall i like the feel and it works fine with one deficiency that was a deal breaker for me. If you run bootcamp you can't boot to the pc side because the Bluetooth keys don't work until the computer is running. I have parallels as well but it doesn't run games efficiently so I (ok the kids) need to run windows occasionally.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice features, poor keys

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Great idea, having solar panels and Bluetooth device selection, but the keys sit very loosely and rattle by themselves. With the loose keys, it makes the keyboard a challenge to use effectively as a touch typist and feels quite cheap.

    If the keys felt more solid and responsive, this would be a great buy. Without, it's an idea that needs another iteration through the engineering department.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and works as advertised

    • Written by from Honolulu

    First, I'd like to say that I got this keyboard to make typing on my phone less of a hassle and because of that, my phone gets used more as a computing device nowadays. In fact, I'm happy to have bought the keyboard and my phone is almost always used now unless there's no equivalent app to do what I need to. Texting, e-mail, and music playback is a snap now.

    However, I have a couple complaints about the keyboard. One is the key spacing. I'm used to smaller keys and no gaps. Since I have small fingers, the wide layout means I feel like I have to make more effort to reach upper and lower rows.

    Concavity is barely noticeable and I don't know if it makes a difference anyway what with the keys being so big.

    I believe I can type more quietly on my laptop keyboard. The keys don't rattle about on it like the Bluetooth keyboard.

    Finally, the keyboard has no case and cannot be folded for travel/storage or raised off the desk. I prefer typing on keyboards that are inclined at an angle.

    However, these are superficial biases. In terms of function, it worked properly from the moment I unpacked it. It turned on, paired with no hassles, and keyboard input is responsive and accurate. I like the on/off switch as opposed to a button, and of course, the solar charging is wonderful. The build feels sturdy and it's thin and light enough to move easily.

    If one doesn't mind carrying a bigger bag to accommodate the keyboard, I'd say this product is worth buying. The fact it works on Macs and iOS devices means it's versatile, and that means less machinery to juggle. If it could be folded and elevated off the desk, I'd give it five stars, even with the wider layout.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but a little big...

    • Written by from SUNNYSIDE

    I'm typing this review on the logitech k760. Its a really great keyboard so far and I was using it right out of the box within less than a minute. It was very easy to set up and paired right away with my ipad2. Another added feature, is that when you use it with the remote app for Apple TV on the ipad, it works as a keyboard for searching things on the Apple TV! which is great, because who wants to sit there and type in one letter at a time on the stupid apple remote? Especially when you are a fast typist. The other good feature here is that you can switch between multiple devices. Plus it even works with the iphone too. My only complaint is that the keyboard is a little big to carry around, and though logitech offers another version that is smaller and paired with a case, the keyboard does not come out of the case, so that seems impractical to me. I would really love it if they would come out with a smaller version like the keyboard "cover" that they make, that is also solar... with its own separate case. I don't mind carrying around a separate keyboard since then I can use it at any angle that I want to, particularly on my lap while the ipad sits on a coffee table in its own case. It would be great if apple would modify its Apple TV software so that bluetooth keyboards could be attached to use instead of a remote. The solar feature of this keyboard is so great, that I'll probably keep it, even though it is a little big, because I hate the waste and inconvenience of batteries. The solar feature was the main thing that attracted me to this keyboard. I have enough things to charge already, so one less is a really good thing. Another thing that would be good is if the tab keys on this keyboard enabled you to switch between applications on the ipad. There is a "home button" that takes you to the home screen, but you still have to swipe and tap to open applications. The tab keys do work to fill out online forms though. Overall I can't really complain too much about this keyboard because the solar feature is a giant leap forward, since I have not seen anything else out there that does the same thing for ipad. It would be great if the ipad itself was solar!! and how about a solar iphone??? ;) The only reason I gave this keyboard 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is a little big to carry around.., if they made a smaller version, maybe even a foldable one? I'd give it 5++++ stars!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this!

    • Written by from las vegas

    The concept is appealing, considering how fast the Apple wireless KB drains batteries.
    But this one keeps dropping the Bluetooth connection, and Logitech doesn't seem to bother providing support or follow up.
    On top, the first one I bought had a faulty Shift key, so I had it exchanged.
    In summary, poor quality, useless (I reverted to my Apple KB), and with no support.
    Simply put, don' t buy it.
    PS. I gave 1 star as 0 star is not possible

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had the K760 for a few months, but really put it to the test today working from home. The Bluetooth switching is great, allowing me to flip back and forth between my third-gen iPad and early-2012 15-inch MBP with ease. This is highly subjective, but for me the keyboard has a great feel, with concave key tops and a bit more key travel than a new Apple unit. More "springy" and less "clicky," maybe a tad reminiscent of an older generation of keyboards that were designed with ergonomics, rather than style, as the top priority -- although the K760 looks great, too.
    The solar power feature is really cool, and another major plus.
    For me, this keyboard is now a must-have peripheral, expanding the utility of my iPad and letting me use the MacBook Pro in desktop mode -- all without batteries or cables. I love it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, keeps disconnecting

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Great idea, but poorly designed. The keyboard disconnects from bluetooth after less than a minute if inactivity. Very frustrating as it takes several seconds to reconnect after you star typing again.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oustanding!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Comfortable, full size, no battery hassle, quick pairing and connection. Type all day, fast, without any trouble.

    Perfect. It just works.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use this all time

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    This is a great keyboard. I use it every day for hours at work. The keys respond well, and it has the kind of "feel" that I prefer.

    I used to always shut off my Apple wireless keyboard at night because I wanted to save the batteries. Obsessive, I know, but I don't need to do that with this one. It just stays charged and ready for me the next morning.

    And for those times when I need to have two computers on my desk, a press of a button and the keyboard is connected to that one.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad choice

    • Written by from Boston

    My mac doesn't recognize this keyboard quickly at startup, waking from sleep, or after I leave for a few minutes and come back. I don't recall this problem with my old Apple wireless keyboard. Far more troublesome are the three function keys at the top, which, when you hit them accidentally during typing, will switch you between different bluetooth channels. I do this all the time, then lose my train of thought and have to figure out where I was. Eventually I brought out the hammer to this baby. Why not just hide these switches in a recessed area on the underside of the device instead?

    11 of 18 people found this useful