Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac [REVIEW]

In All Classes, Mac, Product Reviews by techtalkamerica

The Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard comes in either silver or black and has all of the keys you would expect including a number pad on the right side, volume controls and other music controls along the top as well as the standard Mac eject button and a key to open Launchpad – and of course it has the right and left sets of Command, Option and Control on either side of the space bar.

Getting started is ridiculously easy. All you do is plug in the thing they call a “Unifying Receiver” into an open USB port and download a tiny piece of software and you’re off and typing. The unifying receiver is really cool because if you get a Logitech wireless mouse or other Logitech wireless device, you don’t need anything additional – this little plug will automatically connect the mouse to your computer as well.

On the back side, there are two little legs that fold in to allow the keyboard to lay flat on your desk or pop out to give a slight angle to make typing more comfortable.

The solar charging feature is another great feature that you’ll appreciate and then immediately forget because it just does it’s job perfectly. My office is not often brightly lit, and yet the keyboard still takes in enough light to keep the change at over 90% all of the time. Want to know how the charge is doing? Press the light button at the top right of the keyboard and a solar app will pop up on your screen to show you how much light is coming in at this very moment and how much reserve the internal battery has currently.

The keyboard itself is plastic, but it feels solid and quite comfortable when typing on it. The height, response and overall feel of the keys is similar to the Apple keyboards, but after using it for a while, I can tell that the face of each key is ever so slightly concave, which adds to the comfort in my opinion. I saw a comment or two over on Amazon where people were saying that it may bend/flex when in a bag or large purse, but I don’t transport my keyboards – they just sit on the desk – so that isn’t a concern for me and I suspect it isn’t for most people.

One thing that was initially a negative to me was the lack of a light indicating whether the caps lock is on or off, but after using it for 3 months, in practice that has not been an issue at all. I still think it’s strange that it’s not there, but honestly, I completely forgot about it until writing this review, so it really has been a non-issue for me.

As with most things Apple makes, their keyboards are models of simplicity and quality, so it’s really tough to beat them when it comes to overall appearance. The K750 is nice, but it’s probably not going to win any beauty contests. But then again, it is just a keyboard, so I’m not looking for anything remarkable. The only time I look at a keyboard is to find a key that I never learned to find by touch in typing classes all those years ago (like the % key or the difference between [ and { for example).

* Since I’ve only had the keyboard for about 3 months, I am giving it a great rating on the internal rechargeable battery life. I’ll come back later with an update if things change in the coming months. If/when you replace the battery, it’s important to get the rechargeable ML2032. There is an identically sized battery out there that is not rechargeable, so obviously it won’t serve you well when the time comes. The ML2032 runs less than $5 on Amazon or at your local store.

** Update (March 20, 2016) – It’s been 6+ months and the keyboard is working like a champ. No issues whatsoever.

At the time of this video, both the black and silver versions are listed on Amazon for $49.99, so that’s the same as the Apple wireless keyboard and just a couple of dollars more than the full sized wired one from Apple. If you’re interested in learning more about this keyboard or if you want to buy one today, there are Amazon affiliate links in the description below. If you use those links, we get a small commission, so we’d be grateful for that if you decide to get one for yourself.

~Mark

Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard – Silver
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Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard – Black
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