We’ve long been a fan of Logitech’s livingroom offerings here at Techgage, what with its cool di Novo keyboards to its feature-packed Harmony remotes. With its just-announced K830, it looks like the company wants to keep us hooked, because it looks fantastic. Its full name is “Illuminated Livingroom Keyboard K830“, and that name explains its claim-to-fame well: It’s completely backlit. The K830 goes a step beyond that, however.
Because battery-life is oh-so-important on a wireless peripheral, Logitech’s designed its K830 to automatically dim its backlight after 5 seconds of inactivity; and, it can also increase or decrease the LED’s intensity based on the room lighting. As you’d expect, the K830 is rechargeable, and Logitech notes that with standard use, it will last up to 10 days on each charge.
On the right side of the plank is a large touchpad, mouse buttons, and quick-access volume adjustment buttons. The F1 – F10 keys have alternate functions, allowing you to quickly show the desktop, invoke a search tool, launch a Web browser, adjust backlight settings, and more.
The thing that strikes me most about the K830 is its visual appeal – it looks awesome.
Logitech’s K830 will be available in the US and Europe later this month for an SRP of $100.