If you are as sick of replacing the batteries in your wireless keyboard as I am, you may want to pick up the new solar powered keyboard from Logitech, designed to work with the Mac.
The new Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac retails for $60 and comes in five colors. The new Mac specific version uses the same technology which was included in the original Solar Keyboard from Logitech that launched last year.
The keyboard includes solar cells, similar to those you remember from old school solar powered calculators, but on a bigger scale. You don’t need to take the keyboard out into the sun, as ambient light will do. The internal battery will last for three months in complete dark.
There is a Solar Power App for Mac that allows you to monitor the battery levels and get alerts when you need to get more light. If you work for more than three months in the dark, you may want to turn on a light at this point anyway.
The keyboard is full size, including a number pad and Mac specific keys. The island style keys offer spacing similar to the Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Logitech claims that the concave key-cap design delivers faster, quieter typing that is more comfortable for extended typing sessions.
The keyboard connects over 2.4GHz technology, syncing up to the Logitech Unifying receiver. If you already have a Logitech mouse with the unifying receiver you’ll only need to plug one in to your computer, which is great if you have a limited number of USB ports.
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac will be available this August for $59.99 at numerous retailers. You can preorder now at Logitech.