Technology buffs are becoming more spoiled by the day, especially with all the wireless tech that has been pouring into our laps over the past few years. It seems that if any piece of tech we want to get comes with a cord we immediately shun it like the plague. Well its a good thing companies are realizing that absolutely nobody wants a wired device anymore because most companies are trying their hardest to make all devices wireless and all wireless devices last longer.
Logitech is taking wireless connectivity to the next level with their wireless Desktop MK710 keyboard and mouse combo. The keyboard and mouse work just like any other wireless device with one huge selling point, a supposed 3 year battery life for both the keyboard and mouse which is a feat Logitech says it is the first to achieve.
To achieve this long battery life, Logitech uses aggressive power-saving algorithms. Now, when people hear this they tend to worry that the algorithms may cause lag but Logitech assures us that even with the algorithms users will not experience any unseemly lag. Being able to experience 36 straight months on a single set of batteries without having to deal with ridiculous lag is something that grabs the attention of a lot of tech junkies.
According to Logitech’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Control devices Business Unit Rory Dooley, “No one thinks about changing batteries until they have to, but when that time comes it can stop you in your tracks. With its industry-first three-year battery life for a combo, you might just forget the logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 uses batteries at all.”
Another key feature with the MK710 mouse and keyboard combo is the single Logitech Unifying Receiver, a single, tiny receiver plugged into one of your computer’s USB ports that connects both your keyboard and mouse through a single port. The single receiver is small and being able to connect both devices greatly diminishes your computer’s clutter.
The keyboard itself features Logitech’s incurve keys as well as a cushioned palm rest. The keyboard also features an LCD dashboard which gives you the status of Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Number Lock and battery life. The mouse is a midsize Logitech laser mouse that comes complete with hyper-fast scrolling. The mouse has a right handed design with three customizable thumb buttons in close reach of each other. Both devices run on Logitech Advanced 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. Typical wireless systems run on 27MHz systems and Logitech’s 2.4GHz system allows a much faster transmission of information. The 2.4GHz system also comes with a 128-bit AES encryption that ensures all of your important data is safe and secure.
The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 is hitting stor shelves in Europe this month and will becoming to us Americans in April under a $99.99 price tag.